Bar Louie was a fun and welcoming neighborhood bar.
Manager/Supervisor (Former Employee), Washington, DC – December 18, 2012
Pros: great happy hour, specials for all holidays, throwing parties ex..80 parties
Typical work day would include morning line checks and inventory count in the kitchen after doing a morning walk through. Once staff has arrived everyone has a duty and gets right to it front and back of the house. Safe Audit is done daily as well as a bank drop. Morning and evening pre-shifts are done for daily specials with staff. Management for me – more... was being present at all times and being seen. Making sure that the staff had everything they needed at all times and guest were getting good service. Making the guest feel welcome. 1005 hellos and good byes. Bar Louie staff as far as team members worked very well together especially during high volume event days. Hardest part of the job for me was not having the proper support and follow through from other management team members. Most enjoyable part of the job was building relationships with my patrons that i built over the 5 years being there. – less
Prep. Cook/Dishwasher (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – December 9, 2013
a typical work day starts at 5pm ends at 3am management was cool co-workers ok besides the drunks the hardest part would be closing and the most enjoyable would be the ability to listen to music in the dish pit
Server (Current Employee), Huntsville, AL – November 25, 2013
Pros: very fast pace and meet lost of people
Cons: management no help no 2.13
I really enjoy Bar Louie as a company but the management makes my job unbearable they care nothing about there employees well being and not much more for the customers. Which ultimately messes up my income. I do not recommend working for them. They have a crazy high turn over rate and very unprofessional
Assistant Manager/ Bartender (Former Employee), Lexington, KY – November 18, 2013
come in make sure the restaurant was clean and ready for service. I learned a lot more about Management with Inventory, Profits and losess and scheduling. Management was great we all worked as a team. I had probly the most amazing staff in Lexington. Hardest part well there wasent really just a lot of fun and a great place to work.
possible manager (Former Employee), Kirkwood, MO – October 3, 2013
Pros: good name
I was interviewed by the managing partner and was asked to describe myself in 10 words...I missed the "fun" one , obviously they are not worried about "clean" (I went to Kirkwood MO location with my wife and it looked like the bar had not been wiped all night)or possibly "professional" I have worked in this industry for many years in every capacity, – more... but I was passed up, probably for the nitwit that neglected to greet us at the sticky bar...but I digress. – less
Server/Bartender (Former Employee), Matteson, IL – September 24, 2013
Pros: half off lunch plus getting tipped
Cons: shortbreaks and not benifits
A day at Bar louie was filled with laughter and a family friendly enviornment. I learned how to talk to the guest in the resturant and to speak up,i learned i could make someones day just by smiling at them. management could of been better,but they did there job. The most enjoyable part of my job was coming to work enjoying my co-workers and pleasing – more... my guests – less
Line Cook (Former Employee), Perrysburg, OH – August 31, 2013
Pros: fun environment
Cons: open on holidays, no pay raises
I worked for Bar Louie for a few years kitchen and I had a blast. The work is typical kitchen work but the management are very well rounded people who wont hesitate to help out their employees even on a busy shift. The only downside is they are open every day including Christmas and its unlikely you will get a raise.
Relaxed atmosphere, that turns into a club at night.
Server (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – April 15, 2013
Pros: great managers, great co-workers, great atmosphere, great food, great drink selection.
Cons: burger night is a difficult shift to work and we got slammed, it had gotten better with time, but always a challenge for the staff.
A day at work, was great. Typically there was an acoustic act that played from 4 to 9, and then 10 to 2 a band would play live music on our stage equipped with professional speakers and lighting. It would get pretty busy at night and I would do my best to keep everything stocked, as well as assist the bar with glassware and ice. The most difficult part – more... of the job, is actually, breaking between the groups of people to get across the restaurant on a packed night. My most enjoyable part of my job was pleasing the customers. Bringing them their favorite drink, or suggesting food that they really enjoyed, that to me is one of the best things. – less
Pros: free lunches, scarcth kitchen, great food, great prices
Cons: poor upper management, no advancement, bad turnover rate, no communication, no benefits
In the beginning it was a great place to work. The people were fantastic. The food was wonderful and learning how to cook from scratch was great. Over the last few months it has become very difficult to work with the management team because there are new managers every 2 months. They have let go of every employee who started at Bar Louie Murfreesboro – more... in the beginning. They have stopped caring about there employees all together. – less