Pros And Cons Of Flair Bartending

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What Is Flair Bartending
Flair bartending is basically the art and skill of entertaining your clientele or audience with the juggling and manipulation of your bar tools that includes, shaker tins, glassware, garnish, napkins, in some rather neat, tricky and dazzling ways.
Flair bartending is not all about the juggling of the bottles, some ice trick which is the definition of flair bartending in the strictest sense, but generally, it is just anything that can create an extra excitement and dazzle to your clientele’s drinking experience. You can do a simple juggling trick or a rather funny story or joke. If possible to use both, the use them.
Flair or the freestyle bartending can be categorized into styles: the working flair and the competition flair. The biggest difference between these two is the amount of risk and complication of tricks used, making the …show more content…

It is borderline choreography and like any competitive skill, it requires hours and hours of practice. Like any dance competition, you need to be ready to bedazzle your audience and you are the spotlight of the show. Be ready and be polished.
Like any competition, nothing is left to luck or chance. Your bottles are numbered and need to be positioned accordingly and the alcohol just enough for you to make the drinks required. In this kind of flair, you not usually working your guest but rather the crowd.
When it comes to flair competition, there is room for freedom for your tricks than the kind of tricks you would pull behind the counter at work. You cannot take 4 minutes to make a drink at a busy bar and you not allowed to spill at all. In a competition, spilling is a no-go zone.

The reason for all this flair is to achieve some money, recognition (those viral YouTube videos), better bartending gigs, and the prizes just to mention a few. If you doing your flair for this purpose, practice and practice until you achieve perfection.
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