When you think of a Bartender you usually picture him behind the busy bar of a nightclub or a sports bar, however there is another, less known type of bartender who is also making big money and with less pressure: the event bartender. You will find Event Bartenders at upscale condos serving private parties, at wedding receptions and at corporate events. Even Bartenders can also be Mixologists putting up incredible combinations of their creation or Flair Bartenders flipping up bottles to give a unique experience to guests that would have never imagined such thing existed. You can be an Event Bartender working for an events company or on your own as a free lancer, the key things you need to be a flair bartender are:
1- Know the basics of bartending. You will have no boss behind you but that doesn't mean you won't need any training at all. Sign up for the iPour Online Bartender Training and be ready to start working as an event bartender in a week. 2- Have your own bartending kit. Since you won't have to usual tools a bar would provide you with, you will need to arm yourself with the basic tools you need to do your job. Strainers, boston and shaking glasses, muddler and speed blade among them. Learn more about the different tools and how to use them here. 3- Get your business cards and website ready and start promoting yourself! It will be hard in the beginning since you basically will depend on mouth to mouth recommendations and the advertising that you can afford. However, as your reputation increases and if you make the effort to give your guests a great experience soon you will find yourself getting more requests than you can handle. Congratulations! You are an Event Bartender
NOTE: It is important that you are aware of regulations and licenses you might have to get. Be careful to learn about safety regulations, you are on your own now, and a big power power, means a big responsibility.