Bartender Interview Questions

This bartender job interview questions and answers example will help you to prepare your answer for common expected career questions. View our simple interview questions example for bartender.

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Listed below expected questions that most HR interviewers ask their applicants about, you'll find our recommended answer for each based on 'bartender' career.

Interview Question #1:

What are the main job duties and responsibilities of "bartender" employee?


Bartender responsibilities are to clean bars, work areas, and tables; serve wine, and bottled or draft beer; stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws; check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol; mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks; collect money for drinks served; slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks; attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons; take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons; clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment; ask customers who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them; arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays; serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar; balance cash receipts; create drink recipes; order or requisition liquors and supplies; plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar; supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders; plan bar menus; prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.

Interview Question #2:

What are the skills required from bartender employee in order to success in his work?


Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Actively looking for ways to help people, Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, Talking to others to convey information effectively, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Interview Question #3:

Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as bartender?


I have the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, identify and understand the speech of another person, keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position, arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Interview Question #4:

What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your bartender career?


The knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems, business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Interview Question #5:

How would you describe (bartender or your) needed work style?


My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job, being honest and ethical, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Other bartender interview questions to expect:

Tell about yourself and why you think you are successful bartender?

Why do you like to work as bartender?

What could you do not like to work as bartender?

What are your future steps after experience you'll gain from your bartender job?

As bartender, what training courses or extra education that you think will improve your work performance?

What salary do you expect you'll get from being bartender employee?

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