A BARTENDER (also known as a BARKEEP, BARMAN, BARMAID, BAR CHEF,
TAPSTER, MIXOLOGIST, ALCOHOL SERVER, FLAIRMAN or a ALCOHOL CHEF) is a
person who formulates and serves alcoholic or soft drink beverages
behind the bar, usually in a licensed establishment . Bartenders also
usually maintain the supplies and inventory for the bar. A bartender
can generally mix classic cocktails such as a Cosmopolitan , Manhattan
Old Fashioned , and
In America, where tipping is a local custom, bartenders depend on
tips for most of their income . Bartenders are also usually
responsible for confirming that customers meet the legal drinking age
requirements before serving them alcoholic beverages . In certain
countries, such as the
In the United Kingdom, bar work is often not regarded as a long-term profession (except if you are also a landlord ), but more often as a second occupation, or transitional work for students to gain customer experience or to save money for university fees. As such, it lacks traditional employment protections and therefore has a high turnover. The high turnover of staff due to low wages and poor employee benefits results in a shortage of skilled bartenders. Whereas a career bartender would know drink recipes, serving techniques, alcohol contents, correct gas mixes, licensing law and would often have cordial relations with regular customers, short-term staff may lack these skills. Some pubs prefer experienced staff, although pub chains tend to accept inexperienced staff and provide training.
Tipping bartenders in the
The Bureau of Labor's data on occupations in the United States, including that of bartender, publishes a detailed description of the bartender's typical duties and employment and earning statistics by those so employed, with 55% of a bartender's take-home pay coming in the form of tips. Bartenders may attend special schools or learn while on the job.
Bartenders in the United States may work in a large variety of bars . These include hotel bars, restaurant bars, sports bars, gay bars , piano bars , and dive bars . Also growing in popularity is the portable bar, which can be moved to different venues and special events.
Hotel bartenders in
British student working as a barmaid
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