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Archive for Dan Q. Dao

Meet the Man Who Turned San Antonio into a Bona Fide Cocktail Town

By In 2004, Jeret Peña was working as a bellman at San Antonio’s Hotel Valencia. “I was at work, and someone came up to me and said, ‘You’re the chosen one—you’re going to come bartend,’” says Peña. “The hotel bar, VBar, was one of the hottest bars in San Antonio. It was a tiny bar that […]

5 Extremely Useful Tips for Training New Bartenders

By Including: Don’t forget the basics!

The Subtle Art of the Bar Uniform

By First appearances are powerful.

Ordering Liquor and Supplies Smartly for Your Bar

By Inventory and relationships are the key.

6 Simple Steps for Bartenders to Make Bigger Tips

By It’s really all about hospitality.

Building a More Profitable Bar: Everything You Need to Know About Glassware

By You can choose smart, interesting glassware. Without going broke.

The New York City Bar That Mastered the Romantic Mood

By How The Raines Law Room got it right.

How Bar Goto Got It Right

By The great New York bar nailed it out the gate.

7 Maple Syrup Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

By Because nothing says fall like maple.

9 Apple Cider Cocktails You Should Be Drinking in Bars

By It’s the season for the forbidden fruit.

7 Sherry Cocktails You Should Be Sipping in Bars

By Get the most of out the fortified wine.

These Are the Under-the-Radar Vodkas You Need to Know

By They’re like indie records. But for drinking.

8 Vodka Cocktails You Should Be Drinking in Bars Now

By The clear winners. From coast to coast.

What Nicole Williams of Made Real Vodka Drinks When She’s Off the Clock

By Getting local with the locally minded vodka entrepreneur.

6 Genius Spots Where You Can Get Both Cocktails and Coffee

By It’s café culture. But with a seriously boozy twist.