Free Job Interview Questions
The best bartenders bring in and retain business by providing unrivaled service to their customers. You may have these bartenders in your employ, but if not or you just need a couple more to fill some shifts, then we've got you covered. Experience matters, but not as much as overall knowledge and, as mentioned before, unrivaled customer service. Asking the questions below to your prospective candidates can help you more easily identify the bartenders that know more than just basic knowledge of the job. Between the dining area and bar in a restaurant, the bar oftentimes outsells the dining area. Consequently, you need adept "salesman" behind the bar increasing your profits.

  • How would you handle a bar fight?

  • How would you respond if an underage patron presented their ID with a $20 bill so as to "let it slide?"

  • You notice somebody is too drunk and they are alone. They grab their keys as if they're about to drive home. As a bartender, what would you do in this situation?

  • A customer tries to hide in the crowd and leave before closing out their tab. What do you do?

  • What are three qualities every good bartender should possess?

  • How do you handle the pressure of keeping track of multiple tabs and attending to multiple customers at once?

  • What are some things you can do to prepare yourself for a night shift on your feet that requires your full attention?

  • You hear a glass break in the distance but have multiple people expecting their drink orders. In what order do you resolve things?

  • Explain a time when a situation got out of control and how you handled it.

  • Name some things you can do to prevent somebody from getting too drunk.

  • Somebody continually asks for their drink to be remade to perfection multiple times. How do you respond?

  • Your work is a place where people go to have a good time. Do you consider yourself to be an upbeat and positive person?

  • How well do you know your alcohol? If somebody doesn't know what to order but they say vodka and sweet drinks, what would you suggest to offer them?

  • Why do you want to be a bartender?

  • How would references describe your work ethic?

  • Do you enjoy creating your own drinks?

  • What is your favorite drink to make and why?

  • What is the difference between "neat" and "straight up"?
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