Document Type



Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Food and beverages, Business and Management., *training, Social sciences, History, Performing arts studies

Publication Details

Murphy, J. (2013) The Principles and Practices of Bar and Beverage Management, Goodfellows Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England.

(Please note that this is only a sample from the publication as under copyright law we are not permitted to digitise the entire book)


Principles and Practices of Bar and Beverage Management is a comprehensive text and resource book designed to explain the latest developments and new complexities of managing modern bars - be they stand alone or part of larger institutions such as hotels and resorts.

Consumer expectations have changed, and a bar today must deliver an integrated social experience in a safe modern environment, which also offers the latest products and services in a professional and engaging fashion. Against a background of increasing competition and an increasingly sophisticated customer base, this text has been designed to support the bar and beverage skills of students and professionals. It will be the primary reference source in meeting the professional skills and development needs of those who aspire to a career in the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry. It gives the reader:

  • A complete guide to every aspect of bar management from customer care, marketing, beverages and beverage management, the economic context and bar technology- to key issues of health and safety;
  • A well defined pedagogic structure giving objectives and learning outcomes, discussion points, further reading and end of chapter summaries;
  • Links to relevant web, visual and audio- resources;
  • A clear logical progression through all the key topics plus the technical skills, practices and latest developments in the bar and beverage sector;
  • Numerous examples and case studies from within the bar and beverage industry

It will fully meet the needs of students on full and part-time programmes worldwide in the fields of bar, restaurant, hotel, hospitality and food and beverage management in universities, hotel schools and a wide range of vocational courses. It will also be a superb reference for professionals developing their careers in the industry.

James Murphy is both author and winner of numerous national and international industry awards including World Champion for Elite Bartenders in 1993. Former Education Chairman of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) and current Council member of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers (IGS), he has managed in the bar and beverage industry for over 30 years and is author of Europe’s first ever Bachelor of Science (Honours Degree) in Bar Studies – Management & Entrepreneurship. He currently lectures full time in Bar Management area at the Technological University Dublin (DIT), College of Arts & Tourism, School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Dublin, Ireland.