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A bartender is a person who takes food and drink orders at a bar, mixes alcoholic beverages, serves customers and keeps the bar area clean, stocked and organized. Bartenders may have several other job titles such as barkeep, barman, barmaid, bar chef, tapster, mixologist, flairman and alcohol server. A bartender can work in bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and at private events and often work late evening and weekend shifts.
Depending on their role, qualifications, specialization and years of experience, a bartender may:
The following are some of the functions of Bartenders:
Bartenders who serve alcohol must have the liquor liability insurance to protect themselves from potential lawsuits.
Under the laws governing bars that sell alcohol, bartenders can be held liable if they serve alcoholic drinks to visibly intoxicated clients.