Bartending may seem like a glamorous job for party animals, but it’s much more than that. It takes specific social skills, some unique abilities, and the respect of unspoken rules to make a great bartender. Here are 10 commandments every good bartender in the world knows to follow.
1. Thou shalt never get so drunk that you can’t count the money.
Bartenders are often encouraged to drink a little during their shift, whether because a regular wants to buy them a shot or the staff needs a morale booster. But you have to know your limits. Because at the end of the night, it’s your job on the line if you make a mistake while closing out the register.