If you’re constantly pouring drinks, wiping down glasses, and hardly have a second to breathe before pouring that next Jack and Coke, keep doing what you’re doing. Most bartenders, however, know what it’s like to experience a slow shift. Instead of staring into the TV while wiping the same spot on the counter for 30 minutes, here are 4 things you can do during a slow shift.
Prepare for the Busier Shift
Wash an extra rack of glasses. Glasses that are used less frequently tend to collect dust, so eliminate that problem before it gets busy.
Prep garnishes, such as lemons, limes, and oranges.
Research and learn new drinks. Give yourself an edge over your fellow bartenders.
Ask a manager if you can help with anything around the re...