Review a list of frequently asked interview questions for bartenders.
Bartender Interview Questions
How would you describe your skills as a salesperson?
Do you have any experience serving food? Would you be comfortable taking food orders at the bar?
How do you assess whether or not someone has had too much to drink?
How strong is your memory? Have you ever had to memorize a long list of items before?
How would you handle a customer who has had too much to drink and is being rude or obscene?
Describe the most stressful work environment you have experienced. How did you handle the situation?
Describe a time in which you had to work with your coworkers to solve a problem. How did working with others help solve the problem?
If the bar is extremely crowded and busy, how would you decide in which order you tend to customers?
Have you ever worked with or trained a barback? How would you feel about training a barback?
What type of bars do you enjoy frequenting when you go out on weekends? Do you like to spend time in large or small groups of friends?
General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.
Related: List of Bartender Skills