Flair bartenders are the rockstars of the bar. With the only possible exception of DJ´s, there is no other position at a bar that commands such powerful attention from a crowd and brings more cash per night than being a Flair Bartender.
Why flair bartenders make so much money? Well, first and foremost flair bartenders are top entertainers. When the average person goes to the nightclub only expecting to get alcohol, music and dance, the shock of getting a full flair show behind the bar just skyrockets the general experience. Venues that can provide entertainment both in the dance floor and behind the bar attract larger crowds that spend and tip more and managers know it, so good flair bartenders are always in demand.
How to become a flair bartender? The obvious answer is learn a few basic moves and then PRACTICE. Although flair bartenders can put quite complex shows involving multiple bottles, fire and more, you can captivate a crowd with well executed basics such as a Martini Waterfall or a RedBull Pour. You can learn basic, intermidiate and advanced moves at our iPour Online Bartender Training and practice with real bottles at a safe location such as a park or a matted room.
A final advice: a bar manager will NOT appreciate you affecting the productivity or speed of the bar by showing off to your guests. iPour advocates for a philosophy of Working Flair: moves that make it fun for the guest but that accelerate your efficiency making both your guests and your managers happy. You can learn more about Working Flair here.
So, start flipping and practice, practice, practice. Living the life of a Flair Superstar is at the reach of your hand... literally.