Facts on Bartending


Bartenders create alcoholic beverages for patrons. Because of the makeup of each drink, bartenders must attend school or have training to become a bartender. Bartending involves serving drinks while listening to and meeting the needs of customers.


  • Bartending involves being knowledgeable enough to create hundreds of alcoholic drinks by mixing liquor with nonalcoholic beverages such as colas and seltzers or by serving beer and wine.


  • Bartending is essential in keeping the bar area of a restaurant or tavern flowing by creating drinks and serving customers alcohol.


  • Bartenders can tend bar in a variety of ways, at a bar where patrons come up and ask for a drink, in a kitchen to create drinks for guests, or with a portable bar that travels, such as one on a cruise ship or in a large social establishment.


  • A bartender can receive special awards and recognition for competing in bartending contests across the world. Good bartenders can make aggressive salaries for only working a few hours a day just from tips alone, making bartending a successful career.


  • Bartending allows establishments to bring in new customers by serving alcohol; this increases the flow of traffic and creates revenue.

Famous Ties

  • Bartending was made famous in movies such as "Coyote Ugly" and also "Cocktail," where bartending skills were displayed in extreme form.

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