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Birmingham, AL, USA

Job Type

Part Time

About the Role

Barbacks are the equivalent of a busser, except in the bar / lounge environment rather than the kitchen environment. The barback makes sure that bartenders have everything they need (like glasses, garnishes, stocked bottles, fresh kegs) at all times. They’re also on the floor more often than bartenders, helping to clean up spills and retrieve more supplies from the walk-in, so they’re adept at overseeing what’s happening in the front of house and in the back.
Barbacks tend to shadow and support bartenders, making this role an ideal stepping stone for someone who wants to be a bartender one day.
A good barback will keep the ship afloat and no one will ever know there was a problem.


Before Service

  • Keep the bar fully stocked at all times.

  • Prep garnishes (lemon and lime wedges and wheels, herbs, bloody mary garnishes, pickles, olives, etc), and label and date containers.

  • Juice citrus, pour into squeeze bottles, and label and date them.

  • Fill olive and lemon trays.

  • Refill ice wells.

  • Restock liquor bottles.

  • Change out beer kegs.

  • Replenish napkins, toothpicks, and other counter items.

  • Maintain clean bar rags in each bartender’s station.

During Service

  • Clean counters.

  • Clean glasses and dishes.

  • Run drinks and clear glasses.

  • Clean drink spills and sweep broken glassware.

  • Help the bartenders with anything they need.

  • Relay key info to security, such as if a line is forming outside, if someone is drinking out of a non-designated outside cup, and if someone appears to be underage or too rowdy.

  • Help out with punching orders into the POS system as needed.

  • Take out the trash or recycling throughout the shift (and wash hands after handling any garbage).

  • Collect empty glasses from the bar.

After Service

  • Clean counters.

  • Take out the trash or recycling throughout the shift (and wash hands after handling any garbage).

  • Clean furniture.

  • Clean glasses and some dishes.

  • Set up and tear down the bar at each shift.

  • Restock all bar containers for the next shift, including juicing citrus for bar use the next night.

  • Unclog sinks.

  • Mop behind the bar.

  • Clean no-slip mats behind the bar.

  • Put away all liquor and beer deliveries that came in during the day.

  • Track opening or closing liquor inventory.

  • Anything need for following day setup.


  • Organized

  • Energetic

  • Process-oriented

  • Clean

  • Good with numbers and quick math

  • Good communication skills

  • Good physical strength

  • Attentive

  • Good conversationalist

  • Flexible

  • Quick thinker

  • Assertive

  • Punctual

  • Curious

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