advice for becoming a barback/bartender....?!
i know these are a lot of questions but i need all the help i can get. haha. thanks guys.
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Bartending school is indeed a waste of time and money. Any schmuck can pour two or three liquids into a glass of ice--that's the easy part.
A bar owner needs staff who are quick, friendly, can think on their feet and honest (that's a biggie). Your best bet will be convincing someone to give you a chance, then running your *** off. A bartender makes money by pouring drinks, not stocking beer or washing glasses. As a barback, you need to keep the bartenders pouring. Pick one of the bars in your area and start hanging out, if they allow underage people in. DO NOT DRINK--you will not score any points by putting the staff at risk. Offer to help in any way you can, then work harder than anyone else.