When you go out for drinks, you want to have a fun experience. A good bartender can take you on a journey to discovering new cocktails or helping you remember why you enjoyed a great tasting drink, to begin with. Let’s take a look at some characteristics of a quality bartender.
Have you ever asked your bartender to do something when it wasn’t necessarily in the job description? Some do it willingly and have a good attitude. Others ignore you or even say something rude. Those who provide bad service could put you in a bad mood, and there are few things worse than trying to drink when your not in the right state of mind.
A bartender has to be aware of many different things at the same time. For instance, he or she has to know how much liquor to put in a given drink or how to garnish it so that the drink looks appealing. It is also important to know how to make a wide variety of drinks because customers could ask for something more complex than a rum and coke or a whiskey on the rocks. Understanding how to make a complex drink can increase the prestige of both the bartender and the establishment where that person works. This could lead to a more loyal following for the bar and larger tips for the bartender.
Bartenders Need to Know When to Stop Serving Customers
Customers who are intoxicated could put themselves and others at risk of bodily harm or death. If a drunk patron were to get into a car crash, the person who served that individual could be held responsible for the accident. Therefore, it is critical that a bartender understands the signs that someone has had too much to drink. It is also a good idea for bartenders to arrange rides for customers if necessary. Ideally, those who work in a bar setting will have a colleague or manager who can back them up if a customer gets aggressive after being cut off.
A good bartender can make an average drink taste great and a great drink taste like nothing you have ever had before. If you operate a bar, restaurant or any other location that serves alcohol, it is imperative to hire quality bartenders. Doing so can create a quality experience that people will want to have again many times in the future.
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