While you may be thinking about attending bartending school, keep in mind that a bartending career is not all fun and games.
Bartenders work hard, and are often paid minimum wage. Working at a top club will, of course, up your take-home pay in the form of tips (sometimes as much as thousands per night), but you’ll have to do your time and gain experience at smaller clubs and bars first. Initially, youll also work the less crowded shifts.
Some bars and clubs even require new bartenders to work as barbacks first this means youll be schlepping beer and liquor from the storage room to the bar, washing glasses and cleaning up. Not nearly as glamorous as you might have dreamed. As a barback, youll earn a portion of the bartenders tips for the night.
The hours are often long, you’re on your feet the whole time and might have to deal with a lot of rude customers. Aside from that, once youve moved up in the ranks and have the popular, crowded shifts those that you make the most money with youll never have Friday or Saturday nights free. Youll be working.
If you still are thinking about attending bartending school, make sure you pick a reputable...