How do you feel about serving drinks in a heavy volume environment?
Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bartending interview
Can you handle the pressure of a packed bar of demanding patrons shouting over one another? Are you able to remember drink orders when they are consistently being shouted at you? In all of this excitement are you also able to have a conversation with a patron, give correct change, and keep a smile on your face? You must be a master of multi-tasking!
Basic answer example
"I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. It's a challenge, but that makes it more fun. I enjoy the energy and the adrenaline working behind the bar of a busy establishment."
Entry Level answer example
"I am well prepared when it comes to making drinks correctly. Also, my experience in retail and customer service will help me a great deal when it comes to talking with customers and giving correct change. If possible, I would love to start with a couple of slower shifts and work my way into the busier nights. Would this be possible?"
Experienced answer example
"The more, the merrier! Bars and clubs are supposed to be busy, so I am happy to accommodate the volume. I have worked as a bartender for many years, and you won't be disappointed in the quality of service that I deliver."