Bartender at Sonesta Hotels International Corporation

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The Bartender is responsible for consistently delivering results that contribute to the mission and overall success of the hotel by accomplishing performance objectives covering the social venues of the hotel. The bartender sets-up, services, and breaks-down the bar area ensuring a high level of quality, consistency and service.

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled and passionate restaurant bartender to join our team the ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of cocktails, spirits, and wines along with exceptional customer service skills. As a restaurant bartender you will craft and serve a variety of beverages, engage with guests, wait on tables, and contribute to the overall atmosphere and success of our restaurant.

**Key Responsibilities:**

1. Welcome and greet guests in a friendly and courteous manner.

2. Create and serve a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with precision and consistency.

3. Take food orders and serve dishes to guests' tables.

4. Maintain an extensive knowledge of our drink and food menu.

5. Engage with guests, offer drink and food recommendations, and ensure their satisfaction.

6. Operate and maintain bar equipment and assist with serving equipment.

7. Ensure the bar and dining areas are clean, organized, and well-stocked at all times.

8. Prepare garnishes, syrups, and other drink ingredients in advance.

9. Adhere to responsible alcohol service guidelines and monitor guest consumption.

10. Check identification to verify the legal drinking age of guests.

11. Process payments accurately and efficiently, handling cash and credit card transactions.

12. Maintain a clean and sanitary work area, including bar tops, sinks, and dining sections.

13. Collaborate with kitchen staff, other servers, and management to ensure smooth service flow.

14. Follow all safety and sanitation procedures and report any issues to the manager.

15. Stay up-to-date on industry trends, new cocktail recipes, and beverage offerings.

16. Handle customer complaints or concerns professionally and seek assistance from management when necessary.

17. Upsell premium and specialty drinks and food items to increase revenue.

18. Participate in regular bar and dining area inventory and restocking procedures.

19. Assist in training new bar and server staff, as needed.


- Previous bartending and serving experience in a high volume restaurant or bar setting is required.

- Knowledge of a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.

- Excellent multitasking and time management abilities.

- Alcohol service certification is a plus.

- Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

- A passion for mixology and creating innovative drinks is a bonus.

**Physical Requirements:**

- Ability to stand for extended periods.

- Ability to lift and carry cases of liquor, trays of food, and other bar and dining supplies.

- Manual dexterity for preparing and garnishing drinks.

Additional Job Information/Anticipated

Pay Range

Welcome to Sonesta. These three simple words could open up a whole new world to you. Each of the hotels and resorts in the Sonesta Collection provides a unique experience unrivalled in the hotel industry. Sprung from the classic hoteliers of the mid-20th century, Sonesta enjoys a rich history celebrating nearly 80 years in hospitality. We offer a diverse and distinctive portfolio of nearly 60 properties across 3 continents, each providing an authentic visit delightfully reflecting the culture and personality of its destination.

We aspire to greet every Sonesta guest with a spirit of warmth and welcome, proudly exceeding our guests' expectations. Those aspirations extend deep into the heart of our hotels - right into the lives of our employees. At our core, we celebrate the individuality of everyone who walks through our doors. For our employees, that means we ensure they develop the skills and tools they need to do their job and exceed even their own expectations. We invite you to discover what you have been missing at Sonesta. Join us - we can't wait to meet you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account with Company Match

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days

  • Sonesta Hotel Discounts

  • Educational Assistance

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Various Employee Perks and Discounts

  • Hospital Indemnity

  • Critical Illness Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.

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