Applebee’s Bartender

Applebee’s Bartender Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Applebee’s Bartender Do?

An Applebee’s bartender takes and prepares drink orders for customers. In addition to customer service, bartenders must also act as bar backs at most locations. Specific job duties include keeping a clean work station, interfacing with customers, serving drinks, and ringing up sales.

Basic Hiring Requirements

Most bartenders work on foot and stand for hours at a time. Bartender jobs require basic mathematic skills and the ability to effectively communicate with customers in a friendly manner. Applebee’s also looks for energetic and motivated workers during the hiring process.

What Kind of Training and Certification is Needed?

Depending on the state or location, Applebee’s bartenders may need to complete certification courses prior to employment; however, many Applebee’s restaurants offer on-site training for bartenders. Most states also require restaurants only hire bartender applicants 18 and older. Specific age requirements vary state to state.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

An average work day for an Applebee’s bartender consists of a single shift. Some bartenders may work part-time or full-time. Pay starts around $2.00 per hour for new-hire bartenders and ranges up to $11.00 per hour for more experienced employees. The average hourly wage is about $6.00. Bartenders typically earn cash tips, as well.

Other Available Benefits

In addition to base salary, Applebee’s may offer employee benefits, such as restaurant discounts or healthcare coverage, to bar workers. Employment benefits and worker pay scales vary by experience and restaurant location.


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