The Rookie. The Kid. The Newbie. At some point in time, you have either been or will work with The F’ing New Guy. Some staffers will be happy to take the opportunity to teach the kid the ropes. But most staffers will groan when they have to train a new bouncer. Why? Because teaching someone […]Read More The FNG
Goodbye, 2015. And hello, 2016! We hope that your year ended well and that the year to come is a healthy and prosperous one. While we would usually not look back, I find it fitting that this New Year’s Eve video is currently making the rounds. Many of my formative years working Security were spent in the doorway […]Read More Happy New Year!
Name: Will Norton Official title: General Manager, TONIC Nightclub How long have you been in the Bar Industry? I’ve been in the Industry since I was 21 – so 8 years – but I started in the Service Industry at 16. I was a server at Clarke’s Charcoal Broiler, a restaurant in Los Altos, CA. […]Read More Nightclub Industry Interview: Will Norton
I’m not in the habit of re-posting to this blog. As a matter of fact, I think it is one of the bigger cop-outs when it comes to writing a blog – anyone can just copy and paste. However, I also see the benefit to re-posting when there is an issue that bears repeating or […]Read More Working Security During The Holidays
Last week I had the pleasure of attending ICON Services Corporation’s security course: Celebrity & VIP Protection. Why? First off, here at Coast Executive Services we do more than just Nightclub Security Consulting. And second, anyone working in field of Security (or any other industry) should constantly strive to expand their knowledge base across all […]Read More What’s in a name?
The most frightening words any Staffer working in a bar or nightclub can hear – besides “We’re out of beer!” are: ALL AGES NIGHT Many Staffers will break out in a cold sweat. Some develop the shakes, and others cry. Why are these words so terrifying? Because any time you bring individuals who are not […]Read More Nightclubs and All-Ages Night
I guarantee that if you have a checklist – regardless of venue size or staff responsibilities – nothing will be missed.Read More Opening Checklists for Nightclubs