1. Greet Customers:
Bartenders should always greet customers as they enter the bar and take their orders with enthusiasm and a friendly attitude.
2. Stock the Bar:
Bartenders must ensure that all necessary drinks, glassware, mixers, and garnishes are stocked behind the bar.
3. Prepare Drinks:
Bartenders should be able to accurately make any drink requested by customers, following recipes precisely and using proper techniques for each drink preparation.
4. Serve Drinks:
Bartenders should serve drinks promptly with appropriate garnishes as dictated by customer requests.
5. Monitor Alcohol Consumption:
Bartenders must pay close attention to how much alcohol is being consumed by patrons, refusing service if needed or calling for assistance from other staff or management.
6. Clean and Maintain the Bar:
Bartenders should clean and restock the bar regularly, wiping down surfaces and disposing of any debris or spills promptly.
7. Monitor Finances:
Bartenders must keep track of all sales transactions accurately, ensuring that money is properly accounted for at the end of each shift.
8. Close Duties:
At the end of each shift, bartenders should ensure that the bar is cleaned up tidily and all necessary paperwork has been filled out to close out the day’s business.
9. Follow Health and Safety Regulations:
Bartenders must adhere to all local health and safety regulations when preparing drinks or interacting with customers, including wearing proper clothing, washing hands, and following proper food safety protocols.
10. Provide Excellent Customer Service:
Above all else, bartenders should always strive to provide outstanding customer service with a smile.