Bartender Interview Questions

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Bartender Interview Questions

Utilize this interview template when interviewing bartenders for new positions. Feel free to make changes to better fit your needs. Need other hospitality interview templates? Check out our Interview Question Templates.

Bartender Interview Template


  1. How many years of experience do you have as a bartender?
  2. Are you authorized to work in the United States?
  3. What days and times are you available to work?
  4. What schedule restrictions do you have? Any upcoming changes?
  5. Are you available to work major holidays and weekends?
  6. Where was the last place you worked? How long did you work there?
  7. Do you have reliable transportation to get to work?
  8. If we called your previous manager. What would they say you do well? What would they say you need to improve?
  9. What type of bar did you work at before? What type of drinks did you make regularly? Did you serve food?
  10. Do you have any wine, beer, or liquor certifications?
  11. What do you find most satisfying about bartending?
  12. Do you have your food handler’s certificate and any other necessary permits?
  13. Do you have any management, supervisor, or leadership experience?
  14. Can you provide us with at least 2 professional references?
  15. Did anyone refer you to [INSERT BUSINESS NAME]?
  16. What does customer service mean to you?
  17. Let’s say we are ready to bring you on board, when could you start?
  18. That’s it from us, anything else you’d like to share?

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