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Nico Osteria
1015 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL
Nico Osteria hiring Bartender in Chicago, IL

Nico Osteria hiring Bartender in Chicago, IL

Nico OsteriaMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Expired: Aug 27, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Under New Ownership and Management!

Oxford Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning full service hotel and food & beverage management company with a long established track record in the ownership and management of large-scale hotels, resorts, conference centers, restaurants, bars and rooftops throughout the United States. This portfolio experience includes a growing collection of independent lifestyle hospitality brands such as The Godfrey Hotel, LondonHouse, Hotel Julian and The Thompson Chicago.

All employees are expected to deliver truly great service, and to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our guests.  Employees must work well as a team, maintain confidentiality and adhere to company policies.

SUMMARY: To provide drinks to guests in an efficient, expeditious, friendly and courteous manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Set up and break down the bar area.
  • Assure you are equipped with a bottle opener, wine opener, pens, check presenters, rubber bands, paper clips, complaint forms, pos paper, etc.
  • Ready all garnishes needed for the preparation of drinks.
  • Clean all bottles and rails, wipe down check presenters; computers, and bar area.
  • Clean and polish bar, counters, shelves, equipment, bar stools, etc.
  • Maintain and stock adequate supplies of bar items such as glasses, cups, napkins, drink supplies, condiments, etc.
  • Stock refrigerating units with wines, beer, etc.
  • Replenish ice at bar.
  • Perform accurate cash and POS procedures:
  • Count bank before and after shift.
  • Prepare and serve drinks according to recipes for guests and server.
  • Suggest wines by the glass and bottle options which supports our sharing concept.
  • Ensure standardization and consistent beverage preparation, presentation and quality.
  • Responsible to “up sell” on any given opportunity.
  • Retain and maintain complete knowledge of all food and beverage menu items.
  • Using the menu as another selling tool.
  • Recommending/pairing a certain dish that the guest might have with the drink.
  • Checks identification for proof of age when required.
  • Build a rapport with guests while serving them.
  • Monitor guest’s drinks and anticipate guest’s needs.
  • Keep bar counter, shelves, rails, stools, and all surfaces around the bar clean at all times.
  • Ensure proper payment from departing guests.
  • Prepare bar for next shift.
  • Perform accurate cash/credit handling and POS procedures in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the order and cleanliness of the bar is in accordance to health and safety regulations.
  • Must be knowledgeable about Hotel, Restaurant/Lounge and surroundings, i.e. nearby entertainment, stores, hotels, etc.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and late hours when necessary.
  • Must have the ability to work on time and on a regular basis.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent cash handling and POS skills.
  • Customer service oriented with an outgoing, upbeat and positive personality.
  • Professional well-groomed appearance.
  • Ability to work in a team independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain composure in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Ability to successfully interact with all levels of employees and management.
  • Food and Beverage product knowledge and experience.
  • Must be state required age to serve alcohol.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with state liquor liability laws
  • BASSET certified.
  • Ability to attend all required company meetings.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand (a minimum of 8 hours); walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, grasps, and hold objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; balance (service trays, glasses included); stoop; crouch; bend; talk; hear; taste; and smell. The employee may be required to frequently climb. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, the employee must occasionally lift, carry, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and potentially stressful.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Estimated Weekly Tips: $1,500

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Service Procedures

Wine Service

Customer Service

High Volume Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Glassware Knowledge

POS Systems

Cocktail Making

Craft Spirits Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Bartending Skills

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