As with any professional trade, the common saying is that a worker is only as good as his or her tools. The proper tools are an absolute must to have in order to be a professional bartender. There are the tools that a bartender must keep on their person at all times and then there are the tools that will be kept at the bartender’s workstation to be available to during a work shift that may be shared with other bartenders depending upon how busy the bar may be during that said shift. The following tools are what I call “PERSONAL BAR TOOLS” These are items that a professional bartender must always have on them for every shift they work.
In addition to the Personal Bar Tools that a bartender must have, there are specified tools that will be kept at every bar well workstation. These are the following tools you should make sure are kept at the workstation in an orderly manner.
- Learn the essential tools you will carry every day
- Discover the workstation tools that you’ll be using every day