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It is absolutely worth doing. If you work somewhere really slow that is mostly a restaurant, expect (per night shift) 80-150 during the week, 150-300 on weekends
A normal place that is primarily doing business as a barwith more than 15 seats at the bar should pull in 150-250 during the week and 300-450 during the weekend.
And if you bartend in a city or a place that is busy with expensive drinks, I know people who bartend in Hoboken NJ and pull in over 2k a week working 3-4 days.
Even if your first place doesn't make you that much, the more experienced you get, the easier it is to get a job someplace else. And there's bars all over. It's probably the best job you could have to fall back on if something else doesn't work out.0
I don’t know how much they make in your country, it’s fun and you’d meet many new people though.
Why not give it a try, you’d learn making drinks and some other cool stuff.5
What Girls & Guys Said
I worked in a 3 story Irish pub with roof top as 3rd floor. 6 days weeks 1200-1500 for sure a week…just beer and woman foo-foo shots etc…0
If you can be a good flirt, you can make lots of money.0
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Depends where you are, but yes, absolutely. You can make a lot of money as a bartender. I have worked in a small saloon where I made about $60 on every 4 hour shift (~$15/hour), and I have also worked at a Ritz Carlton, where I made an average of $35/hour. I also know a few other bartenders, and some of them make $300-$500 consistently per day. If you find the right place to work, you can make even more.
Bartending is a fun job, a lot of hustle and a lot of different vibes. You can work in a busy nightclub with pounding music, or a small, quiet dive bar with a beer-stained pool table. You could tend at an upscale restaurant, where most of your customers you don't even see, but the servers put in orders for drinks and tip you out, the only tips you get directly are from the few customers who sit at the bar. Or you could be a back of house bartender, and ONLY make drinks for servers. Front of house is much better, imho, and it's fun to interact with customers. Some jobs are rougher than others, where customers may bring in concealed guns or other weapons, or fights might break out regularly. Usually the bartender is not in a position of great risk, as there is respect for the position, but in other places, you might be the target of crime being seen as a holder of great resources (money and drug).
On average, bartenders probably make about $20/hour depending on the place, but can make more than $100/hour. But you will definitely need to have some top skills and charisma to make those upper end wages, and I would not expect to make that your first year or even first couple of years as a bartender.