About Cocktail Dive

Cocktail Dive is a resource created and operated by us, Anthony D'agostino and Nick Calabro, to teach you proven strategies for running and operating a bar, restaurant, or any other business in the hospitality industry.

Who are these guys?

And how do they know about this stuff?

Anthony D’agostino is a family man in his mid 80s. He was actually present during the opening of the world’s first ever bar right after the Egyptians learned how to ferment alcohol for the first time. Don’t mess with him. 

Nick Calabro is a wise and energetic young man.

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Handy Hospitality was the precursor to Inside Hospitality. We took all of our knowledge & experience and turned it into a comprehensive guide. Then we enhanced it and changed the game.

How Cocktail Dive Began

Inside Hospitality Changed the game

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This is where cocktail Dive was created and how we plan on helping you and your business

We want you to use our success and principles in your business so you can reach your professional and personal goals. You can follow along with our stories and experiments on the blog

How We Do What We Do

We practice

Anthony, a serial bar and club owner, got his start with pizza parlors and eventually moved on to teen clubs where he’d make millions of dollars. From there, opening and closing other bars and go-go joints, he currently owns and operates The Pour House & The Boiler Room in New Jersey.

Nick discovered the bars and immediately began operations and marketing alongside Anthony. As they mused at their success and unique approach to management, they soon started discussing business practices, hospitality, and how they can refine it into a reproducible methodology.