Bar Manager Resume

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Career Objective:

Dynamic, energetic, versatile, and diligent Bar Manager with 7+ years of experience in handling all bar operations, planning and implementing special promotional events, vendor management, accounts handling, conflict resolution, hiring and training staff, and providing safe, and friendly hospitality to guests as well making the environment fun to work in for the staff. Proven ability to raise the bar for customer service and improve overall business. Have managed over 60 team members in previous employment.

Summary of Skills

  • Skilled in managing daily bar operations, and improving profit percentage with customer service and promotional events
  • Ability to build and sustain healthy relationships with staff and guests

  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Thorough knowledge of the types of foods and drinks served in the hospitality industry

  • Skilled in advising the right types of beer, wines, and other beverages to guests

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations, and foster a positive work environment

  • Sound knowledge of rules and regulations related to running a bar

  • Adept at organizing and coordinating promotional events to increase bar’s business

Work Experience

Bar Manager

Limitless Entertainment, Owatonna, MN

August 2018 – Present

  • Handling bar operations and providing leadership and accountability for bar and service team
  • Planning and improving service quality to attract new customers and sustain regular ones

  • Assigning tasks to the team and ensuring shift coverage to avoid delay in service

  • Reconciling tips and cash and ensuring maximum satisfaction for guests

  • Planning shifts for bartenders and barbacks to handle rush hours

  • Taking stock of beverages, service utensils, and updating inventory system

  • Inspecting cleanliness of the bar and ensuring proper functioning of electrical, carpentry, and plumbing equipment

  • Conducting monthly audit and providing suggestions to the management on changing or retaining vendors

Bar Manager

Sky-High Dine & Wine, Owatonna, MN

March 2015 – July 2018

  • Scheduled and coordinated all bar operations, and resolved complaints from guests
  • Identified customers’ dissatisfaction, worked on key issues, and created an overwhelmingly positive experience

  • Planned and launched special events that fetched regular orders from corporate clients

  • Hired and trained staff for handling bar counters and serving food and drinks to guests

  • Coordinated with the kitchen supervisors and front-office managers and maintained high standards of sanitation

  • Planned and implemented new ways of beverage and drink presentation that spiked interests in guests to go for those items

  • Performed extensive research on the making of drinks and created a unique drink by combining two or more drinks

Bar Manager

Fab Restaurant, Owatonna, MN

July 2012 – February 2015

  • Mentored and developed the bar staff and provided maximum support to restaurant’s business
  • Represented the restaurant at various events related to hospitality organized throughout the state

  • Deligated job tasks, and supervised services provided to guests

  • Researched food and beverage items and provided recommendations for creating a unique dish and drinks for customers

  • Controlled food and drink stock for the restaurant and saved overhead expenses that increased business profits by 30%

  • Handled guest concerns diplomatically and gained word-of-mouth publicity from them


  • High School Diploma

    St. Xavier’s High School, Owatonna, MN


  • Diploma in Bar Management

    ABC Technical School, Owatonna, MN



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