Make sure that there are enough glasses, mugs, shot glasses, and other barware for your guests.
Having plenty of ice on hand is essential during a busy night of service.
3. Bartender Tools:
Be sure to have cocktail shakers, strainers, jiggers, and any other tools needed to make drinks behind the bar.
Have fresh lemon wedges, maraschino cherries, and any other garnishes ready for guests’ orders.
Stock liquor bottles according to the restaurant's specific needs and popular drink requests from customers.
Have bottles or cans of beer and glasses of wine ready for service.
7. Non-Alcoholic Beverages:
Make sure to provide non-alcoholic drinks such as sodas, juices, and water for those who don't drink alcohol.
8. Cleaning Supplies:
Have plenty of paper towels, cleaning cloths, and a bucket of warm soapy water available to keep the bar clean during service.
9. Reordering List:
Create a list of items that need to be reordered when supplies start running low to ensure that you are never without essential bar items.