About six months ago I decided to become a bartender out of the blue. I was a server at time and made a decent amount of tips, even though I wasn’t really good at it yet. It was a seasonal job and I knew bartenders could make more tips than servers.
Depending on what day, most bars are always crowded with drunk and loud individuals. Especially if it's a tight bar, things can get messy and unorganized. The weekdays are nothing compared to the weekends, because almost everyone has the next day off from work—which is an excuse to drink heavily the night before. But I'll admit, the bar scenes are usually the best time—especially if you're drunk, of course. When the majority of people are drunk, they become the happiest and nicest people ever. They'll start talking to you like they've known you for years. And you know who gets to watch everything from the front row seats? The bartenders.
Bartending on your university campus can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your university career. However, it can also be one of the most physically draining aspects as well. If there's anyone out there interested in applying to a local university bar. Here's a few things I've learned throughout my experience and some tips to get you through balancing both your studies and your job.
Believe it or not, there's a lot of work to do in order to actually become a certified bartender. Yes, this means attending bartending school to become an amazing bartender who studied in mixology and the art of liquor and spirits. But getting your bartending certification doesn't entirely take a year to get — it's only a couple of weeks of learning and training. And once you've received that certification, it's time for you to go out there into the real world.
Being a bartender is one of the few jobs where you get to cash in on your personality and also show your knowledge of booze. In the case of a dive bar, you don't really need to know much about liquor or beer to make a good bartender.
Bartenders are basically artists. Everything they do is a form of art. From mixing drinks to decorating each glass, bartending is a form of art and it's definitely not easy to master. That's why bartenders must graduate from bartending school or an online bartending school to gain the profession. No one can simply "mix drinks." Bartending is a serious thing.
Want to become a bartender, but don't want to physically attend courses to get your certification? Well, you don't have to! There are many bartending schools where you can take the correct courses online. So, instead of actually attending these classes, you can attend them right at home. Gain your bartending certificate in your PJs? I don't see why not.
Hello again. I hope you are well. This is this my third testimony on the weirdness of my workplace.
Greetings once again. It is I, Malcolm. I'm here to tell you even more stories from Groovy Spoons. You can find my original article here.
Hello. I'm here today to tell you a story. Not a fantasy epic, or a chilling thriller, but a simple story of how a nice northern man got way out of his depth in a completely abnormal club/pub.
I’ve heard it said that, "at some point in life, everybody works behind a bar," and I for one think that everyone should. Some people love it, some hate it, some stick at it and others never go back. With low wages and typically unsocial working hours, the only real reason for anyone to be a bartender is either because they really do enjoy it, or because they don’t know how to do anything else…