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How to open a Bar or Restaurant


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At one time or another, most of us have toyed with the idea of owning our own bar. On evenings spent swilling whiskey after a grueling day at the office, it’s a seductive fantasy—trading the cubicle for your own personal clubhouse where you can hang out drinking beers, high-fiving regulars, and selling delicious booze to cool folks who totally get your vision.

Of course, most of us sober up, toss out the floor plan we sketched on the back of a cocktail napkin, and go back to doing what we were doing. But those with the resolve to actually follow through on their dreams soon encounter the unforgiving realities of opening a bar or a restaurant. I can and will help you find out if you can make the dream come true.

Training & Qualifications

My bar was rated best new cocktail bar in American by Thrillist

Availability & Preferences

Thing is a long one on one class. I can only do this on Sunday

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Curtis

C Azula received unit of How to Become a Bartender from Curtis
Feb 19, 2018
Great to work with!
Aug 22, 2017
Curtis was great and answered all my questions! I can't wait to take the tools he learned and start using them to make my own drinks!
May 19, 2017
Curtis was great to work with
Apr 26, 2017
It was so great in a ride very quickly.
Black provided session of Pet portrait 6x8 watercolor for Curtis
Apr 24, 2017
Very fun project
Brandon provided hour of Buy, sell, trade Magic cards. for Curtis
Apr 21, 2017
Repeat customer lets me know I'm doing good. Pleasure to do business with.
Apr 10, 2017
Curtis is really reliable !! Thank you!!
Mar 27, 2017
They smell amazing!
Mar 25, 2017
Curtis is very helpful and quick!
Mar 23, 2017
I learned some new tricks for Mexican food and am excited to try some recipes!


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About Curtis McMillan

Curtis McMillan has been a student, master, and entrepreneur in many facets of the alcoholic beverage industry for over 20 years. A nightclub worker and restaurateur, Curtis turned his passion from co...cktails to spirits education in 2008. He has since become an accredited Master of Whiskey, a Master of Tequila, a Gin Historian, a Level 1 Certified Beer Server, and a graduate of Bar Smarts Advanced. Curtis has dedicated the last decade to working for brands like Anheuser-Busch, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Hudson whiskey, Ardbeg scotch, and Milagro Tequila. He has been selected as a judge for liquor competitions such as’s Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience, Diageo World Class 2015 Competition, Patron Regional Competition, and the Massachusetts Moonshine Exhibition. In producing his own whiskey, Curtis’ first commercial batch was rated 86 by the trade publication Whiskey Advocate. Curtis has a passion and deep focus on innovation in alcohol production. He pushes himself and the industry to rethink the prevailing tools and topics to produce novel and unconventional flavors. He enjoys educating others in the art and science of alcohol production and selection, regardless of their level of expertise. Curtis prides himself on being able to explain complex ideas in understandable ways. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his Wife and his one-year-old son, Ciroshow more

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