What does a Bartender do?

Bartenders take order, make drinks, and serve them to customers. Bartenders work at a variety of restaurants and drinking extablishments, including bars, clubs, hotels, resorts, casinos, and restaurants. They tend to work weekends, late hours, and over holidays.

Bartenders do not need to have a formal education, but most have a high school diploma or equivalent. Bartenders generally acquire their skills through on-the-job training. The best bartenders are friendly and outgoing, have a good memory, and display composure.

  • Provide high quality service to customers
  • Adhere to all local and national liquor laws
  • Mix and serve drinks following set standard recipes
  • Greet guests in a timely manner and take orders
  • Process cash and credit card transactions following appropriate procedures
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for guests and team
  • Carry out all tasks with attention to detail, cleanliness, and safety
  • Assist with inventory and inventory control
  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 2 years of experience in a bar or similar environment
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time
  • Strong knowledge of spirits, wine, champagne, and mixed cocktails
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and speak English proficiently

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
28%
2 - 4
18%
5 - 7
0%
8+
54%

Common Skill Sets

VERBAL Communication
Writing
Excellent Communication
Excellent Customer Service
Requests
Italian
Positive Attitude
Attention To Detail

Bartender Seniority Levels

L2
Bartender
£18,431/yr
L3
Senior Bartender
£19,553/yr
Food And Beverage Manager
12% made the transition
Barista
21% made the transition
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Bartender Salaries

Average Base Pay

£18,431 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£14K
Median: £18K
£24K
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