Barback Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Barback interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you like most about being a barback?

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List of 30 Barback Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you like most about being a barback?

  2. 2.

    Have you been to this bar before?

  3. 3.

    What is your experience using the register/point of sale system?

  4. 4.

    Can you carry a bucket of ice through a packed crowd?

  5. 5.

    Do you enjoy working in a bar atmosphere? What do you like about it?

  6. 6.

    How do you feel about pooling your tips with you coworkers?

  7. 7.

    Describe the steps you take when closing at the end of your shift.

  8. 8.

    Do you want to be a bartender in the future?

  9. 9.

    How would your current manager describe you?

  10. 10.

    Why do you want to be a barback?

  11. 11.

    Can you handle criticism? Describe an example of when a bartender gave you feedback during a shift.

  12. 12.

    What do you like least about being a barback?

  13. 13.

    Explain how you dealt with an ethical dilemma while working as a barback?

  14. 14.

    Which one of our menu items is your favorite?

  15. 15.

    What are your goals as a barback?

  16. 16.

    Why should we hire you?

  17. 17.

    Do you have any restaurant or serving experience?

  18. 18.

    Why do you need this job?

  19. 19.

    If you are currently a barback, why are you leaving your bar?

  20. 20.

    How did you become interested in this field?

  21. 21.

    Do you know how to change a keg?

  22. 22.

    Can you describe an example in which you provided excellent customer service?

  23. 23.

    What kind of experience do you have preparing drinks?

  24. 24.

    How do you ensure the bar area runs smoothly during your shift?

  25. 25.

    We are open every day except Christmas and New Year's Day. Do you have any concerns about working holidays or weekends?

  26. 26.

    How do you keep yourself busy during a slow night?

  27. 27.

    Have you had any training to tell if a guest is intoxicated?

  28. 28.

    Have you had trained any other barbacks?

  29. 29.

    Do you have any experience doing a liquor inventory?

  30. 30.

    How do you handle a stressful shift?