Top 5 Bartending Tricks to Impress Guests

August 19, 2014

When you think of bartending “tricks,” you might immediately think of Tom Cruise’s character in Cocktail. “Flair bartenders” are known for juggling, setting things on fire, and even doing magic tricks. While these sorts of tricks can definitely be awesome, they aren’t the only things bartenders can do to wow customers. In fact, every great bartender has a few more ordinary tricks up his or her sleeve. Here are the top five tricks that bartenders use to impress customers.

1. Getting to know customers.

Being extra friendly is the ultimate trick in any bartender’s arsenal. It’s important to really get to know customers—what are their interests? What are their families like? What are their favorite drinks? This doesn’t just make customers feel good—it also creates loyal customers. Great bartenders even jot down important personal information to make sure they remember it.