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216 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

Job Details

The Barback is an asset to the bar team and contributes to upholding our high standard for service and hospitality. Assists bartenders in daily opening and closing responsibilities, stocking, cleaning, and organizing tools for a successful service and aid in the overall flow of the restaurant. Must have extensive knowledge of the menu and offerings in order to answer questions from guests and colleagues. Must contribute to cleanliness and ambiance.

Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Anticipates guests joining at the bar and greets guests timely and with genuine hospitality.

  • Specific attention to aiding bartenders in the following areas:

  • Refilling garnishes, juices, blends, and ice

  • Polishing and putting away glassware

  • Bussing, pre bussing, and setting up for the next guests to arrive

  • Grabbing spirit bottles for the back bar or well

  • Restocking wine & beer as needed throughout the shift

  • Able to assist with every aspect of the guest experience from set-up to clean up.

  • Able to impart information about our dishes and beverages and respond to questions about ingredients, preparation methods, and allergens/dietary restrictions.

  • Expert on the Steps of Service and assists bartenders in executing them.

  • Consistently perform every aspect of maintaining the bar, including stocking and prepping to ensure the restaurant and team is set up for success for every shift.

  • Operate with efficiency, seeking to minimize wasted time and steps to enhance the guest experience.

  • Demonstrate uplifting, positive and encouraging teamwork daily.

  • Maintain opening, running, and closing side work throughout each shift and keep the bar clean, organized and well-stocked at all times.

  • Attend bar meetings and all staff meetings.

  • Contribute to teamwork by holding yourself and your teammates accountable to the standards of excellence expected. If you see something, say something.

Additional Expectations

  • Must be a great team player to serve the team mission and each guest fully

  • Must contribute positive energy to the team and vibe of the bar

  • Must have a good attitude and be adaptable with change and ambiguity

  • High level of personal hygiene and personal presentation

  • Able to stay calm and create calm in a fast-paced environment

  • Attention to detail in everything we do

  • Unwilling to compromise on our standards or accept short cuts

  • Consistent in performance and reliability

  • Able to work in sync with the flow of the restaurant

  • Motivated to yourself with cocktail recipes, wine, and food knowledge


0-1 year bar back experience

1 year of restaurant experience

Compensation Details

Hourly ($10.50) plus tips

Benefits & Perks:

Dining discounts

Top pay

Incredible colleagues

Opportunity for PTO after a year of full time employment

Opportunity for health insurance after a year of full time employment

Irresistible culture

Continuous education

Upward mobility

Great leadership

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