Bartender Job Description

Interview Now > Resources  > Job Description Templates > Bartender Job Description

Bartender Job Description

Utilize this job description on job boards and career websites. Feel free to make changes to better fit your needs. Need other hospitality job descriptions? Check out our Job Description Templates.

Bartender Overview

A bartender’s primary role is to serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to guests at a venue. Bartenders are also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the bar and surrounding area, restocking beverages, restocking straws and garnishes, replenishing bar snacks, and ensuring all bar equipment is working properly. Bartenders process cash and credit payments (if applicable) of guests and provide the bar manager or business owner a report with a cash drop from their cash “bank” at the end of their shift. Bartenders assist in creating cocktail recipes and in full-service restaurants take and serve food orders.

Bartender Salary:


  • Bartenders earn an average wage of $7.83 per hour.
  • Hourly Rate $3.37 – $13.25
  • Hourly Tips $2.29 – $20.19
  • Overtime $5.71 – $22.42

Bartender Job Description Template


Job Title: Bartender






[INSERT BUSINESS] is looking for a bartender to join our team. Your job is to provide our guests with the best drinking experience. Our bartenders are expected to create classic and new innovative drinks that exceed our guest’s expectations.




Mix alcohol and non-alcohol drinks for bar and restaurant guests

Engage our guests in a polite friendly manner

Take beverage and food orders

Make recommendations for our guests

Comply with local and national food and beverage regulations

Confirm guests are above the legal drinking age

Restock the bar, inventory, and supplies




Must be legal age to serve alcoholic beverages

[INSERT YEARS] minimum experience as a bartender

Excellent communication skills

Positive attitude

Exceptional knowledge behind the bar, including mixing, garnishing, and delivering drinks




You will be compensated by [INSERT COMPENSATION].




All of our full time employees receive [INSERT BENEFITS].


New Hire Bonus:


All new hires will receive a $100 bonus after staying [INSERT BONUS DURATION].

Interviewing Bartenders?

Be prepared for the next round of interviews! We’ve compiled a template of questions that help identify the best bartenders. Check out our free bartender interview questions

View Questions

Free hiring resources

Interview Questions

Interview templates that identify the best candidates

Job Descriptions

Complete job description templates

Interview Now Blog

How to tutorials, HR Templates, and more...

Request a demo:

Autonomous, mobile recruiting

An autonomous mobile recruiting tool that can make a huge impact and a support team that can't wait to help you

Request Demo
Sign up for:

BS Free hiring advice

By entering your email, you agree to receive new hiring resources, like tutorials, templates, hiring advice, and invitations to Interview Now events. (You can opt out any time.