The purpose of this conversation was to discuss whether the basics as well as whether the commerciality of the bar should be taken into account and how important each of these elements are. The panel, hosted by the founders, was Chris Moore (at the time – Beverage Director of Dante, New York), Rusty Cerven (Bar Manager of Manhattan Bar, Singapore), Simon Ford (Founder of Fords Gin).
Watch a recording of the Round Table here
The conversation included;
The importance of the basics - accessibility, bathrooms, booking systems, website and cleanliness
The weight given to something considered ‘basic’
Whether this should be a qualifier before the process even begins
How we address the business-side of running a bar - both the commerciality and smooth operations