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Bartenders

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6512

Bartenders mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and other licensed establishments. Supervisors of bartenders are included in this unit group.

Job Duties for Bartenders

  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
  • Mix liquor, soft drinks, water and other ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks
  • Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages for food and beverage servers or serve directly to patrons
  • Collect payment for beverages and record sales
  • Maintain inventory and control of bar stock and order supplies
  • Clean bar area and wash glassware
  • Ensure compliance with provincial/territorial liquor legislation and regulations
  • May train and supervise other bartenders and bar staff
  • May hire and dismiss staff.

Working Conditions for Bartenders

Work takes place standing for extended periods in an indoor or outdoor sheltered bar.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Bar Attendant
  • Bar Steward
  • Barkeeper
  • Barmaid
  • Barman/barwoman
  • Bartender
  • Bartenders Supervisor
  • Beer Barman/woman
  • Head Barmaid
  • Head Barman/barwoman
  • Head Bartender
  • Lounge Supervisor-bartender
  • Managing Bartender
  • Service Bartender
  • Tapman/woman
  • Bar Attendant
  • Bar Steward
  • Bartender
  • Head Bartender