(Closed) Bartenders, any advice on how to get an entry level job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t waste your money on a class, those are just rip offs.  I have hired alot of bartenders and would almost never hire one without experience.  Your best bet is to apply for a waitress job and be eager to learn the bartending.  Although, there are places that might be more likely to hire with no experience if you are willing to work only days, which is ALOT less money, but is good training experience.  For that, I would start at your local small neighborhood bars.

Post # 4
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@tksjewelry: Agreed. I started as a hostess, then waitress when I turned 18, then bartending when it was open. Most restaurants I’ve worked at/my friends are employed at prefer you to start with the waitressing anyway.

Post # 5
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bartended for years and agree that those courses are a total rip off (I never took one) get in somewhere as a hostess or a waitress and work your way in to bartending. 

Post # 7
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

actualy the certification might help him since he will know the correct amount to put in a drink ( thus no over pouring, allways a good thing )lol

is he fast on his feet? how does he deal with stress? I know at the place I work Their version of ” Slammed” is more than 5 people at at time, because they simply cannot handle that many people at once.

PP were right you are better off starting at a neighborhood bar, or a resturant that has a bar.

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