Here’s a tip
Author: Susan Krepart
It took a bit of cough syrup to get Aerosmith to play at Moe’s Tavern, and oodles of boobies for the ladies of Coyote Ugly. Tom Cruise was such a top gunner with the highballs, you almost didn’t notice how much Bryan Brown towered over him in Cocktail.
According to Scott Young, president and founder of Bar Smart and www.extremebartending.com, it’s this kind of flair that separates a bartender who owns a house from a mere booze jockey. His travelling bartending school could make the difference between cashing in your change for twenties at the end of the nigh and walking out with your rent.
“The difference is phenomenal,” says Young of the potential for your tip jar. ”It’s a nigh-and-day type of thing. Most bartenders don’t do anything special or extra, they are just plain order-takers.”
Young has been a bartender since he was 19 and started with the tricks in ’91 to earn more money and get a better job in the competitive market of
“I wanted to work in the best places but there is a lot of competition for top bartending jobs. I thought whatever I did it was going to have to be exceptional.”
And apparently it was – Young, now 33, got scouted for a top club after being spotted at a contest. “I wanted the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time so I could go surfing and play golf,” he says.
Young isn’t spending all his time on the green, however. His company has a sobering 13 videos, which have been sold in 60 countries. With over 240 moves in the first series alone and plans for 12 new videos in January, it’s a wonder he can even remember what’s in a Pink Lady.
Those of you with days jobs and an aversion to putting up with the crap of drunk strangers can get in on the fun at www.extremebartending.com, which has over 7,000 drink recipes, 8,000 jokes and famous quotes, as well free video clips with 22 free lessons.
The Extreme Bartending Seminar by Bar Smart serves its rounds Nov. 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Date: April 8th, 2005