Bartenders always arrive early and stay late, and their schedules usually rotate. That is how the job works. Bartending is not just about doing fun tricks when you serve drinks. You also have to close out, clean up, and prep the bar before opening. There is a lot of work that goes into it behind the scenes. Are you prepared to be available and flexible, as needed?
"I am happy to take any shifts that are available to me. In my current position, I work Thursday through Sunday, from 2 PM to 2 AM. Do you have a particular schedule in mind for this role?"
Entry Level answer example
"As I am newer to my career as a bartender, I understand that I may need to take the less desirable shifts until I prove my skills here. I am more than willing to take any shifts you have for me. Do you have an example of a starting schedule?"
Experienced answer example
"I currently work Wednesday through Saturday from 3 PM to 1 AM. I prefer to work a schedule like this as it works well with my university course load. Could you share with me what you have in mind?"