You purchased my bartending course. You’re here. Obviously, that tells me that you want to be a bartender. Maybe you need a part-time job. Or, you just turned 21 and want to live a crazy life for a while. That’s what I did. There are so many advantages to being a bartender that you may not be aware of. Let’s look at some of the benefits to working in a great bar.
I covered some of this lesson already in Section 1 – the “Introduction” to my bartending course. Let’s go over a few additional things here.
This lesson has two topics. The first is about the benefits you may receive while working at a certain bar. The second section is a reminder of all the great lifelong benefits of being a properly trained and experienced bartender.
First, let’s discuss some of the benefits that bars and restaurants may offer:
A nice job. You finally made it! Dig in, learn stuff, and work your way up to that dream bartending job.
Free food. Yep – most bars give provide you with free or discounted food. Nice.
Free Drinks. Most bars will allow you to have a shift drink. AFTER your shift, of course!
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance. Many bars offer these, but you probably have to be working full time.
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The Money is Great. To me, working the least number of hours and making the most money possible is where it’s at. Full disclaimer here: This may not happen on your very first bartending job. But, if you follow the plan laid out in my course here, you will eventually land that “almost perfect” job.
Flexible hours. Going to school? Juggling family responsibilities? Trying to pad the 401K? Bartending is for you. Once you begin to understand that there are so many types of bars, bartending jobs, and different areas of your city to work in – you’re golden.
You Don’t Need a License. You can work anywhere in the country, and once you get a little bit of experience you increase your chances of getting hired 10-fold. And, if you really like “craziness,” you’re in the right job.
Meeting People. Good people. Business contacts, future good friends – maybe a life partner. And, there’s no getting around this, if you’re into “hook-ups,” you probably found the right job. Listen, I was in my twenties at one time – I know what it’s like. Just be careful. We discussed this a bit in a previous section.
The Possibilities are Endless. If you read about my history of bartending in “Mark’s Story,” you’ll realize that knowing how to tend bar can be a lifelong asset.
A Partial List of Advantages to Being a Bartender:
- Great Money
- Flexible hours
- Meet a lot of people – contacts for other parts of your life
- Lifelong friends
- If you’re into hook-ups, you’re in the right job!
- Choose the type of bar/environment you want to work in
- No license
- If you like crazy – you’re in the right place!
- You can work anywhere in the country
- Easy to get work if you have some experience
- Favorable to students
- A great second job
- Extra money to invest
The list is endless.