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Full-Time or Part-Time/Non-Exempt
The Great American Bistro
1545 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
This position plays a major role in a guest's dinner and/or bar experience. Consistency is a key element
in a positive experience, which is achieved by always following recipes. A bartender must be friendly,
outgoing and possess good communication skills. A bartender should be organized and able to think and
act quickly and effectively while retaining self-composure.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
• Must be able to pass Responsible Service of Alcohol Test with a score of 90% or better.
• Welcome each guest personally within 30 seconds.
• Communicate with guests using clear and enthusiastic words, tone and body language at all times.
Make guests feel appreciated through bartender's actions.
• Work as a team with all The Great American Bistro's personnel to maintain an effective atmosphere
and an efficient food and beverage service.
• Work with others to keep all areas cleaned and stocked to The Great American Bistro’s standards at
all times.
• Mix, garnish and serve alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks for patrons of bar and dining room
following standard recipes.
• Ring drink orders into computer immediately, collect money from guests for drinks served and make
• Arrange bottles and glasses to maintain an attractive display in agreement with The Great American
Bistro's standards.
• Wash and sterilize stemware.
• Be attentive! Offer assistance before the guest has to ask for it.
• Count drinks guests are served.
• Place current bar tabs in front of guests at all times.
• Monitor and ensure that no guest receives more than the allowed number of drinks.
• Anticipate your guests’ needs. Follow the half-full rule when offering another drink. Be alert of guest
signals (raising a hand, making eye contact, etc.), and acknowledge the guest to let them know the
bartender will be right with them.
• Learn guests' names, occupations and favorite drinks. This will make The Great American Bistro a
special place for them.

• Serve alcohol responsibly. Should a guest reach the state where the bartender does not feel the
guest should drive, supply a taxi. Do not hesitate to ask for management intervention if necessary.
• Report to work in a neat and clean uniform. Well-groomed hair and personal hygiene are essential.
• Perform other duties as directed.
• Prior experience as a bartender.
• Prior experience working in a restaurant.
• Basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirits, and familiarity with standard drink recipes.
• Must be 21 or older.
• Must maintain an applicable state health and/or alcohol compliance card.
• Customer Focus.
• Communication Proficiency.
• Organizational Skills.
• Stress Management/Composure.
• Time Management. Availability to work evenings and weekends, including holidays.
• Must be eligible to work in the United States.
• Must agree to background and credit check.
This job operates behind the bar and may be working in close proximity to co-workers. The noise level in
the work environment can be loud. Hazards may include, but are not limited to, cuts, slipping and
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Walk and stand during entire shift.
• Continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe.
• Remain stationary for long periods of time.
• Frequently wash hands.
• Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
• Be able to manipulate fingers, hands and arms to cut, measure, pour, serve, carry and wipe.
• Be able to hear and talk.
• Good close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus between the two. The position requires
manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions
and procedures
The Great American Bistro Team:
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Compensation Details:

Based on Experience.