Bar back role


This position consists in assisting bartenders. Our bar back should be able to take drink orders, make drinks and help the bar with whatever is needed.

General tips

  • The colored polishing towels are exclusively for glassware. If dirty, leave them in designated area at bar.
  • The white towels are for drying out water bottles and hands.
  • Always keep communication with bartenders.
  • Constantly SCAN BAR AREA and guests to better anticipate their needs.
  • Polishing water glasses, martini, wine glasses, and snifters, is very important.
  • Maintain a friendly attitude and offer a smile making eye contact when interacting with our guests and coworkers.
  • Be ready to help provide the best service possible in a fast-paced environment. If you see the floor or carpet are dirty and need to be cleaned, communicate with your manager and help leaving area cleaned.
  • On slow shifts, butcher paper can be cut, windows can be wiped, dirty tablecloths can be changed for clean ones. 
  • Always keep yourself busy and communicate with other team members in case they could use an extra hand.  
  • Keep an eye on trash on the floor, spills or any safety hazards. 
  • Go through opening and closing checklists at the beginning and at the end of your shift.


Keep glassware washed, dried and polished.

Prepare garnishes accordingly, ensure the bar is well stocked with napkins, straws, glassware, garnishes, and all other necessities. Wear gloves when cutting garnishes.

Assist with making drinks when needed.

Wipe down cantina and lounge area, change butcher papers on lounge small tables immediately after guests leave the restaurant.

Clear out empty plates and glassware from guests at bar top and high tops after asking them if they were finished. 

Take bus tubs with dirty dishes back to the dish pit when full and or business levels seem appropriate. Clear out food off all plates and rinse off bus tub.    

Ensure there is always enough back up tequila, liquor, beers and sodas.

Keep ice bins filled with ice.

Maintain clean towels available.

Keep an eye out on the condition of the water for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing, change the sinks out when needed.

At the end of your shift, communicate with host about taking recycling and trash out.