Bar Person

Bar staff serve drinks in venues like pubs, clubs, wine bars, hotels and leisure centres.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • welcome customers
  • cash handling and card payments
  • take order and serve drinks either at the bar or at their table
  • make sure the bar is clean and has enough drinks
  • suggest drinks that customers might like
  • pick up glasses and wash them

Skills and Knowledge

  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • a good memory

Industry Qualifications

Working behind a bar can take you all around the world, from working behind the bar in your local community to learning the art of cocktail making and working in high-end New York, Singapore, and London. It can truly take you all around the world! Most of the training in this industry will be on the job.  

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