Bar Tender Person

Also known as: Bar Tender, Bar Keeper, Bar Server, Drinks Server, Bar Maid, Bar Man, Bar Back

As a bar tender you are stationed at the bar, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to customers. Your main responsibility is to greet the customers, make their drinks and process the order at the till.

Your day-to-day duties may involve:
• meeting and greeting guests
• preparing and making the drinks
• maintaining health and safety standards
• taking drink orders

Bar service is provided at a range of establishments, you could be working at a nightclub, restaurant, hotel or similar. Before your workplace is open for service you will work with other bar team members to set up the bar area, stock the shelves and make sure the drinks are at the correct temperature. Once open you’ll be preparing and serving drinks, and processing payments at the till point. In addition to serving a wide range of beers, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks, most pubs offer a choice of wines, coffee and cocktails. In this case you’ll need to be familiar with the menu and the techniques to make the drinks.

Some bars serve food, so you may be required to take food orders and advise customers about the dishes on offer. You’ll liaise with the kitchen team and tell them the dishes they must prepare. It is crucial that you communicate with other team members to ensure the customers are served in the correct order, and the correct dishes are made. There are strict laws regarding the identification process, and if they are not folllowed the pub will risk a fine. You must ensure that you and other team members are asking for the identification of customers at the pub.