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What happening to the art of bartending ? !

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What happening to the art of bartending ? !

A Miami-based 7-year-old beverage-monitoring software company is drinking from the keg of RFID and is selling a tilt switch that attaches to bottles and updates an Internet database every time the bottle is poured. Hilton, Hyatt, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays and others are reportedly testing the system.

It's not merely recording how many times the bottle is poured, but it factors in the tilt of the bottle, the duration of the pour and the bartender's pouring style to calculate how much liquid is leaving the bottle.

In addition it rings up the "correct" price for that particular pour .

I know some of the liquor being served at slot machines is a measured pour , but I had complained to Trop ( Tango's Lounge )that their measured pour sours from the guns ( topped off with club soda ) were terrible ! And they couln't add a bit more liquor without charging for another shot !

What's next ? Counting the ice cubes ? !

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allure45 - A while ago, a friend of mine was a waitress for Trump, and she told me almost all the drinks came from guns. She also said no matter what you ask for (Coors Light, Miller Light, Bud Light) everyone got the same Old Milwaukee Light. She said if I wanted a hand-made drink I should order something made with cream, such as a white russian or a toasted almond. I think the drink service has improved a lot in AC, but I mostly stick to the bottled beers on the gaming floor and save the fancy stuff for a real bartender. I'm sad to see the Hilton is trying the new "control measures", since I'm only about 1/2 way through the Dizzy Dolphin's extensive drink menu. Good thing the drinks are free there!

Cheers,

LuvB

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Some guns measure shots ,some don't . Some have an over ride button ,some dont . Some count shots , some don't .

Funny about the Old Milwalkee !

A bartender NEEDS to ADJUST the liquor when making mixed drinks depending on the CUSTOMER'S taste !

Long Island
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Don't think that happens much in corporate world!

Central NJ
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I find that 99% of the time I can find a bartender who enjoys doing his job ( making the customer happy ) when I can get face to face with the bartender . There are a few exeptions . In AC the Tango Lounge bartenders are the type that take a college course and sign on for the benefit packages . The ones at the Wave are sort of college kids who are not really interested in the customers . But the rest of the spots are pretty good : Eden Lounge , Toga Bar , Dizzy Dolphin , Steak 38 , Mountain Bar , ...

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5. Re: What happening to the art of bartending ? !

Do you mean bartender college, or the two week, (or is it 2 day), training that many of the casinos are doing now?

Oh, for the good old days when bartenders were in a class by themselves, and the best were a class act.

Welcome to the 21st Century Corporate world!

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I agree easydave....I miss those days of the real bartender! The days when they filled your drink almost to the rim with whatever alcohol, then splashed it with a eyedropper full of mixer and called it "diluted." LOL You could get so bombed off $20.....like everything else, with the times, it has changed and not for the better. Ahhhh.....

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I understand the concept of a stadard 1 1/4 oz 80 proof pour . It is for insurance reasons . So people cannot say they got drunk unintentionally . We don't need more drunks behind the wheel .

But a real bartendender should have the discretion to make stronger drinks at the customer's request , or to give a good cutomer a buy-back every now and then .

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Is this any different than a comp system in which the computer decides what you are entitled to and a Host has no ability to over ride?

Welcome to the corporate world!

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