Bartender Jobs in Chicago



We are seeking friendly, professional Bartenders to join our team. Our ideal candidate is organized, can communicate efficiently and effectively with a diverse group of guests. This candidate is energetic, confident, has a strong knowledge of classic cocktails and practices good time management skills. They must be able to work methodically in fast-paced environments. Good Bartenders will be able to create classic and innovative drinks with an enthusiastic attitude all while exceeding guests’ needs and expectations.

Bartender Responsibilities Include

  • Welcoming guests, reading, listening, and assessing their preferences and making recommendations.
  • Interacting with guests, presenting menus, and taking food & beverage orders.
  • Checking identification to ensure guests are of legal age to purchase alcohol.
  • Accurately enter orders into the point of sales system (POS).
  • Preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for guests.
  • Selecting and mixing ingredients, garnishing glassware, and serving beverages to guests.
  • Restocking and replenishing bar inventory and supplies.
  • Staying guest focused and nurturing an excellent guest experience.
  • Handling cash, credit, and debit card transactions, ensuring charges are accurate and returning correct change to patrons, and balancing the cash register.
  • Maintaining a clean work area by removing trash, cleaning bar top, and washing glasses, utensils, and equipment.
  • Complying with all State and local food & beverage safety regulations.
  • Following standard operating procedures for opening and closing duties.
  • Performing related duties as requested by leadership teams.

Bartender Attributes:

  • Experience with hand crafted cocktail programs, including production of syrups and garnish preparation
  • Impeccable service standards and attention to detail
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, yet disciplined
  • Good time management skills
  • An appreciation and understanding of beer, wines, and spirits
  • Ability to produce consistent cocktails in a fast-paced environment
  • Professional demeanor and polished appearance
  • Possess a desire to exceed guests’ expectations all while looking out for the businesses best interest
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to speak English fluently and clearly
  • Moves with grace and efficiency
  • Sense of urgency, quick and savvy
  • Natural leadership qualities
  • Must be a team player
  • Willingness to learn
  • Punctual


  • Must have at least 2 years of bartending experience in a systems-based, full-service, high-volume restaurant or cocktail bar setting.
  • Proficiency in classic cocktail preparation and history.
  • Knowledge of a second language is a plus.
  • Must have a State of Illinois Basset Certification.
  • Must have State of Illinois Food Handlers Certification.

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