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A bartender (barman, barkeep, barmaid, mixologist, underpaid therapist among other names) serves beverages behind a bar in a bar, pub, tavern, or similar establishment. This usually includes alcoholic beverages of some kind, such as beer (both draft and bottled), wine, and/or cocktails, as well as soft drinks or other non-alcoholic beverages. He "tends the bar". A bartender may own the bar he tends, or simply be an employee. Barkeep carries a stronger connotation of being the purveyor i.e. ownership [1] Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initialism DMB) is a United States rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... Bartender is one of Virginia jam band Dave Matthews Bands most popular live songs featured on their studio album Busted Stuff. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ... Bartender is a hip-hop song by T-Pain. ... Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (from wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... A bar at the coach terminal, Udine, Italy A bar is the counter where drinks are mixed by a bartender, mainly in hotels, taverns and pubs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Draught Leffe (a Belgian beer) in a London pub Draught beer (also called draft beer or tap beer) is any beer served from or conditioned in a cask or pressurized keg and then transferred to smaller containers. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... A cocktail. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ...


In addition to their core beverage-serving responsibility, bartenders also:

  • take payment from customers (and sometimes the waiters or waitresses);
  • maintain the liquor, garnishes, glassware, and other supplies or inventory for the bar (though some establishments have barbacks which help with these duties);
  • serve food to customers sitting at the bar.

In establishments where cocktails are served, bartenders are expected to be able to properly mix hundreds to thousands of different drinks. A waiter in a resort setting A waiter is one who waits on tables, often at a restaurant or a bar. ... Spirits redirects here. ... A garnish is a substance used primarily as an embellishment or decoration to a prepared food or drink item. ... Glassware includes: Drinkware (for beverages) Vases Pitcher (container)s Art glass Art marbles Laboratory glassware Stained glass is not directly glassware, but is closely related. ... A barback is a bartenders assistant. ... A cocktail. ...


Bartenders also usually serve as the public image of the bar they tend, contributing to as well as reflecting the atmosphere of the bar. In some establishments focused strictly on the food, this can mean the bartender is all but invisible. On the other extreme, some establishments make the bartender part of the entertainment, expected perhaps to engage in flair bartending or other forms of entertainment such as those exemplified in the films Cocktail and Coyote Ugly. Some bars might be known for bartenders which serve the drinks and otherwise let a patron alone, while others want their bartenders to be good listeners and offer counseling (or a "shoulder to cry on") as required. Good bartenders help provide a steady clientele by remembering the favored drinks of regulars, having recommendations on hand for local nightlife beyond the bar, or other unofficial duties. They are sometimes called upon for answers to a wide variety of questions on topics such as sports trivia, directions, or the marital status of other patrons. Flair bartending is the practice of bartenders entertaining guests, clientele or audiences with the manipulation or juggling of bar tools (e. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... Coyote Ugly is a romantic comedy/drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City, and released in August 2000 (See 2000 in film). ... A customer is someone who makes use of or receives the products or services of an individual or organization. ... Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... A persons marital status describes their relationship with a significant other. ...


In regions where tipping is the norm, bartenders depend on tips for most of their income. In those establishments where minors are not allowed within the bar area, bartenders are also usually responsible for confirming that customers are of the legal drinking age before serving them alcohol. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In law, a person who is not yet a legal adult is known as a minor (known in some places as an infant or juvenile). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


United States

In some states, bartenders are required to obtain certification as a condition of employment.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides extensive detail on the typical job requirements faced by bartenders in the United States, as well as employments and earning statistics by those so employed. For example, a November 2004 BLS study determined that Montana is the only U.S. state where over 1% of the state's workforce is employed as a bartender. The Bureau of Labor Statistics was founded in 1884 by President Chester A. Arthur. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


The following is the job description for bartenders used by the BLS:

Bartenders fill drink orders either taken directly from patrons at the bar or through waiters and waitresses who place drink orders for dining room customers. Bartenders check identification of customers seated at the bar, to ensure they meet the minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products. They prepare mixed drinks, serve bottled or draught beer, and pour wine or other beverages. Bartenders must know a wide range of drink recipes and be able to mix drinks accurately, quickly, and without waste. Besides mixing and serving drinks, bartenders stock and prepare garnishes for drinks; maintain an adequate supply of ice, glasses, and other bar supplies; and keep the bar area clean for customers. They also may collect payment, operate the cash register, wash glassware and utensils, and serve food to customers seated at the bar. Bartenders usually are responsible for ordering and maintaining an inventory of liquor, mixes, and other bar supplies.

The majority of bartenders directly serve and interact with patrons. Bartenders should be friendly and enjoy talking with customers. Bartenders at service bars, on the other hand, have less contact with customers. They work in small bars often located off the kitchen in restaurants, hotels, and clubs where only waiters and waitresses place drink orders. Some establishments, especially larger, higher volume ones, use equipment that automatically measures, pours and mixes drinks at the push of a button. Bartenders who use this equipment, however, still must work quickly to handle a large volume of drink orders and be familiar with the ingredients for special drink requests. Much of a bartender's work still must be done by hand to fill each individual order. A waiter in a resort setting A waiter is one who waits on tables, often at a restaurant or a bar. ... Draught Leffe (a Belgian beer) in a London pub Draught beer (also called draft beer or tap beer) is any beer served from or conditioned in a cask or pressurized keg and then transferred to smaller containers. ... Garnish is a substance used primarily as an embellishment or decoration to a prepared food or drink item. ... Antique crank-operated cash register This article is about the cash register. ... Glassware includes: Drinkware (for beverages) Vases Pitcher (container)s Art glass Art marbles Laboratory glassware Stained glass is not directly glassware, but is closely related. ... ...

References

  1. ^ Webster's 7th dictionary "barkeep: one that keeps or tends a bar for the sale of liquors"

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