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Anybody bartend/a bartender?
So i just finished a summer of bartending at a country club and am looking into getting a job at a bar or lounge or something. I was wondering if anybody on NS has experience with that and could help me out....are bartending schools worth it? Also I was looking at some online ones. If you've been in the same boat, any information would be appreciated
my dad bartended through college and he is a big asshole now, but if you can bartend life gaurd or teach skiing you will always have a job
Yes. I am. Or have been.
Are you around 20-25, blonde, hot and female with large breasts and an extremely vacuous and inane world view? If so, getting a job bartending will be easy. Otherwise, good fucking luck, you'll probably have to do your time. By the way, knowing anything about liquor or drink mixing is utterly unnecessary. Some of the best bartenders I've known work as busboys or barbackers while the hot girls front up and just look in the Bartender's Black Book (get one, it's really handy) because they don't know how to make anything... "How do you make a "Brave Bull?" Is that what you called it?
I've become bitter enough that I don't even tip female bartenders.
Don't get me started. Bartending is a bullshit industry unless you are willing / able to get work on a cruise boat. Then you're golden.
My brother was one for a restaurant etc. All he did was take the 'serve it right' course (i think that's what it was called). I'm sure after time you'll get to know the drinks anyways so the full on schooling probably isn't worth it
Serve it Right is a legal certification that takes about 15 minutes and a few bucks to get. Then they mail you the certification. It's like "pleasure craft operator" licenses for boats; they have no real meaning, there's no actual knowledge required since you can cheat the whole way through the test... it's basically just another little bit of money the government can make via a licensing process.
Full on schooling is actually very worth it, I learned tons of stuff I didn't know, especially about wines and beers, but recipes too, and it speeds you up. If you can make 5 drinks at once and have them done in 20 seconds... well that's useful.
Parents owned a bar and started bartending before I could drive and then did it for the first couple of years at school. It can be a fun ass job getting people wasted, especially if you work at a bar that only hires hot girls as servers. But on a really busy night you may want to strangle every person in the place who is screaming at you for drinks.
As far as bartender school you def don’t need it, but if your goal is to work as some high end bar then it could come in handy. It does teach you a lot of techniques about making certain drinks that you don’t really pick up at most places.
I am thinking about it also. Could I get a job working only like fri/sat nights? Or are they pretty much like, follow our schedule or goodbye?
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