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(By Eve Bushman) Was signed up to attend my first Nightclub and Bar show (NCB Show) last year but at the last minute I couldn’t make it. Our Contributing Editor Michael Perlis went a few years back and seemed to enjoy it (read his coverage here).

My interests were not only on what the latest bar programs have to offer - as my co-hosting of Cocktails on the Roof enters its fourth year – but also things I could learn in the classes that I could share with readers as well as Eve Bushman Consulting clients.

Invite From NCB Show Website: Get Smart About Your Business

Keep pace with the trends, best-practices and standards that drive the bar & nightlife industry. 

There’s always something new to learn at Nightclub & Bar Show! Whether it’s attending seminars, keynotes, workshops, trainings or technical courses – the 3-day education program, March 26-28, is designed to help professionals keep current with the fast pace of change.  View the full schedule with 3 Super Sessions and 9 revamped tracks including Tech Talks, Beverage Programming, THC² The Hospitality of Cannabis and Trends & Movements. View the full schedule here

https://www.ncbshow.com/conference

What I Tasted and Saw

A lot! See most in these three photo grids that include innovative or new spirit brands like Bacardi, American Anthem Vodka, Bitter Queens, Elite Beverage International’s line of tequilas, Mule 2.0 canned Moscow Mules, Jell-O Shots, alcohol infused coffee creamers, breweries, Buzz Pop Cocktails (think Push-Up pops at your bar), a Cannabis Pavilion complete with Muscat wine meant to go with your smokes or alone, Drake’s Organic Spirits, Kelvin Slush Company, Smokin’ Mary Bloody Mary mix, other mixers, coffee and Sangria.

But the bar show exhibitors were not limited to drinks alone, we saw some incredible gizmos to help with operations, bar equipment, ideas for décor, entertainment, point of sale systems (referred to as POS), insurance services, different types of ice cube delivery systems, personalized coasters, plastic barware, many pre and post carbonated beverages to help avoid a hangover, pickle juice, olives and my favorite Honey Smoked Salmon.

Read more here: Eve’s Wine 101: Tasting, Seeing and Learning from the Nightclub and Bar Show