Do bar owners that don’t drink have a greater chance of success?
YES – don’t build a bar for yourself, build it for your customers. At the end of the day, your customers are the ones that are paying you so you have to keep the focus on them. If your main reason for opening a bar is to have somewhere for you and your friends to hang out, then build a bar in your basement, and stay out of the industry. That being said – don’t drink in your own bar! Keep it a business and keep it professional! No one wants to see the owner of the bar neglecting their customers because he or she is over in the corner with their buddies getting hammered. If there’s a big crowd tonight, and your staff is working hard to keep up with the demand, you better be right there with them, getting these customers what they want! GET TO WORK!
What is your favorite drink?
I like a “Dry Godfather” which is 1.5 oz of Johnnie Walker Blue and a few drops of Amaretto served on the rocks.
Can I have a ‘Shut It Down!’ t-shirt?
We’re working on making some t-shirts! Retail section on my website will be up soon! Get notified on when our products are launching by subscribing here: http://jontaffer.com/shop
Who are your biggest mentors?
Thomas Jefferson – his vision, his convictions, his ambition, his politics, and his finesse have all had a powerful influence on me.
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