Bartender

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Reporting to: Market AGM
Internal: Time Out Market

Role Overview

We love what we do – and it shows! Time Out Market is the division of Time Out that brings our food and cultural experiences to life for our guests, readers and clients.

Our Market Bartenders take the lead in ensuring that the best of the city under one roof provides each of our guests and team members a memorable experience with each visit. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist guests with liquor, cocktails, beer and wine
  • Anticipate guest needs. Provide information to guests regarding our venues, menus and pricing
  • Ensure all cocktails, liquor, beer and wine are presented and served correctly and all pouring techniques are adhered to as specified by company standards
  • Ensure all liquor, beer, cocktails & wine is served according to the company specifications,
  • Follow the order of service
  • Ensure that all wine lists and cocktail lists are in perfect condition always.
  • Know and describe all liquor, beer, wines and cocktails on the list
  • Participate in training sessions and briefings to improve overall knowledge of liquor, beer, cocktail and wine in general,
  • Attend liquor/wine tastings and meetings on designated days
  • Attend trade events and liquor/wine tastings as requested
  • Maintain company brand “beverage culture” through actively participating in training sessions with the staff
  • Ensure storage rooms, liquor rooms, bars and wine coolers are kept neat and organized
  • Check deliveries to ensure correct quantity, liquor, beer & wine types and vintages are delivered
  • Ensure that glassware and necessary equipment for liquor, beer & wine is always within the par levels and anticipate lead times for further ordering
  • Maintain proper inventory levels of liquor, beer, wine, other beverages and supplies
  • Check beverage and food orders prior to serving to ensure that they are correct, properly presented and that special requests have been met
  • Organize and prioritize service per appropriate service sequence
  • Ensure proper maintenance of bar areas.
  • Ability to create and maintain service rapport through the company corporate philosophy
  • Respond to guest inquiries and requests in a courteous and polite manner
  • Adhere to all company Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain all Company Sequence of Service Standards
  • Comply with all safety and health department procedures and all state and federal liquor laws.
  • Maintain company safety and sanitation standards
  • Ensure nightly/weekly and opening/running/closing duties are completed
  • Assists and/ or completes additional tasks as assigned

Skills

  • Must have strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Ability to act in a professional manner always
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude always
  • Ability to keep an open and objective view
  • Ability to listen empathetically and be respectful always
  • Ability to maintain composure and stay focused
  • Ability to maintain personal integrity
  • Ability to work as a team, stay organized, handle various projects at one time, follow up and make accurate decisions
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment
  • Ability to work under pressure

Interested in applying but don't tick all the boxes on the list? Please apply, we'd still love to hear from you.   

General Requirements

  • 21+ years of age
  • Possession of or the ability to possess all state required work cards
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

Working Knowledge Requirements

  • Minimum of two to three (2-3) years of bar experience required 
  • Expert knowledge of restaurant operations including food, beverage, service techniques, and guest interaction
  • Above average skill in math and algebraic equations using percentage

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Must present and maintain a professional image to further the overall theme of the venue
  • Must have good positive energy throughout the day
  • Must be able to read the computer monitors
  • Must be able to print legibly for employees, management, and guests to read
  • Must be observant and quick to respond to various situations
  • Must be able to move quickly through work and set the pace in the office and/or venue
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be dexterous and able to participate in all service aspects.
  • Must be able to twist, tow (push or pull), reach, bend, climb and carry as necessary
  • Must be able to push and lift up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Ability to talk, hear, taste, and smell
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment and Schedule

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Restaurant environment
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occasionally work in an environment that is subject to varying levels of noise and crowds the severity of which depends upon Guest volume
  • Work varied shifts to include days, nights, weekends and holidays