Bar Manager Job Descriptions

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Bar Manager Job Description


Bar managers responsible for handling daily administrative tasks, overseeing staff, interacting with patrons and much more. A bar manager’s role is to create an environment that is welcoming and enjoyable for guests. 

Bar Manager Job Description Template:

Bar managers are an integral part of the success of a bar or pub and responsible for ensuring the smooth execution of daily operations. The ideal candidate for a bar manager position would be someone who is committed to the mission of the establishment, who has a clear vision of how to foster growth within the company, has a dynamic, hands-on personality to work with, hire, train, and supervise staff.  

Additionally, being detail oriented is needed for someone in this position as they will be charged with tracking and maintaining inventory, planning events, ensuring operating licenses remain current, and following industry guidelines and safety protocols.

Lastly, a successful candidate must be able to identify ways to sustainably grow the client base of the organization, increase profits and maintain a loyal customer base by providing all clients with an exceptional experience, food, and drinks. 

Bar Manager Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing and overseeing administrative aspects of day to day operations. These aspects include but are not limited to maintaining current liquor licenses, identifying and contacting potential suppliers, and negotiating contracts, tracking and maintaining inventory, managing budgets, and identifying and setting benchmark goals for the business
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising staff
  • Overseeing scheduling of staff to ensure that the establishment runs smoothly during peak hours
  • Ensuring that industry-specific quality and safety guidelines are followed by all staff
  • Maintaining up to date licenses per current legislation
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with both staff and clients
  • Identifying, planning, and executing promotional events
  • Ability to communicate calmly and effectively to diffuse tense interactions that might occur to maintain a safe and fun atmosphere for both guests and staff


Bar Manager Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Restaurant experience or managerial experience is preferred
  • An in-depth understanding of management and accounting practices and experience utilizing them in the workplace
  • Strong problem-solving and customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate calmly and effectively to successfully defuse tense situationsAvailability to work as needed on weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Must have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time and to carry heavy items


Bar Manager FAQ:

What does a bar manager do?

The responsibilities of a bar manager can differ between businesses; therefore, it is necessary to identify what your business expects from a bar manager by highlighting your specific needs in your job description.

Generally speaking, a bar manager's role is to oversee daily operations within the bar or pub, manage staff, and ensure that the establishment's day-to-day operations run smoothly. This could include administrative tasks, ensuring provisions are available and much more.

Can I customize your bar manager position description?

Yes! But keep in mind that no two roles are absolutely alike. It is recommended that you edit our job description sample to best fit the current needs of your organization. 

What information should I include when I advertise a bar manager job?

It is best practice to include specific duties in your job listing. Additionally, identify the kind of candidate that you are looking for, as this will go far in helping your bar hire a candidate that meets expectations. 

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Bar Manager

What is the best way to find and hire a Bar Manager near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Bar Manager applicants. Employers posting their Bar Manager job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Bar Manager applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Bar Manager are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Bar Manager positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Bar Manager role?
SMS has 97% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Bar Manager job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Bar Managers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 163% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Bar Manager applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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