Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Bartender

What are the important qualities a Bartender must have to work efficiently?

Bartenders need a combination of skills and training to work effectively. The following are some of these skills:

  • They must possess good communication skills, including the ability to listen carefully to the client's orders, give recommendations about the menu, and clarify drink and food items
  • They must have excellent customer service skills to encourage customers to return to the business
  • They must have good decision-making skills and use sound judgment to detect if customers are intoxicated or underage and make a decision not to sell drinks to them
  • They must be physically strong because the job entails many hours of standing and walking on their feet attending to clients
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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a bartender?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a bartender, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry, and experience.

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What is the job outlook like for bartenders?

As a result of growth in population and an increase in income for the average worker, there is likely to be more demand for food, drinks, and entertainment. This situation will allow for an increase in employment rates for bartenders in restaurants and other businesses where alcohol is served.

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Do I need to get a license to be able to apply for a bartender job?

Are licensed or certified bartenders insured?

Can bartenders be held liable?

How much do similar professions to bartender get paid?