Cleaning - Products and Procedures
- The bar ABV in San Francisco cleans the bar top and sink workspace are with super hot water - no chemicals - and then sets up large fans to blow it dry overnight so that there are no water puddles for fruit flies. The cleaning crew that comes in later at night does use chemical cleansers on the floor but not the bar top/counter
- "At Nitecap, they use vinegar rather than harsh chemicals to clean the surfaces" [source]
- Make your own cleaning products rather than buying commercial ones (if it lessens your impact)
"Burning" the Ice
- See the page on Water Conservation
Covering Pour Spouts
Bottles in the well typically have their caps replaced by pour spouts. At the end of the evening, most bars either replace the caps on bottles or they cover the pour spouts so that bar flies do not get into the bottles and to prevent evaporation of alcohol.
Some bars use large sheets of plastic wrap to cover all the pour spouts. This plastic wrap is discarded each day when the bar is reopened. Another solution some bars use is paper cones such as would be used for sno-cones. These can be reused.
- A couple basic tips from Nicholas Box of Acorn (scroll to bottom)