Bar back job description

REPORTS TO: Bartender/Restaurant Manager

SUMMARY: Primary responsibilities include supporting the bartender & ensuring successful bar operations.


  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Food & Beverage experience is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time & repetitive hand/wrist motions
  • Ability to lift heavy objects above 50lbs
  • Works with hot, cold, & hazardous chemicals/equipment


  • Understanding of the full Menu
  • Practices Food & Alcohol Safety, in accordance to the VA Health Department & Virginia ABC
  • Upholds Sanitary & Cleanliness practices for food handling & cleanliness throughout the bar


  • Maintains a neat & clean appearance
  • Possesses a strong work ethic
  • Practices honesty & integrity at all times
  • Communication with team members, other departments, & leadership
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Respects & maintains a good working relationship with other team members, departments, & leaders
  • Stays productive at all times throughout the shift
  • Stays calm & maintain composure under high stress environments


  • Ability to engage with bar customers
  • Anticipates customers’ needs
  • Ability to engage difficult customers
  • Desires to provide an exceptional dining experience
  • Steps of service as detailed in the restaurants 9-Step process


  • Assists with conducting an accurate bar inventory at the end of each night
  • Ensures that the bar is stocked at all times, depending on the level of business