As a bartender who appreciates the profession, it is part of the job description to feel responsible over everyone who enters your bar.
When you choose to go to bartending school, you’ll learn all the skills you need in a more theoretical and structured way.
Working as a barback shows how a bartender operates and gives you the chance to familiarize yourself with all the tools of the trade.
Work part-time under an experienced bartender for as long as possible or until you feel confident enough to serve by yourself.
Write a detailed resume and read it back to yourself carefully. If it’s convincing and confident enough for you, you’re ready.