Bar Manager Job Description

A bartender is a bartender.

But at a bar, a bartender is the CEO of that bar.

Talk to any bar manager, and you’ll get an earful of complaints—from bartenders, from customers, from bartenders’ friends, from customers’ friends, from bartenders’ friends’ friends, and so on.

Bar managers have been given many names—“cocktailian” and “mixologist,” “bartender” and “barman”—for good reason.

Their job is to keep the bar running smoothly.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an experienced Bar Manager to lead our team and provide excellent customer service. The right candidate will have a passion for the hospitality industry and be able to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for our guests. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply today!

Bar Manager Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all bar activities related to serving alcohol are executed to the highest standar
  • Oversee proof and acceptability of drinks
  • Provide feedback on drink quality and price
  • Oversee direct reports, including bartenders and servers
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and liquor licensing regulations
  • Set up and implement prices, taxes, and tips
  • Conduct research and recommend new drink suggestions
  • Ensure that proper supplies are on hand and consumed by the bar
  • Develop and implement training programs

Bar Manager Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and execute all aspects of a restaurant and bar operation
  • Develop menus with input from executive chef and bartenders
  • Work with external partners to generate new business, such as caterers, event planners, and outside organizations
  • Train staff on product and customer service
  • Manage inventory and staff schedules
  • Ensure bar profits meet targets
  • Resolve customer complaints

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational ability
  • Highly developed customer service orientation and people skills, with an emphasis on building relationships with guests
  • Detail oriented, and able to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to multi-task and deal effectively with pressure

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong and successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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