Bar Glassware

bartending school bar glassware handling & care

In bartending school bar glassware handling & care is very important.

Bar glassware handling & care styles and varieties will always fluctuate depending on the type of establishment you are bartending in.

For example, a classic speakeasy-style bar may have more antique style glasses for cocktails where as a high volume dance club or party bar may only use plastic cups.

In addition to styles the variety of glassware may be more at a high end establishment then at a neighborhood bar or smaller type of bar.

Many bars simply don’t have the budget for fancy glassware as well as a large variety of styles of glasses.

The following are glasses and cups that you may come across during your bartending tenure. It is important that you are meticulous with bar glassware handling and care paying attention to smudges towel lint soap and water stains and even to where you place your fingers when grabbing the glass. No guest wants to see your fingers touching the upperside of a glass (rim) where they may put their mouth to drink.

After washing and rinsing glasses always let them air dry on a clean corrugated surface. Never towel dry a glass. Also use a linen napkin or cloth if you are going to polish glassware.

And lastly if your glasses are to be stacked make sure they are completely dry otherwise the moisture will leave ring marks on the glasses. Here are the drinking vessels you need to be familiar with.

bar glassware handling & care

  • Learn traditional bar glassware
  • Discover unique bar glassware
  • Proper glass icing techniques
  • How to tell a glass is Beer Glass clean

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A popular glassware option is Libbey Many foodservice suppliers such as Sysco Foods supply these options to bars and restaurants.

  • Achieve silky smooth consistent drinks.
  • Build with confidence and style
  • Don’t fear the blender, it’s your friend
  • Shake it don’t fake it.
  • Proper ice amounts always helps.
  • Stirring is an art form you can easily master.

Who is the target audience?

New and existing bartenders that may want a refresher course

Lesson 7 - Glassware

Knowing Your Glassware
5 Minutes
Additional Glasses
5 Minutes
Professional handling and icing the glasses
5 Minutes
Beer Clean Glass
5 Minutes
Bar Glassware – Quiz
6 questions
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They are not hard, but they are thorough – meaning there are courses, and each course has approx 10 lessons, sometimes less, sometimes more. There is a combination of text, images, and video for each lesson. After you’ve gone thru the lesson material, there is a lesson quiz, you need to pass all lesson quizzes with an 80% or better in order for us to place you as an intern. This suggests to the potential employer that you know what to do and when.
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They are broken into related lessons, with over 200 videos, text, images, & examples showing you everything you need to know about bartending. Complete the online course at your own pace. After you finish the online part, there is a resume builder, add some info to your resume that highlights your recent accomplishment and a little info about yourself. Then head over to the internship map link to find a learn bartending location near you. Submit your resume to their internship job posting and get ready to intern. The bar will contact you to schedule a time to come in and do a mock interview, if they have availability they will schedule your days, if they are full you can apply to another bar.  It is recommended that you do 6 days of internship, 3 opening days and 3 closing days to get exposure to both shifts.

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