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Quick tips and news from the world of bartending and cocktails. Make more tips with our weekly Tips for Tips section, Flair competition results, Interviews with top bar owners, mixology professionals and performance bartenders from around the world.

David Sangwell (Known as Scooby) has 14 years experience as a bartender with TGI Friday's, Chicago Rock Cafe, Weatherspoons, Reflex and independent night clubs, as well as opening boutique hotels in Dubai for the One & Only resorts on the Palm Jumeirah, creating cocktail menus and training bartenders around the world. David shares his experience to make more tips behind the bar and discusses the latest trends in drinks & cocktail culture.

Bartender HQ Podcast : Bar Culture, Cocktails and Flair Bartending for Everyone. David Eden Sangwell - BartenderHQ

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Quick tips and news from the world of bartending and cocktails. Make more tips with our weekly Tips for Tips section, Flair competition results, Interviews with top bar owners, mixology professionals and performance bartenders from around the world.

David Sangwell (Known as Scooby) has 14 years experience as a bartender with TGI Friday's, Chicago Rock Cafe, Weatherspoons, Reflex and independent night clubs, as well as opening boutique hotels in Dubai for the One & Only resorts on the Palm Jumeirah, creating cocktail menus and training bartenders around the world. David shares his experience to make more tips behind the bar and discusses the latest trends in drinks & cocktail culture.

    Making your iPhone video better for techphobes – Bartender’s Breakfast

    Making your iPhone video better for techphobes – Bartender’s Breakfast

    While the bars are closed many bartenders are trying to grow their brands and you can easily get started with just your iPhone, android or whatever you have to hand. Here we’ll show you the basics of lighting, using the right camera and how to just get started with iPhone Video.



















    Key points on iPhone Video (or any smartphone)







    Always shoot for the platform you’re using.







    This used to be a simple case of “always shoot in landscape” but now, there are multiple vertical format video sites and use cases like Instagram Stories, TikTok, Snapchat and more. Facebook will also tolerate vertical video, but its still well split between phone and desktop users right now.







    Use the right camera on your phone.







    The best quality camera on almost any phone is the one that’s on the opposite side to the screen. If you can possibly use this, your videos will look better, and you’ll be less likely to be looking at the screen rather than the camera too. When you’re not looking directly at the camera it can appear that you’re distracted, even though you’re just checking focus and framing.







    More light is better for phone cameras.







    Phone cameras are getting better in low light every year, but the physics still comes town to having a small camera not being able to take in as much light as a larger lens. This means iPhone video and android phone video can often have noise that shows up and looks even worse once compressed for online video sites.







    A cheap tripod goes a long way.







    Picking up a mini tripod from a pound/dollar store or on eBay will give you much more flexibility in where you can shoot – and also add some stability for handheld shots with your phone.







    Make sure your lens is clean.







    Because your phone lives most of its life in your pocket, the lens can often get greasy from fingerprints or covered in lint. A quick wipe over will sharpen up your video image in many cases.







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    The Man Who Trained Tom Cruise – JB Bandy (Best Of Podcast)

    The Man Who Trained Tom Cruise – JB Bandy (Best Of Podcast)

    In this show we’re resurfacing our interview with JB Bandy – the man who trained both Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown to be bartenders in the classic movie Cocktail! We recorded this for the anniversary of the movie’s release.







    “On the 30th Anniversary of the release of Cocktail we’re incredibly proud to present our interview with JB Bandy, the man who trained Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown to flair bartend for the movie. Without JB Bandy, flair bartending may never have gained the popularity it has today.”

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Reconnecting.

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Reconnecting.

    On this Bartender’s Breakfast we’re talking about reconnecting with friends and family from the past.



















    During these unprecedented times, If you’re isolating with family, make the most of that time. Try to get outdoors in your garden or any outside space you have. You don’t need to walk in the wood to appreciate a little nature, just sitting in a yard or on a balcony can make all the difference.







    Take the time when you might normally have been working to call friends you’ve not spoken to for a while, or use FaceTime to keep in touch with older relatives or anyone you think may be lonely.







    The reduced commuting is already reducing pollution and stress, lets hope that post isolation many businesses realise not everything has to be in person and allow more flexible work for their teams. Some good can come of this.







    Have a great weekend.

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Get Active Online

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Get Active Online

    Morning everyone! While everything is still crazy, make sure you’re looking after yourself and your family. Get outdoors if you have a yard or a garden, go for socially distanced walks or runs if it is safe and legal to do so.







    Practice your flair and learn new recipes and techniques to use when everything is back open.

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Building your Brand in Lockdown.

    Bartender’s Breakfast – Building your Brand in Lockdown.

    While the world is locked down and bars in many areas are closed, bartenders can continue to build their profile and skill set from home. In today’s video we’re touching on just a few ways you can stay front of mind for your guests and potential employers when the pandemic is over (or at least controlled!)



















    BarSmarts free (use “TRYBARSMARTS” at Checkout)







    A Bar Above course (Affiliate Link)







    Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana Teach Mixology (Affiliate Link)







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    Tweet me your thoughts on this video http://twitter.com/bartenderhq







    Join the conversation on Facebook http://facebook.com/bartenderhq







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    David Eden-Sangwell is a 20 year veteran of the bar industry. Working across the UK, Dubai, and Europe behind the bar as well as with marketing experience with multiple drinks brands, premium bars and even the UK’s biggest drinks wholesaler. Bartenderhq.com offers content creation services, social media management, menu and training consultancy for pubs, bars, restaurants and drinks brands. We’d love to chat about creating content and getting attention to your bar or drinks brand, email David@BartenderHQ.com for a consultation.

    Bartender’s (All Day) Breakfast – The World is Closed.

    Bartender’s (All Day) Breakfast – The World is Closed.

    Super quick chat today. The UK has ordered everyone who can to stay at home until further notice with an initial review in three weeks.







    Sorry we’re late today, word came through that my role is “furloughed” for now meaning that my partial salary is coming in from the Government while the company is widely shut down. That meant I had to spend a little time this morning to get everything finalised!







    If you’re living in an area that is also on a Stay at Home order, please observe it. Its not for you but to protect the vulnerable in society, like my son.







    We’ll be back tomorrow with more, and we’ll be refocusing on drinks and surviving the lock down. See you then!

Customer Reviews

Boulton500 ,

Great Information

Love the podcast, listen to it every week. Great special guests so far!

Flickapea85 ,

Great podcast!

This is great for anyone working in bars or just interested in bars and cocktails! Really good advice on getting more tips and love the cocktail recipes. The host has 14 years bar and restaurant experience and it shows, you can tell he really knows his stuff so the content is all credible! 😃

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