Post # 1
I’m unemployeed right now and one of my old customers just told me that he’s about to open a bar and still needs a few bar tenders and said he’d give me the job if I want it. He’d provide the training and all that. It would be $5 plus tips. Does that sound right? I was getting $11 at my old job, so this just seems really low. But I’ve never worked a job with tips, so I dont know how much I could expect from that.
Post # 3
@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
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
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@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.