How to Hire a Bar Manager

Could the growing business at your establishment benefit from a bar manager? Bar managers can help your establishment handle the behind the scene needs in order to run smoothly.

Here are some tips to help you find great bar manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.31 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$47.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Bar Manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line.

A great bar manager hire can help your bar or restaurant:

• Run smoothly with sufficient stock, staff, and customer interactions
• Serve as a strong leader during busy shifts
• Ensure the comfort and safety of all guests

Skills to look for in a great Bar Manager

A great bar manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Able to reconcile inventory and drawer counts
• Knowledge of local alcohol and service regulations
• Inventory management of all bar needs
• Quality assurance of all outgoing service
• Orientation of trainees
• Exceptional team leader

Writing a Bar Manager job description

A thoughtful description goes a long way towards finding qualified bar manager candidates. A bar manager job description summarizes the role, gives a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and outlines the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for bar manager jobs, such as:

• Part-Time Bar Manager
• Full-Time Bar Manager
• Beverage Manager

Interviewing Bar Manager candidates

Strong candidates for bar manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Familiarity with cashier systems
• Ability to train, manage, and schedule employees
• Management of inventory and end-of-shift sales reconciliation

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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