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Bartenders
District Of Columbia

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description

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

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Currently Employed: 2,760

Projected Annual Job Openings: 140

Typical Hourly Wage: $8.86 - $13.88

Typical Annual Salary: $18,400 - $28,900

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Bar code reader equipment
  • Carbonated beverage dispenser
  • Cocktail shakers or accessories
  • Commercial use strainers
  • Ice shaver machines or accessories

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Internet browser software
  • Point of sale POS software

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