What does a Senior 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
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Senior Bartender Salaries

Average Base Pay

£19,553 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£16K
Median: £20K
£24K
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Senior Bartender Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Bartender, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L3
Senior Bartender
£19,553/yr
L4
L7
Head Bartender
£21,041/yr
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Senior Bartender Insights

Read what Senior Bartender professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Twin Peaks RestaurantsTwin Peaks Restaurants
Bartender
11 Feb 2021

“I loved that I got to meet so many people and the money really is great.”

Hagadone CorporationHagadone Corporation
Server/Bartender
18 Aug 2021

“It is a beautiful place to work and I've found many people whom I enjoy working within the resort.”

Off to WorkOff to Work
Waiter/Bartender
3 Jan 2020

“I have had great memories and have made friends during my time at Off To Work.”

SeaWorld Parks & EntertainmentSeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Server/Bartender
22 Sep 2021

“It was a fun experience working part time serving and bartending in such a lively environment.”

Greene KingGreene King
Server/Bartender
7 May 2021

“Not somewhere to stay for career progression if you want to move to an office role quickly”

The Plough Inn
Bartender
18 Aug 2019

“Not really any cons except occasional long hours but this is to be expected in the industry.”

The Casual Pint
Bartender
21 Aug 2021

“Was never allowed to count our own cash tips at the end of the night.”

Eastern Washington UniversityEastern Washington University
Snack Bar Lead
24 Aug 2021

“The tuition waiver benefit is amazing if you’re taking a lot of online classes or your work schedule allows.”

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