Sample Bartender Resume

If you’re trying to create a great bartending resume, take a look at this sample bartender resume to give you some ideas on what / how to write yours.

This sample bartender resume outlines the most important aspects of a bartenders resume. Depending on your level of experience, education and skill set, you’ll want to start your bartending resume with whatever looks the best. This means that if you have a lot of certificates – bartending, mixology, draught pouring, sommelier etc – list these first under the heading “Education”, “Special Skills” or “Certification”.

If you have more work experience than certificates, then start your bartending resume with your work experience first.

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Sample Bartender Resume – Text Version

 

OBJECTIVE

To build on my 6 years experience behind the bar utilizing my stellar customer service skills
and knowledge of brewing and craft beers in a way that entertains and wows customers – bringing them in and keeping them coming back

 

KEY STRENGTHS

  • Insatiable desire for craft beer knowledge and the beer brewing process
  • Detail-oriented with a flair for outstanding customer service
  • Friendly, personable, outgoing, interactive and entertaining
  • Reached Jedi status with both PosiTouch & Aloha P.O.S systems

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Bartender, Kelly’s Caribbean Bar, GRILL & BREWERY                          Winters, 2010-2013
Key West, FL

As the only brewery in the Keys, Kelly’s was hopping and enjoyed one of the most popular happy hours in Key West.

Tending bar at a brewery taught me:

  • Brewing / Craft Beer Knowledge – assisting the brewmaster two times / month gave me a wealth of knowledge about craft beers.
  • Prep – a well-stocked and prepped bar translates into higher revenues and better customer service
  • Multitasking – serving $1000 lunches while simultaneously prepping extensively for dinner and happy hour quickly taught me the most efficient ways to do my many tasks

Bartender / Wedding Planner, Shady Gators                                         Summers, 2009-2013
Lake Ozark, MO

Voted #1 in Drinks & Entertainment and Best Waterfront Bar, Shady Gators is the “Party Capital of Lake of the Ozarks” and may actually be the busiest bar in the state.

Bartending at a party bar and planning 8 summer weddings / year taught me:

  • Stellar Customer Service – where every night is non-stop, I not only gave great service but myself and my team always maintained an upbeat attitude and a smile – no matter how slammed the bar was
  • Bartender Training – having trained the last 4 bartenders hired, I walked away with a far deeper understanding of what it takes to be a successful bartender – and I ingrained these traits into my trainees
  • Organizational Skills – planning weddings for 300 people or more requires someone with an eye for detail and a flair for organization – I became that person quickly

 

** Real World Sample Bartender Resume **

 

sample bartender resume

If you use the above sample bartender resume, you should be able to create your own bartending resume using it as a guideline.

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Don’t forget to check out the other bartending resume resources below and leave a comment if you found this information useful.

 

Cheers!

 

Check out other related pages on Landing a Bartender Job. What to do before the interview, during the bar interview, and after the interview. And also, what to wear to the interview.