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Bartenders

Bartenders

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Bartenders Description

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Bartenders Related Job Titles

Bar Attendant, Bar Captain, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Barkeep, Barkeeper, Barmaid, Barman, Bartender, Bartender Extra, Bartender Server, Drink Mixer, Mixologist, Server, Taproom Attendant, Waitress,


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Bartenders Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Ask customers who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
  • Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
  • Plan bar menus.
  • Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.
  • Create drink recipes.
  • Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders.

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