Job Descriptions



Here's a sample job description for a Barback that you can use within your organization. Feel free to copy, paste, and modify this template to suit your internal needs.

Job Summary

A Barback plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of a bar by providing support to bartenders and maintaining the bar's cleanliness and stock levels. This barback job description highlights the importance of delivering efficient and exceptional bar service to customers, allowing bartenders to focus on customer interaction and drink preparation.

Barbacks assist bartenders with various tasks to ensure a well-functioning bar environment. This includes stocking supplies, cleaning the bar area, preparing garnishes, and maintaining inventory. They work in a fast-paced environment and are key to supporting the bartending team during busy hours.


Stocking and Inventory Management

  • Refill ice bins and keep ice machines clean.
  • Stock the bar with necessary supplies, such as glassware, liquor bottles, mixers, garnishes, and other bar items.
  • Monitor inventory levels and inform bartenders or the bar manager when supplies run low.
  • Organize and maintain storage areas, including coolers and shelves with beer kegs.

Bar Area Maintenance

  • Clean and sanitize bar surfaces, tools, and equipment.
  • Collect and wash used glassware and utensils.
  • Dispose of trash and keep the bar area tidy, including cleaning up messes and empty glasses.
  • Ensure the bar is well-maintained during and after service hours.

Prep Work

  • Assist bartenders in preparing garnishes and setting up the bar before opening.
  • Retrieve and restock items for bartenders during service, including restocking napkins, straws, coasters, and toothpicks.
  • Work closely with bussers and other bar staff to maintain a clean and efficient service area.

Customer Service

  • Assist in delivering drinks to customers during peak times.
  • Provide backup support to bartenders by handling minor customer requests and ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Maintain a friendly and professional demeanor with customers.

Closing Duties

  • Assist in closing duties, such as cleaning the bar area, organizing storage, and preparing for the next service.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored.

Requirements and Skills

  • Prior experience as a Barback or in a similar support role in the hospitality industry is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of bar operations and mixology.
  • Excellent time management and multitasking abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy items (e.g., kegs, cases of beer).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the barback position, including lifting and refilling heavy items.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • No specific certifications are required, but training in food safety and handling is beneficial.
  • Minimum age requirement as per local regulations.

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