Bar and Nightclub Jobs

Professionals seeking bar jobs and nightclub jobs will find many positions from which to choose. Because bar careers are a subset of the food service industry, job opportunities tend to increase even when the economy is down. Whether you're interested management, bartending, hosting or serving, you will find the best bar jobs at Hcareers.

Hcareers is a growing job board for bar employment and jobs in nightclubs. Jobs are posted by food and drink establishments across the United States. Positions for which top employers are hiring often include bar and nightclub management positions, bartenders, barbacks, cocktail servers and bar host and hostesses. Professionals who enjoy the bar atmosphere but prefer to remain behind the scenes may find bar and nightclub jobs such as cooks and chefs appealing. Those who prefer to get out and mix it up with the clientele may enjoy a position as a bouncer or as a doorperson working in bar and nightclub security.

On-the-job training is available for many bar jobs. An entry-level cocktail waitress, for example, may be hired and trained within a matter of weeks under the supervision of the bar manager. Management bar jobs, however, most often require prior bar or nightclub experience or formal training. A professional interested in a management nightclub job may gain hands-on experience through a nightclub internship while completing a culinary or hospitality management degree.

Bar jobs include a wide range of occupations. Perhaps the most visible is the bartender. Bartenders work behind the bar, taking orders from the customers. If the bar is located within a restaurant, they may also fill drink orders for the wait staff. Customer service finesse is essential to successful bartending. Cocktail servers take drink orders from tables around the bar. They may serve as bussers as well. As most cocktail serving jobs in bars involve tips, a pleasing personality and great people skills are necessary.

Culinary professionals and others who enjoy cooking may find employment as cooks within bars and nightclubs that serve food items as well as drinks. Bar food varies greatly by establishment. A bar cook may be called upon to prepare basic pub food or haute cuisine depending on the menu. Seasoned bar employees with management aspirations may eventually advance to the position of bar manager. The bar manager hires and trains new employees, prepares the schedule and may even order supplies for the establishment.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 9.7 million professionals are currently employed in food service and drinking establishment positions including bar jobs. The number of jobs within the industry is increasing rapidly. More than 32,000 positions were added from December 2011 to January 2012 alone. The BLS forecasts that employment in food service and drinking establishments will continue to increase at a moderate pace of eight percent through 2018.

The future for professionals seeking jobs in bars and nightclub employment appears bright. Opportunities will remain plentiful, though competition for the best positions �including those in management� is likely to increase as well. Whether you're looking for entry-level bar staff jobs, bar and nightclub management positions or to move up in your career, check the Hcareers job board frequently.

Most Recent Bar and Nightclub Jobs

McGettigan's Irish Pub(s)
New York, NY

As Sales and Marketing Executive/coordinator for the venue you will be expected to carry out the following ... more
JIMMY @ The James Hotel
Chicago, IL

Sophisticated and inviting, JIMMY at The James Chicago offers an upscale, unpretentious environment to enjoy a progressive cocktail menu. The menu will showcase exclusive a list of small batch and artisanal spirits, both local and worldwide. Creative cocktails include modern updates on classic drink ... more
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
Sunnyvale, CA

Award winning Country Inn & Suites By Carlson in the heart of Silicon Valley is seeking an energetic and detail oriented part time Bartender/Server who is looking to be a part of our fun and dynamic work environment. ... more
Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA

ALTITUDE SKY LOUNGE - When the sun sets over the harbor, Altitude becomes a hotbed for pure SoCal cool. ... more
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Chicago, IL

Join our award winning team at Filini Restaurant & Bar located adjacent to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. We offer competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, sick, personal and vacation pay, discounted parking and ... more
Dauphin's - Fine Dining Restaurant
Mobile, AL

Bob Baumhower and Chef Steve Zucker are excited to announce the newest concept “Dauphin’s” coming to downtown Mobile. Dauphin’s is a casual fine dining restaurant with the best view of Historic Mobile from the 34th floor of the Trustmark building in the heart of downtown. We’re part of a rapidly gr ... more
Dauphin's - Fine Dining Restaurant
New Orleans, LA

Bob Baumhower and Chef Steve Zucker are excited to announce the newest concept “Dauphin’s” coming to downtown Mobile. Dauphin’s is a casual fine dining restaurant with the best view of Historic Mobile from the 34th floor of the Trustmark building in the heart of downtown. We’re part of a rapidly gr ... more
Covington, LA

set objectives and targets for beverage unit/bar determine staff needs and recruit staff performance manage staff assess development needs and train and coach staff delegate duties and tasks to staff to meet objectives and maximize resources set and monitor quality and service standards for staff ... more
Minneapolis, MN

Are you a charismatic leader looking for the kind of bar where your big, fun personality is considered a true asset? Lee's Liquor Lounge is looking for a key individual that wants a rewarding new challenge and is ready to be rewarded in kind for their talents and dedication. We are an institution th ... more

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