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The Polo Bar
1 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
The Polo Bar hiring Barback in New York, NY

The Polo Bar hiring Barback in New York, NY

The Polo BarMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Expires: Aug 5, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Summary: The barback supports the bartending team in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the bar. The primary responsibilities include stocking and restocking liquor and bar supplies, maintaining cleanliness, preparing drinks, and contributing to a positive guest experience.


  • Regularly check and replenish bar supplies, including glassware, garnishes, napkins, and straws.
  • Monitor and refill ice bins, ensuring an ample supply for the duration of the shift.
  • Keep a well-organized inventory of liquor, mixers, and other essential ingredients.
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the bar area, washing glassware, utensils, and bar tools.
  • Empty trash bins regularly and dispose of waste appropriately.
  • Wipe down and sanitize all surfaces, including counters, shelves, and equipment.
  • Respond promptly to bartender requests for specific items, ensuring a seamless workflow during peak hours.
  • Assist in drink preparation by fetching ingredients, filling ice buckets, and garnishing drinks.
  • Clear empty glasses and bottles from the bar promptly to create a clean and inviting atmosphere.
  • Engage with guests in a friendly and professional manner, assisting with seating and providing basic menu information.
  • Monitor guest needs and communicate effectively with bartenders to ensure efficient service.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and contribute to a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Perform routine checks on bar equipment, reporting any issues or malfunctions to the management.
  • Assist in maintaining draft beer lines, changing kegs, and ensuring all equipment is in good working order.
  • Collaborate closely with bartenders, servers, and other staff to create a cohesive and efficient work environment.
  • Communicate effectively to coordinate tasks and priorities during busy periods.
  • Strictly adhering to safety and hygiene protocols, ensuring a safe environment for staff and guests.
  • Follow the bar's policies and procedures regarding alcohol service and guest interactions.

Must Haves:

  • Previous experience in a similar role or hospitality environment is a plus.
  • Fine dining experience preferred.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy objects.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of basic bar operations and drink preparation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Employment Transparency

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of qualified applicants and employees with a disability pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act and any applicable state and local laws unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.  If you believe you require such assistance to apply for a position or to participate in an interview, please contact the Human Resources department.

Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities including essential job functions may change at any time with or without notice, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($16.00) plus tips

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

Required Skills

Stocking and Restocking Liquor and Bar Supplies

Maintaining Cleanliness in the Bar Area

Preparing Drinks

Inventory Management

Customer Service



Physical Stamina

Knowledge of Basic Bar Operations

High Volume Service

Fine Dining Service

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