Is it hard to get a job as a bartender?
Bartending looks easier than it really is.
You’re viewing a bartender constantly mixing drinks from behind the bar, and even though it all looks easy, it can actually be tough at times.
Most bartenders work for 10 to 12 hours — sometimes without a break.
There are also hours of preparing and cleaning up.
What do I have to do to become a bartender?
How to Become a Bartender
- Get a Bartending License.
- Get Hired as a Barback.
- Start at a Restaurant Bar.
- Find a Bartending Mentor.
- Learn How to Pour Drinks.
- Practice Mixology.
- Be Patient and Available.
- Don’t Rely On Bartending School Alone.
Do you need to go to bartending school to be a bartender?
No formal education is required to become a bartender. However, some aspiring bartenders acquire their skills by attending a school for bartending or by attending bartending classes at a vocational or technical school.
Is bartending a good side job?
Bartending can be a great side job, but it will wreak havoc with your sleep schedule. Remember, you can’t expect to go home right at closing time. Ask the other bartenders what time they usually finish with closing & cleaning, and consider whether you can manage those hours.