Bartender - Blackbird

36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA Req #861
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Hotel Californian fosters a creative, entrepreneurial, and energetic work environment. We value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the hotel. We strive to create a workplace culture that values family, work-life balance, and community. We help develop our teams and provide support for them to grow their careers with our organization. Our Talent is proud to work here.


The Blackbird Bartender is responsible for courteously and efficiently taking orders, preparing and serving alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and light meals to guests while adhering to hotel specifications.  They are required to maintain stock/supplies and cleanliness of outlet and equipment. Providing efficient friendly customer service at all times and maintaining a clean, professional top-quality bar and dining room is key.


  • Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated persons and drunk driving.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of P.O.S. and manual systems.
  • Check cleanliness and condition of bar unit (C02 lines, soda tanks, soda guns, drain, etc.).
  • Check condition and cleanliness of blender, shaker and other tools.
  • Check temperature of refrigeration units.
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of bar top, tables and service areas.
  • Anticipate and communicate replenishment needs promptly, ensuring no shortages throughout scheduled function time. Ensure proper authorization for additional payments as required prior to replenishing.
  • Clearly communicate last call at designated closing time to guests
  • Properly set-up and maintain a clean efficient bar throughout the shift.
  • Have knowledge of fine dining/ upscale service.
  • Extensive knowledge of cocktails and spirits.
  • Have knowledge of all wines, spirits and beer.
  • Must have knowledge of entire food menu.
  • Must have experience selling and presenting wine.
  • Must have strong sales and communications skills. Utilizing suggestive/upselling techniques.
  • Engage with all guests continuously to ensure their experience memorable.
  • Complete all closing reports in the P.O.S. system.
  • Count bank at end of shift; complete designated cashier reports and drop receipts; secure bank.
  • Assist with weekly/monthly inventories.
  • Follow maintenance program and cleaning schedule.
  • Legibly document maintenance needs on work orders and submit to Manager.

·         Responsible for compliance of state laws regulating the serving of alcohol. This includes carding of all guests regardless of perceived age.

·         Think clearly, quickly, maintain concentration, and make concise decisions.

·         Ability to perform the job functions with minimal supervision.

·         Ensure each guest is greeted and that all food and beverage operations are running smoothly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

·         Minimum 2 years Upscale Casual or Fine Dining Bartending Experience

·         Knowledge of wine, food parings and the ability to learn new signature cocktails.

·         Minimum of 21 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages.

·         Full Service Bar Experience (beer, wine and liquor).

·         Able to be on your feet for up to eight hours.

·         Able to communicate effectively with guests and other associates.

·         Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor.

·         Must be able to work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, and weekends.

·         High school graduate or equivalent.

·         Previous experience in similar position in hospitality industry.

·         Prior experience with POS system


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Foley Entertainment Group, LLC. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request. This employer participates in E-Verify EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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  • Job Family *Hotel - Hotel Californian
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA