The Cottonmouth Club Presents

Episode Six: What Bars Are For, The Future of Bars, and How to Create a “Virtual Bar” That Scratches the Same Itch

April 24, 2020 Michael Neff Season 1 Episode 6
The Cottonmouth Club Presents
Episode Six: What Bars Are For, The Future of Bars, and How to Create a “Virtual Bar” That Scratches the Same Itch
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The Cottonmouth Club Presents
Episode Six: What Bars Are For, The Future of Bars, and How to Create a “Virtual Bar” That Scratches the Same Itch
Apr 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Michael Neff

What is a bar for? How about a bartender? And now, in the interstitial space between what was and what will be, how can a person be a bartender when we can’t have people in our bars?

This episode does a few things: it gives a direct insight into our specific training style, we speculate on how to make a bar experience virtual, all of which culminates in two talented bartenders performing a classic comedy sketch. Some of the questions and topics include:

- What is the importance of creativity & individual expression in bars?
- The history of Sandwich Sunday and how giving away food makes cocktails better
- The ins and outs of our unorthodox training program (“The Free-Pouring version of training...”)
- Why bars run by humans are better than bars that aren’t
- What can we do that can fill the void in people’s lives
- How we will change and bars will change
- Bars as process and bars as story
- How to make a bartender
- How ours is the hardest training program on the planet
- “The attention is as important as the recipe”
- The vitality of doubt and the power of being weird
- What can bartenders do when they can’t bartend?
- Why not just sit at home until all this blows over?
- Finally, Adam & Stacy perform a classic comedy sketch. And they nail it...

Weirdo Banjo Track: Bald-Headed End of the Broom

Show Notes

What is a bar for? How about a bartender? And now, in the interstitial space between what was and what will be, how can a person be a bartender when we can’t have people in our bars?

This episode does a few things: it gives a direct insight into our specific training style, we speculate on how to make a bar experience virtual, all of which culminates in two talented bartenders performing a classic comedy sketch. Some of the questions and topics include:

- What is the importance of creativity & individual expression in bars?
- The history of Sandwich Sunday and how giving away food makes cocktails better
- The ins and outs of our unorthodox training program (“The Free-Pouring version of training...”)
- Why bars run by humans are better than bars that aren’t
- What can we do that can fill the void in people’s lives
- How we will change and bars will change
- Bars as process and bars as story
- How to make a bartender
- How ours is the hardest training program on the planet
- “The attention is as important as the recipe”
- The vitality of doubt and the power of being weird
- What can bartenders do when they can’t bartend?
- Why not just sit at home until all this blows over?
- Finally, Adam & Stacy perform a classic comedy sketch. And they nail it...

Weirdo Banjo Track: Bald-Headed End of the Broom

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