The finer points of running a successful bar (and a free ticket to the MCC Gala)
By Francine Cohen

You’ve toiled in the front of the house for how many years now, listening to management and biting your tongue as you know that that paycheck means eventual freedom and you just need to mark time until you can open your own place and do it right?

But can you? Do you have what it takes? Do you even know what it takes to run a profitable bar and avoid the pitfalls and traps that cause a high percentage of new bar businesses to fail within the first 18 months?

Hedge your bets and join us for Booze 2.0: Beyond Slinging Drinks (5/17, 11:30 a.m.) – The Manhattan Cocktail Classic’s insightful panel discussion with some of this country’s most successful bar owners and managers. For ticket information and to purchase yours for the event please click here!

In a discussion moderated by INSIDE F&B Editor in Chief Francine Cohen (aka yours truly) Jason Littrell (Death & Company, Dram, James Moreland (Bombay Sapphire , Gianfranco Verga (Louis 649, and Dushan Zaric (Employees Only, Macao Trading Company will tell you how to get liquor on the shelves, put butts in seats, and keep engaged, and enthusiastic bartenders behind the bar.

Throughout the seminar expect to hear some unusual approaches to tackling the ins and outs of day to day systems, employee relationships and training, and service and business policies that have to happen if you want to keep the doors open.

Signing up for this session connotes a dedication to service. Joining us at Booze Biz 2.0 is the next logical step for career hospitality professionals interested in gaining a greater understanding of management operations. While we won’t hand you the keys to your new place you will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to run a bar, from a financial standpoint of managing capital and inventory, to dealing with distributors, staff training, f&b program/menu design and pricing and guest service.

And, of course, drinks will be served.

**For 25% off your tickets to this seminar and other MCC events (including the Gala) please use the MCCFriend discount code.

***The first person to purchase tickets to this seminar, and share your confirmation number with us via email (, will be rewarded with a complimentary ticket to the Gala.