Recap: what is a bar for and is there a place for flairing in "great bars?
So I had this discussion on LinkedIn; which boldly proclaims the end of exhibition flair.
And there is one group member, who especially praises flair bartending as the one solution for everything...
What I though realized is, that we are talking about a completely different bar.
I am talking about "my" future bar - the craft bar. Which catches up with other clinary venues. Which is grown up and responsible. Artisan I would say.
And he is talking about a bar, which accidentally evolved from the past - located in the US, styled after a neighborhood watery hole. His bar can be located in a posh hotel or in a corner of a road of a worker's neighborhood - but it is more characterized by the attitude: rash, loud, people drink to have fun, sexist and obvious.
Which bar is the bar of the future?
Well, both bars will be possible to find for quite a long time from now on. But people become more refined, more responsible, more aware of consequences. My discussion partner mentions bikini parties as a proven way for a promotion on his website. I think, that this is a rather bad idea...
Maybe you can still get away with such a (business) approach in the US - maybe young people there are still so naïve. This is not my point of view, but his...
Are bars fundamentally different than restaurants?
My point is no- what is yours?
But then good restaurants are relying on good food and not on gaudy performances. can't a bar focus on good drinks! without looking <quote> Stuffy, old, boring?
I usually have a different point of view... What is yours?