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Birmingham, AL, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

A bartender is responsible for providing a positive and friendly guest experience by interacting with patrons while satisfying their beverage needs. An understanding of mixing beverages using an extensive range of ingredients including liquor, bitters, soda, water, sugar, and fruits is an integral part of the job. Taking beverage orders from customers and wait staff and serving drinks as requested, paying extreme attention to detail is vitally important to the success of the lounge.


Job Duties

  • Balancing cash receipts

  • Keeping a well-stocked bar with an adequate supply of liquor, beer, wine, mixers, ice, napkins, straws, glassware, and other accessories

  • Cleaning the bar, tables, chairs, and work area to maintain a sanitary environment

  • Organizing the bar area to streamline drink preparation and inventory

  • Placing orders for liquor, beer, wine, and other supplies

  • Slicing, pitting, and preparing fruit garnishes for drinks

  • Planning bar menus

  • Creating unique drinks

  • Preparing and serving hookahs for customers at the bar

  • Complying with all food and beverage regulations

  • Limiting customer problems by restricting alcohol intake and attempting to curtail inappropriate behaviour

  • Checking identification to verify legal age requirements for all customers

  • Satisfying patron requests in a timely manner

  • Assessing customer preferences and making drink recommendations

  • Collecting money for drinks served and providing change as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Training or Experience with Bartending

  • Extensive Knowledge of Drink Mixing and Garnishing

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Positive Attitude and personable demeanour

  • Ability to multitask and provide attention to detail

  • Ability to Stand for Long Periods

  • Strong Observational Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Computer Literacy

  • Second Language a Plus, but not required

About the Company

Emerald Lounge is an elevated cocktail and hookah destination in the historic East Lake area of Birmingham, Alabama. We are a modern hookah lounge and cocktail bar with a beverage program focused on craft cocktails, regional beers, and small production, low intervention wines. We make our own juices and simple syrups, change our selections frequently, and run a seasonal cocktail program.

We value hospitality above all else - extending it to our customers, co-workers, community, neighbors, and anyone else we can. We are looking for an enthusiastic Bartender to round out our team and provide an excellent guest experience.

We run with 2-3 bartenders nightly, with shifts starting at 4pm. Tips and overall compensation is competitive, especially considering the esthetic and culture of our lounge. Bartenders also serve guests occasionally who wish to enjoy our hookah selection, so you must be interested in helping out in other areas as well as beverages to enjoy the position.

We pay weekly, enjoy free parking and awesome daily staff benefits prior to each shift, and are a growing company with excellent opportunity for upward movement.

If you are a hard-working, fun, experienced bartender looking for a new role in an upscale lounge, we can't wait to hear from you!

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