You can open your own bar for money, but not for wealth.
Bar business is people business!
The only thing I've lost during my career is the value of a compliment.
Alcohol should always be kept as a pleasure.
There are no special academies for bar owners.
Visiting bartenders' courses, people learn to deal with their counter and not how to deal with their customers.
To open a bar, you need to be skilled in economics, marketing, staff management and hospitality.
To gain bartender's wisdom one should listen and constantly improve oneself.
First of all, design very often reflects the character and philosophy of the people standing behind the bar.
Bar investors differ from stock exchange investors in their idealism and emotions.
I would never hire Arnold Schwarzenegger to work in my bar.
If you gathered all bartenders in one bar, for sure it is going to be sex, drugs and a huge ego show!
Photo: Dirk Beichert