Bartender

About the job: Bartenders serve as the life of the party for the drink they serve. Employment of bartenders grow by 2 percent. This type of job is fun as it lets anyone who work as a bartender knowledgeable in the various drinks as they are being trained to know all sorts of drinks to be offered to the customers.

Where will you work: Bartenders work at clubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, and other places where alcoholic drinks are being offered.

What will you do: Being a bartender lets one do the following tasks:

  • Greet and welcome the customers
  • Ensure that those who will order, and drink alcohol are at legal age
  • Offer the menu and suggest drinks for the customers
  • Take the orders
  • Mix drinks based on the recipes
  • Serve drinks and beverages
  • Clean bars, tables, and entire work space
  • Collect payment from customers and return their change
  • Make sure that the bar or the establishment has enough bar needs and drink
  • Oversee the intoxication of the customers
  • Fill drink ordered by customers

How to Become a Bartender: No formal education is required to this job, but Usually, bartenders are given weeks of training by the seasoned bartenders.

Job skills / requirements: Although no formal education is needed, attending a school for bartender or by attending bartender classes at a vocational or technical school is an advantage. Also, the job requires bartenders to be more than 18 years, except in Maine (17) and West Virginia (16). Also, someone should possess the following characteristics:

  • Communication skills – In order to listen to the customers’ order and explain the drink and the food items. Also the can suggest what drink the customers can order.
  • Customer-service skills – To ensure that the customers will visit the establishment again
  • Physical strength – To endure standing for long hours and to walk from time to time in the bar and lift cases of liquors and other supplies
  • Decision-making skills – Decide whether or not to give drinks to customers and adjust the alcohol content of the drinks
  • Sales and Marketing – Strategize how to sell drinks and help in boosting the sales.

Industry: Food service; hospitality management

Minimum age: The minimum age to work is generally 18, but older than 18 is deemed acceptable for the minimum age for work in this area.

Expected wage: The pay per months is roughly $10.84 per hour.

Similar name: Mixologist

Related jobs: Flight attendant, Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers, Food service Managers, Waiter and Waitress.

O-NET Online Reference:
35-3011.00 – Bartenders

Most Hiring Bartender

Companies that mostly hire Bartender are:

Apple American Group

Apple American Group

Restaurants & Cafes
Red Robin

Red Robin

Restaurants & Cafes

Most Hiring Minors (Under 18) as a Bartender

The minimum hiring age of a Bartender is generally 18 years old, except in Maine (17) and West Virginia (16), yet the minimum age specified in job postings as a Bartender is 14 years old, varied by locations.

  • Can 12-13 work as a Bartender? No, minors under 14 may not work for an employer, except in family business. Learn more Child Labor
  • Can 14 year olds work as a Bartender? Yes, there are companies that hire 14 year olds as a Bartender
  • Can 15 year olds work as a Bartender? Yes, there are companies that hire 15 year olds as a Bartender
  • Can 16 year olds work as a Bartender? Yes, there are companies that hire 16 year olds as a Bartender

Companies that tend to hire minors as a Bartender are:

Red Robin

Red Robin

Restaurants & Cafes
California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen

Restaurants & Cafes
Drury Hotels

Drury Hotels

Hotels, Motels, & Resorts
Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

Restaurants & Cafes
Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

Hotels, Motels, & Resorts

Companies That Hire Teens as a Bartender

The following is a list of 459 companies that have and may be actively posting job vacancies as a Bartender to which teenagers can submit job applications.

1-20 of 459

Apple American Group

Apple American Group

Restaurants & Cafes
Red Robin

Red Robin

Restaurants & Cafes
OTG Management

OTG Management

Upscale Restaurants

Bartender Jobs for Teens

6,141 jobs found

Bartender (18+)

Applebee's - Marshall, MO

Must be 18 years of age, or older (based on local restrictions). Previous bartending experience strongly preferred, but we can train you!

1 hour ago

Bartender

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub - Hingham, MA

Retirement Savings Plan - After 1 year of employment you are eligible to participate in the company’s 401(k) plan upon reaching 21 years of age.

1 hour ago

Bartender (18+)

OTG Management - Houston, TX

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must obtain SERVSafe Certification or equivalent within 30 days of being hired. Monitor and report intoxicated guests to MOD.

5 hours ago

Bartender (18+)

Applebee's - Conyers, GA

Must be 18 years of age, or older (based on local restrictions). Previous bartending experience strongly preferred, but we can train you!

1 hour ago

Bartender (18+)

Applebee's - Plant City, FL

Must be 18 years of age, or older (based on local restrictions). Previous bartending experience strongly preferred, but we can train you!

1 hour ago