Do you admire those professional drink performance artists behind the bar known as bartenders? Have you always dreamed of mixing the perfect cocktail? Now’s your chance to try your hand at the exciting field of bartending!
- Having a great personality; being a people person – Bartending is a very people-oriented job, you’re making drinks all night for people and also interacting with them. It helps to have a good personality and also could contribute to the amount of tips you get.
- Be proficient in math – While the era of electronic registers makes this skill less neccesary, it is still a good skill to have in case you have to calculate totals on the fly like if a customer asks the price of a drink order that includes multiple drinks.
- Having a good memory – The same rule applies to servers and waitstaff, you have to be able to remember which customers ordered what and get their drinks to them in a timely manner.
- Be a team player – This is especially true if you’re working with other bartenders. Being able to be a contributing player on whatever barstaff team you become a part of is terribly essential.
- Work well under pressure – When the bar is bumping, the pressure is on to get drinks to people in a timely manner, manage the money, start and close tabs, pour drinks, etc. It can get pretty overwhelming. You have to be able to be cool in tense situations.
- Look your best – You don’t have to be the most attractive person in the world to be a bartender, but it helps to look your best. Not only will it instill you with more confidence, but it’ll make patrons and regulars want to be around you more and spend more time at the bar.
If you have any questions about Bartending Tips or wish to register for an upcoming class, please contact the Maryland Bartending Academy by calling 410-787-0020 or visit MarylandBartending.com today!
Maryland Bartending Academy is not only Maryland’s oldest bartending school, but we also offer the most comprehensive curriculum around. We will have you ready for your new career in two weeks and then we will help you find bartender jobs around Maryland and DC! We have trained and placed thousands and thousands of bartenders into some of the busiest bars throughout not only Maryland and DC, but also the entire nation.