Some establishments may require certification or training in bartending, but there are no formal educational qualifications to be a bartender.
Bartenders must be well versed in state drinking laws, basic bar terminology, and drink mixology - yes, you should probably know how to make a mojito. Bartending is a very social job, so a good personality and communication skills can be very beneficial to becoming a successful bartender. A fun, outgoing, friendly, and confident demeanor can add up to a great career in bartending. Also, obviously, you have to be legally old enough to serve alcohol.
Like any other career, experience can mean the difference between an adequate bartender and an excellent one. Practice makes perfect. Throw a party or two and make drinks for your friends. Not only will you gain valuable experience, you might just make a few new friends.
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