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Bartenders - 35-3011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Banquet Bartender
  • Bar Captain
  • Bartender
  • Mixologist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.
  • Ask customers who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Create drink recipes.
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
  • Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
  • Plan bar menus.
  • Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
  • Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
  • Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
  • Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders.
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange tables or dining areas.
  • Balance receipts.
  • Clean food service areas.
  • Clean tableware.
  • Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
  • Cook foods.
  • Coordinate activities of food service staff.
  • Create new recipes or food presentations.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Manage food service operations or parts of operations.
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Plan menu options.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Serve food or beverages.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Take customer orders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Food Service Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Bartender

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Bar Attendant
  • Bartender
  • Taproom Attendant