Bar attendants prepare and mix drinks, serving customers in hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs and other licensed entertainment venues.
Duties & Tasks
Bar attendants may perform the following tasks:serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinksdraw beer from the tap or pour from bottlesmix ingredients to make cocktails and slice fruit to garnish drinksprepare and serve a variety of coffeescollect payment, operate cash registers and give changerefill drink and cigarette dispenserscollect glasses from tables and place them in glass-washing machineswipe down tables and empty ashtraysclean bar service area and polish glassesarrange bottles and glasses on shelvesassist in the cellarassist in stock controlmaintain workplace hygiene, occupational health and safety, and security procedures.
Bar attendants work in venues that are often busy and noisy. They may have to deal with difficult customers who may be under the influence of alcohol. They usually work shifts, including weekends, evenings and public holidays. Uniforms may be supplied by employers. Bar attendants must be at least 18 years of age, although some training providers give exemptions for the purpose of training.
- good interpersonal skills good memory able to work quickly and efficiently enjoy working with people good personal presentation good cash-handling skills able to stand for long periods.