Multi-unit Bar Manager | Music Venues | DC

Full Time
2 weeks ago

Job Description:

We are currently seeking an effective and efficient Bar Manager to supervise the bar and light concessions operations at three venues within a half-mile radius. The successful candidate will have experience in both bar and restaurant/snack bar management, and must be adept at multiple facets of bar and concession operations, including managing staff and inventory, controlling costs, and ensuring total cleanliness.


  • Oversee bartenders, barbacks, and kitchen staff.
  • Determine staff schedules to ensure smooth operation.
  • Ensure bars and kitchen are well stocked and clean.
  • Track customer behavior and sales to optimize operations.
  • Select and purchase liquor and supplies.
  • Maintain budget and monitor costs to achieve financial targets.
  • Maintain vendor relationships for seamless supply chain management.
  • Maintain inventory to avoid shortages or excesses.
  • Participate in special event planning and execution.
  • Appropriately delegate tasks to ensure efficient workflow.
  • Hire, train, promote, discipline, and fire staff when necessary.
  • Master, utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot point of sale technology.


  • Strong and proven leadership ability to effectively manage the team.
  • Excellent multitasking ability to handle various responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Problem-solving skills to address challenges promptly and effectively.
  • Attention to detail to ensure high-quality service and cleanliness.
  • Calm under pressure to handle demanding situations professionally.
  • Highly organized to manage inventory, schedules, and budgets efficiently.
  • Ability to de-escalate tense situations and provide excellent customer service.
  • Facility with math and basic accounting for financial management.
  • High-level interpersonal skills to build relationships with staff and customers.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in tending bar and management in a high-volume nightclub environment.
  • Associate’s degree or higher in hotel and restaurant management is a plus.
  • Admin level familiarity with Point of Sale systems and other industry software.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and Google Office, particularly spreadsheets.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • WMATA Smart Benefits
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401k + match
  • PTO + 11 observed holidays

Job Information

Offered Salary
110k/year - 130k/year