• Wedding beverages

    How to Wow Your Wedding Guests With Amazing Beverages

    People drink more at weddings than at any other social occasion. But couples planning weddings rarely take the time to ensure their guests have an awesome experience with those wedding beverages. Often, couples merely opt for whatever their venue has in stock. WHY YOUR WEDDING BEVERAGES MATTER Download this guide as a FREE PDF If…

  • How to Create a Cocktail Menu: The Nimble Guide

    How to create a cocktail menu: the fundamentals Our goal in this guide is to teach you how to create a cocktail menu that both you and your guests will love. We’ll give you the building blocks — the fundamentals of menu development — so you can churn ’em out to your heart’s content. After…

  • The Best Bartending Book of 2017

    As a mentor of mine said, the problem with bar and cocktail books today is that many of them are created by opportunists. Cocktails are trendy and authors want to make a profit. We certainly respect the profit motive, but as professionals we want to read something with substance. At the Nimble Bar Co., we’ve…

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    How to throw an UNFORGETTABLE party

    At the Nimble Bar Co., we’ve perfected the art of throwing the unforgettable party. We’ve got some key steps and recommendations you can follow to do the same. Download our  free PDF guide for your own files, or read on here! STEP 1: DEFINE YOUR VISION Have you ever been to a wedding where the…

  • How To Max Out Your Online Reputation

    Did you know that a small improvement in your online reputation can grow your revenue by at least 5%? Well, now you’ve got research from the Harvard Business Review to prove it. There’s a flip side, too. If you have a less-than-stellar reputation online, more popular companies will suck your customers away. If you’re under…

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Martinis (and Their Variations)

    Martinis for beginners. In the world of cocktails, the martini holds a special place. The mention of its name conjures its distinct glass and garnish, as well as images of its distinctive drinkers. People of influence  casually saunter to the bar and say, “Martini, please”:  businessmen and women, well-to-do housewives, and, of course, James Bond. The…

  • 7 Steps To Become An Absinthe Expert (or to act like one…)

    The US government legalized absinthe more than a decade ago, but mystery and misunderstanding still surrounds the spirit. So we decided to help a bartender out and offer seminars on the worthy drink. Absinthe, also known as the ‘green fairy,’ is a beautiful and unique spirit with a colourful history. But people always ask us,…

  • Interview for success: The art of staffing your bar

    Your bartender represents YOU, YOUR brand, and YOUR business. Patrons frequent or avoid  establishments just like yours solely because of the bartender. So how do you find someone who represents your culture well? How do you interview and then hire the right candidate? More importantly, how do you weed out the wrong candidates? Let’s talk…

  • A Stump in the Grove: Honouring BC’s Majesty with a Cocktail

    The Story of our Cathedral Grove Inspired Cocktail: a Stump in the Grove We Love the Wild, Ancient Trees of Vancouver Island The unexpected encounters with creatures of the forest; the grandeur of massive groves of ancient cedars and firs.  This is why we decided to create a cocktail based on this beautiful piece of…

  • Your Bar Website: Learning Experience or Time Suck?

    You’re in the hospitality business, not the website business… I’ve been working on the Nimble Bar website off and on for about 4 months now. While I’ve made some pages that look really nice, the truth is that I’ve spent WAY too much time on this thing. It’s like I engage in some masturbatory form of…