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Bartender job description

A Bartender is a service professional who prepares and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They can assess a customer’s requests and like to make great recommendations.

 

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Bartender responsibilities include:

  • Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patrons
  • Interacting with customers, taking orders and serving snacks and drinks
  • Assessing bar customers’ needs and preferences and making recommendations

bartender job description

Job brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic Bartender to provide an excellent guest drinking experience. Good Bartenders will be able to create classic and innovative drinks exceeding customers’ needs and expectations. Compensation includes salary and tips. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant patrons
  • Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks
  • Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations
  • Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails
  • Plan and present bar menu
  • Check customers’ identification and confirm it meets legal drinking age
  • Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
  • Stay guest focused and nurture an excellent guest experience
  • Comply with all food and beverage regulations

Requirements and skills

  • Resume and proven working experience as a Bartender
  • Excellent knowledge of in mixing, garnishing and serving drinks
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of a second language is a plus
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean
  • Relevant training certificate

Frequently asked questions

What does a Bartender do?

Bartenders are friendly, highly organized and proactive professionals. They are efficient and have exceptional customer service skills. Bartenders are also very creative. They are drink innovators. They can accept feedback from a customer and modify ingredients to fit taste preferences.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Bartender?

Bartenders work directly with customers by mixing and serving drink orders. Their responsibilities include verifying age requirements, knowing alcohol pairing and tastes, knowing how to make traditional and classy drinks, processing payments, managing inventory and cleaning bar supplies. They also handle food orders directly from customers or the wait staff and inform customers of any specials. They ensure food and beverage compliance, restock bar inventory, decide menu items and manage the overall bar operations.

What makes a good Bartender?

A good Bartender is friendly, organized, has a good memory and can communicate efficiently and effectively with a diverse group of customers. They are energetic, confident, have a strong knowledge of alcoholic beverages and practice good time management skills. They must be able to work quickly, in fast-paced environments and methodically.

Who does a Bartender work with?

Bartenders work directly with Barbacks. Depending on the bar, they can also work with Waiters/Waitresses, Hostesses and other kitchen staff.

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