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A BAR-BACK or RUNNER, as they are commonly known in Europe, is a bartender 's assistant. Bar-backs work in nightclubs , bars , restaurants and catering halls. They stock the bar with liquor , ice, glassware , beer , garnishes , and so on, and usually receive a portion of the bartender's tips . At high volume bars, the tips are divided where more than one bar-back is present.

They are often under the tutelage of bartenders and work their way into the job. They are there to simplify a bartender's job; bussing tables and dishwashing are common duties. In some establishments, bar-backs may also be responsible for the safety of the bartender.

While the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, the minimum age to work as a bartender or bar-back varies from 18 to 21.

SEE ALSO

* List of public house topics
List of public house topics

REFERENCES

* Ville, Cooper (2013). Straight Up: A Guide to a Better Bar Experience (First ed.). LuLu Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1-300-88262-6 .

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Bartending

OCCUPATIONS

* Barback * Bartender
Bartender
* Beer
Beer
sommelier * Cocktail waitress * Sommelier
Sommelier
* Bouncer

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

* Beer
Beer
* Hard liquor
Hard liquor
* Wine
Wine

NON-ALCOHOLIC MIXERS

* Fruit juice
Fruit juice
* Grenadine
Grenadine
* Soda pop
Soda pop
* Tomato juice
Tomato juice

EQUIPMENT

* Bar spoon * Beer
Beer
engine * Beer
Beer
tower * Beverage coaster
Beverage coaster
* Blender
Blender
* Chinois
Chinois
* Cocktail shaker
Cocktail shaker
* Cocktail strainer
Cocktail strainer
* Corkscrew
Corkscrew
* Drinkware
Drinkware
* Glass rimmer * Ice cube
Ice cube
* Jigger * Juicer
Juicer
* Margarita machine * Melon baller * Muddler * Muddling spoon * Nutmeg grater * Peg * Swizzle stick * Whisk
Whisk
* Zester
Zester

GARNISHES

EDIBLE

* Bar
Bar
Sugar
Sugar
* Celery
Celery
* Citrus
Citrus
wedge * Cocktail onion
Cocktail onion
* Maraschino cherry
Maraschino cherry
* Olive
Olive
* Pickle * Salt
Salt
* Twist

INEDIBLE

* Cocktail stick
Cocktail stick
* Cocktail umbrella
Cocktail umbrella
* Drinking straw
Drinking straw
* Swizzle stick

PEOPLE List of bartenders
List of bartenders

TERMINOLOGY

* Body shot * Bottle keep * Dryness * Flair bartending * Gay night * Happy hour
Happy hour
* Ladies\' night * Last call * Six o\'clock swill * Straight up * Well drink

RELATED

* Bartending school * Classic cocktail

* Drinking establishment
Drinking establishment

* index * bar * pub * tavern

* International Bartenders Association

* official cocktails

* Drink portal * liquor portal * Category: Bartending

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