Reopening the doors to venues comes for most with a joyous sigh of relief. For some however, this joy is outweighed by a feeling of dread and anxiety about returning to work after such a long time. Here at Bar Magazine we are here to help you and provide you with some much-needed advice, with …

At Bar Magazine, we know that help and advice is needed now more than ever. Reopening a venue and getting back to doing what we all know and love so much comes with a long-awaited sigh of relief, but there is still a sense of uncertainty for some. That is why we are so excited …

Stuart Coetzee TISSL

Stuart Coetzee (pictured) from leading epos specialist TISSL argues that a hospitality epos solution can be a good tool for creating happier staff and building a better business Managing staff is one of the toughest jobs for bar operators and is certainly one of the industry’s largest controllable expenses. Yet, when it comes to managing …

TLT Stephen MGowan

Stephen McGowan (pictured), partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at law firm TLT, urges licensees in Scotland to book training now to avoid their licences being revoked Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, anyone who holds a personal licence, which authorises a person to sell alcohol and that was issued on or before September 1, …

RBS

Philip Brown, senior relationship director for consumer industries at RBS, on how bars can reduce costs and raise their green credentials Saving costs is naturally one of the key areas we regularly talk to our customers about and it’s amazing what a difference the following small changes can make to the bottom line. Within the …

Gabriela Moncada jose cuervo tequila

In time for National Tequila Day on Thursday (July 24), Gabriela Moncada Peña (pictured), brand ambassador for Jose Cuervo, rounds up some of the best places in London and beyond to enjoy Jose Cuervo Cuervo’s Cantina at Skylounge, the stunning rooftop bar in Tower Hill, offers delicious bespoke Jose Cuervo tequila cocktails and Mexican food …

Richard Eaton, partner and licensing specialist at Birketts LLP, on the Live Music Act Holding live music events just got easier. Since October 1, the Live Music Act has permitted live music performances without the need for a premises licence or temporary event notice. The Act removes from “regulated entertainment” the performance of live music …

Look out for the levy, warns John Gaunt of licensing solicitors John Gaunt & Partners The late-night levy, which became law on October 31, can be adopted by any licensing authority, thereby enabling it to charge a levy on premises licensed to sell (and not just those which actually sell) alcohol in the late-night economy. …