Bartender Interview Questions

"When hiring bartenders, employers will look for candidates who perform well under pressure, excel at multitasking, and provide excellent customer service. You can expect an interview to consist mostly of behavioral questions such as �What would you do with a patron who has had too many drinks?� or �How quickly can you make a cosmopolitan?� Some employers only hire bartenders who have attended a bartending school while other employers prefer to promote their barbacks and cocktail waitresses."

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California Pizza Kitchen
Bartender was asked...October 8, 2014

Be prepared to be asked various questions about past working experiences and accomplishment. The most difficult question for me was "what would you tell a guest, that asked your opinion about a menu item that you do not particularly like."

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It took me a moment to answer but I replied with, "That is a very popular dish, but blank is my personal favorite." Less

As a server/bartender, with real food allergies, it has been real convenient for me to say. “It is a popular dish, and is ordered quite often, but unfortunately due to food allergies I am unable to eat the dish. But I can tell you about the dish or any item on the menu.” You may not like the dish but the guest might love it. Less

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

What would you do if a customer had been over served and was behaving inappropriately?

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As an entertainer wearing this costume, you would expect that this situation may arise at some point. It's easy for women to take offense to this because you deserve to be respected, but the situation should be diffused professionally. Politely inform the guest that touching isn't permitted or politely excuse yourself from the guest for a minute. Less

How would you make a long island iced tea?

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Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour .25 oz of vodka, .25 oz of rum, .25 oz tequila, .25 oz of gin, .25 oz of triple sec, and fill the glass 3/4 of the way with sour mix. Cheat shake the cocktail and fill the rest of the glass with coke. Add a straw and lemon slice for garnish. Less


What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

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When applying for a pizza delivery person, one question was how I could benefit from scissors. Less

The idea that this interview question has anything to do with hiring the best employees for a restaurant chain. Less

Funny you should ask that... I just got a text from Friday's saying I got the job I was interviewing for last week - with double the amount of pay I was asking for. Would you like to try and beat their offer ? Less

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What would you do if a guest was too intoxicated and how would you handle the situation?

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I would suggest non alcoholic beverage

I would offer water and a appetizer! If the kitchen is closed I would provide bar snacks. (Chips/pretzels )If they were driving I would call a cab or Uber! Soda or coffee doesn’t help ! Only time can help a intoxicated person. Less

First, make sure the guest is safe and behaving appropriately. Inform management of the guest and if any your intentions to handling the guest. If the guest request another alcoholic beverage let them know they should probably order food and a non alcoholic drink. Watch their behavior to see if they improve. If they become unmanageable first give them a warning about their behavior. If still unmanageable ask them to leave until the next day. I personally have paid for guests’ Ubers/Taxi to make home safe and let the guest know if they leave their vehicle I have paid for their Uber/taxi the next morning to retrieve their vehicle. If after food and non alcoholic drinks improve their behavior. Still watch the guest, and hopefully they continue with their visit. Both outcomes the guest will appreciate you in the morning. Less

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Red Lobster

Can you work sundays?

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If you can not work sundays do not even bother going for an interview.

Yes I can work Sunday's

yes i do ,

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Hampton Inn by Hilton
Bartender was asked...February 12, 2020

Do you have any experience in the hotel industry?

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I have 6 years in the hospitality business and 15 years in costumer service.

No but I’m willing to learn and I catch on quick


Marriott International

Tell me about a situation where you had to an angry customer whom you had to find a way to resolve their issue.

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See the customer as a baby and listen to his words very carefully, find what is his need then solve it. Less

See the customer as a baby and listen to his words very carefully, find what is his need then solve it. Less

See the customer as a baby and listen to him words very carefully, find what is his need then solve it. Less

LongHorn Steakhouse

Why do you want to work here?

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I enjoy a high energy workspace and I enjoy the busy atmosphere it's almost like a thrive on it. Less

I truly would like to go back to waiting tables.

Because im broke

Caesars Entertainment

am i single

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Uhhh not sure if that question was legal and appropriate.

Yes I'm single father with full custody of two girls named Khloe 2yrs old and Kira 1 yr old. This is why I need a good job to raise them better Less

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