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Working As A Bartender Server

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $22,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Bartender Server Do

Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff.

Duties

Bartenders typically do the following:

  • Greet customers, give them menus, and inform them about daily specials
  • Take drink orders from customers
  • Pour and serve wine, beer, and other drinks and beverages
  • Mix drinks according to recipes
  • Check identification of customers to ensure that they are of legal drinking age
  • Clean bars, tables, and work areas
  • Collect payments from customers and return change
  • Manage bar operation and order and maintain liquor and bar supplies

Bartenders fill drink orders either directly from customers at the bar or through waiters and waitresses who place drink orders for dining room customers. Bartenders must know a wide range of drink recipes and be able to mix drinks correctly and quickly. When measuring and pouring beverages they must avoid spillage or over pouring. They also must work well with waiters and waitresses and other kitchen staff to ensure that customers receive prompt service.

Some establishments, especially busy establishments with many customers, use equipment that automatically measures and pours drinks at the push of a button. Bartenders who use this equipment, however, still must become familiar with the ingredients for special drink requests and be able to work quickly to handle numerous drink orders.

Bartenders in some establishments also use carbonated beverage dispensers, cocktail shakers, commercial strainers, trigger sprayers, and ice shaver machines.

In addition to mixing and serving drinks, bartenders stock and prepare garnishes for drinks and maintain an adequate supply of ice, glasses, and other bar supplies. They also wash glassware and utensils and serve food to customers who eat at the bar. Bartenders are usually responsible for ordering and maintaining an inventory of liquor, mixers, and other bar supplies.

Some bartenders run their own bar or catering business. In addition to their standard bartending duties, these owners also are responsible for hiring, training, and supervising their staff; budgeting for and ordering supplies; and setting prices.

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How To Become A Bartender Server

Most bartenders learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training usually lasting a few weeks. No formal education is required.

Many bartenders are promoted from other jobs at the establishments in which they work. Bartenders at upscale establishments usually have attended bartending classes or have previous work experience.

Although most states require workers who serve alcoholic beverages to be at least 18 years old, most bartenders are 25 or older. Bartenders must be familiar with state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Education

No formal education is required to become a bartender. However, some aspiring bartenders acquire their skills by attending a school for bartending or by attending bartending classes at a vocational or technical school. These programs often include instruction on state and local laws and regulations concerning the sale of alcohol, cocktail recipes, proper attire and conduct, and stocking a bar. The length of each program varies, but most courses last a few weeks. Some schools help their graduates find jobs.

Training

Most bartenders receive on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks, under the guidance of an experienced bartender. Training focuses on cocktail recipes, bar-setup procedures, and customer service, including how to handle unruly customers and other challenging situations. In food service establishments where bartenders serve food, the training may cover teamwork and proper food-handling procedures.

Some employers teach bartending skills to new workers by providing self-study programs, online programs, videos, and instructional booklets that explain service skills. Such programs communicate the philosophy of the establishment, help new bartenders build rapport with other staff, and instill a desire to work as a team.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some bartenders qualify through related work experience. They may start as bartender helpers and progress into full-fledged bartenders as they learn basic mixing procedures and recipes. Some bartenders also may start as waiters and waitresses.

Advancement

Advancement for bartenders is usually limited to finding a job in a busier or more upscale restaurant or bar where prospects for earning tips are better. Some bartenders advance to supervisory jobs, such as dining room supervisor, maitre d', assistant manager, and restaurant general manager. A few bartenders open their own bars.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Bartenders must listen carefully to their customers’ orders, explain drink and food items, and make menu recommendations. They also should be able to converse with customers on a variety of subjects and create a friendly and welcoming environment.

Customer-service skills. Bartenders must have good customer-service skills to ensure repeat business.

Decisionmaking skills. Bartenders must be able to make good decisions. For example, they should be able to detect intoxicated and underage customers and deny service to those individuals.

Interpersonal skills. Bartenders should be friendly, tactful, and attentive when dealing with customers. For example, they should be able to tell a joke and laugh with a customer to build rapport.

Physical stamina. Bartenders spend hours on their feet preparing drinks and serving customers.

Physical strength. Bartenders should be able to lift and carry heavy cases of liquor, beer, and other bar supplies, which often weigh up to 50 pounds.

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Bartender Server Career Paths

Bartender Server
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Assistant Manager
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Administrator Office Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader General Manager
Director Of Food And Beverage
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Sales Manager
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Assistant Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Hostess Specialist Account Executive
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Consultant General Manager
Managing Partner
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Executive Assistant Assistant Manager
Restaurant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Account Executive General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Teller Accountant Manager
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Cook Sous Chef Executive Chef
Food Service Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Waitress Sales Consultant Internet Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Teacher Consultant Service Manager
Culinary Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Cook Executive Chef Catering Manager
Catering Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Marketing Specialist Event Manager
Sales And Event Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Cook Executive Chef Restaurant Manager
Hospitality Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Manager Food And Beverage Manager
Club Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Foreman Business Owner
Entrepreneur
5 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Development Coordinator Development Officer
Manager Of Special Events
5 Yearsyrs
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Bartender Server Demographics

Gender

Female

61.4%

Male

30.6%

Unknown

8.0%
Ethnicity

White

65.6%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

5.4%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.1%

French

9.4%

German

4.2%

Portuguese

3.7%

Italian

3.6%

Russian

2.5%

Japanese

1.7%

Chinese

1.4%

Arabic

1.3%

Mandarin

1.2%

Polish

1.2%

Korean

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Swedish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Ukrainian

0.5%

Romanian

0.4%

Thai

0.4%

Croatian

0.4%

Tagalog

0.3%
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Bartender Server Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.3%

Arizona State University

7.7%

University of Central Florida

6.8%

The Academy

5.4%

University of South Florida

5.4%

Ohio State University

5.0%

Kaplan University

4.7%

Valencia College

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

Kent State University

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.1%

University of North Texas

4.0%

Texas State University

4.0%

Johnson & Wales University

4.0%

West Virginia University

3.9%

Georgia State University

3.9%

Temple University

3.8%

Kennesaw State University

3.8%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.7%
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Majors

Business

20.7%

Psychology

9.0%

Nursing

7.7%

Criminal Justice

6.5%

Communication

6.2%

General Studies

4.8%

Medical Assisting Services

4.1%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Marketing

3.8%

Accounting

3.7%

Biology

3.7%

Cosmetology

3.6%

Liberal Arts

3.5%

Hospitality Management

3.3%

Kinesiology

2.9%

Management

2.8%

English

2.6%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Education

2.3%

Political Science

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.6%

Other

34.1%

Associate

15.4%

Masters

4.0%

Certificate

4.0%

Diploma

1.4%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Average Yearly Salary
$22,000
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$13,000
Min 10%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$22,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Concord Hospitality Enterprises
Highest Paying City
Merrimack, NH
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a Bartender Server make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Bartender Server in the United States is $22,500 per year or $11 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $13,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $37,000.

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Top Skills for A Bartender Server

  1. Beverage Orders
  2. Customer Service
  3. Food Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Take food and beverage orders from guests, enter orders in point-of-sale system which relays orders to the kitchen and bar.
  • Focused on providing exemplary customer service in a fast paced atmosphere.
  • Provided comprehensive training and implemented service procedures to ensure excellent customer service and food safety.
  • Provided excellent customer service, shared information about menu items and overall cuisine.
  • Take food/ drink orders, Serve food and drinks to customers tables, and serve beer to customers at the bar.

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