Anyone with bar experience?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@honeypatch:  hi, i bartend. in nys $5 is the server min and that’s what i get paid. very rarely does anyone get paid more hourly by their employer than that. i take home $35 or more dollars per hour on average in cash. i have a good gig but it’s not usually good.

Post # 4
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

How much you make really depends on the bar… I bartended in college and it was an expensive place so you would usually get at least a $2 tip per drink, but in a cheap bar you might only get the change from the person drink (ex $1.50 beer = $.50 tip)… Sometimes you get the random person who does the opposite (one guy used to come in and get a mikes hard lemonade and left me the 15 cents he got as change for a $4.85 drink……) but for the most part I’ve found the more expensive drink = bigger tip rule to be true

Post # 5
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@honeypatch:  Depending on the sucess of the business (and yourself as a bartender) you could make bank!  Are servers going to have to tip you out?  That will add to what you’re making also.

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