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When you think of bartender duties you instantly think of mixing cocktails and counting your tips. The truth is there is much more to being a bartender than just mixing drinks.
Bartending Is Easy
Don’t worry though bartending is very easy, and anyone can learn bartending. The first and most important bit of advice we can give you is to be trainable. Meaning don’t come in there acting like a know it all, no matter how much bartending experience you have.
Each bar has it’s own way of doing things. While our bartending courses show you the general concepts via video so you can understand the basic concepts. Some bars and bar managers may have a very specific way they want you to do the same task.
For example just because you have a bouncer checking ID’s at the door, this doesn’t mean that someone underage didn’t sneak in. So your manager might say if you suspect someone is close to being the legal age, ask them for their ID again. Other bars may say it’s impossible for anyone to get in that is underage – you just focus on slinging drinks.
Here are some more bartender duties. Be sure to take the FREE online bartending classes to learn more.
- Stocking coolers
- Cleaning the soda gun
- Changing the keg
- 3 compartment sink sanitizer
- Boxed Syrups and CO2 storage & handling
- Fill out incident report
- Inspect liquor inventory
- Working with other bartenders
- Check beer taps
- Count cash drawer for proper bank
- Preparing garnishes
- Place food menus out
- Silverware rollups
These are just some of the bartender duties you will learn, in addition to making great-tasting drinks.
Watch the video below and see what a real bar owner/manager expects from their bartenders. Bartender duties will vary by bar, so be open and willing to learn the way of the bar that pays you.
LearnBartending.com trains people to bartend so that they can apply for a bartending job with confidence, knowing they can perform all the expected bartender duties and bring value to any establishment they set foot in.