BaRLee's food and drink Bartender in Keystone, South Dakota
Bartenders mix drinks and serve them directly to customers or through wait staff. Bartenders typically do the following:* Greet customers, give them menus, and inform them about daily specials* Take drink orders from customers* Pour and serve wine, beer, and other drinks and beverages* Mix drinks according to recipes* Check identification of customers to ensure that they are of legal drinking age* Clean bars, tables, and work areas* Collect payments from customers and return change* Manage bar operation and order and maintain liquor and bar suppliesBartenders fill drink orders either directly from customers at the bar or through waiters and waitresses who place drink orders for dining room customers. Bartenders must know a wide range of drink recipes and be able to mix drinks correctly and quickly. When measuring and pouring beverages they must avoid spillage or over pouring. They also must work well with waiters and waitresses and other kitchen staff to ensure that customers receive prompt service. Bartenders in some establishments also use carbonated beverage dispensers, cocktail shakers,. In addition to mixing and serving drinks, bartenders stock and prepare garnishes for drinks and maintain an adequate supply of ice, glasses, and other bar supplies. They also wash glassware and utensils and serve food to customers who eat at the bar.