Bartender – Chris Daniel

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Day in the life of
Bartender – Chris Daniel

Chris Daniel

I have been a seasonal bartender for the last 8 years. I normally work the summer in the Greek islands as a bartender and a musician. I have not worked there this year due to COVID but plan to go again this summer if possible. As I work a dual job when I bartend I hope I can give you a unique perspective.

What is it like being a bartender?

Working with drunk people can be tough sometimes. Yet, for the most part, it is one of the most fun jobs you can do. Depending on how busy you are and what kind of clientele you have for an evening, you can make some lifelong friendships with the other staff and customers.

As a bartender in a busy summer venue, the work can get pretty stressful if you are three deep at the bar and everyone is ordering cocktails. You have to be adaptable, a quick learner, and thrive under a bit of pressure.

You can become a local celebrity if you learn some extra bartending skills. I would often get up on the bar a play a song, or my boss would do some bottle twirling with the bottles on fire. Anything extra you can do to get people paying attention to the bar will increase your tips and how much fun your night is.

It can be a hard job to work if you’re in a bad mood. If you aren’t friendly to customers, your tips plummet and it almost isn’t worth working.


  • Daytime is usually free to do whatever you want
  • Metting new and interesting people
  • TIPS! These can be huge, people become a lot more generous after a few drinks. Especially if you offer outstanding service.


  • TIPS! A pro and a con. If the bar is not busy your wages decrease significantly
  • Having to occasionally deal with aggressive drunk people
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mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Salary: $28910
Salary Rank: D
Education: No degree required
Becoming One: Easy
Job Satisfaction: Low
Job Growth: High
Suitable Personality: The Leader