Bartender

About our Company:

Bunkhouse is a hospitality company created by hotelier Liz Lambert that believes in inspired design, connection to place and the value of community. Bunkhouse has designed and developed a celebrated portfolio of hospitality projects including Hotel San José, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin Motel, and Jo’s Coffee in Austin, Hotel Havana and Ocho in San Antonio, and El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.

A Bartender will exceed the expectations of all guests in a multitude of tasks that include, but are not limited to, mixing and serving drinks to patrons (directly or through wait staff), waiting on Bar patrons and serving them items from the bar menu, creating bar menu items, and all food preparation associated with Bar service.

This position is a very visible position. The person having this position must comply with the property’s dress code, possess good communication skills, and have the ability to resolve conflict and possess a thorough understanding of Bunkhouse policies. All Bunkhouse employees are expected to greet all guests in close proximity and make each feel important by providing a genuine welcome. Furthermore, Bartenders must develop and maintain the company’s culture, values and reputation in the public eye, and with all staff, guests, vendors and partners. A Bartender must promote the Bunkhouse Vision and Core Values in all actions and decisions and is accountable to the overall team.

Based upon fluctuating demands of the operation and to exceed customer expectations, it may be necessary to perform a multitude of different functions not specifically related to this position. This person may be expected to perform other tasks and duties as needed or as directed. Furthermore, employee responsibilities and job descriptions are subject to review and revision.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, training material, memos and verbal instruction

Maintain a high level of personal hygiene and adhere to dress code policies

Ensure immediate response is given to any and all guest comments and concerns and inform immediate supervisor of concerns and assist implementing corrective measure when necessary

Collect money for all orders taken

Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol

Balance cash receipts

Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers’ excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons

Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment

Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons

Serve all Bar patrons

Clean bars, work areas, and tables

Mix ingredients such as alcohol, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks

Serve snacks or food items to customers as requested

Order or requisition liquors and supplies

Ask customers who become loud and unruly to leave

Slice and pit fruit for snacks and garnishing drinks

Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays

Help plan, organize, and control the operations of the Cocktail Lounge or Bar

Help plan bar menus

Prepare food upon guest request or submit order to Kitchen

Ensure open lines of communication with all departments and upper management at all times via email, log books, meetings, etc., to ensure all needs of the hotel are met

Maintain a high level of cleanliness and safety in the work area

Ensure that all equipment is maintained in good, safe working condition

Maintain an increased awareness of safety issues throughout the property

Keep abreast of safety and emergency procedures and OSHA requirements

Attend relevant meetings


See Inside the Office of Bunkhouse

With a passion for design, tireless attention to detail, and a commitment to creating authentic culture, Bunkhouse creates properties that have earned a unique place in the hearts and minds of those who visit. Bunkhouse has a reputation for building memorable experiences that offer more than just a good night's sleep and a great cup of coffee.


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