Service Bartender

Tampa, FL
Part Time to Full Time
Bern's Steak House
Entry Level

Bern's Bar Program

Want to be a part of Tampa's best known restaurant?  Family owned for over 60 years, Bern's isn't just locally known, we are known all across the world and are looking for great people.  From aged steaks, too fine wines and caviar, you'll get a unique training that cannot be paralleled.  If you're willing to work hard and put in the time, we're willing to teach you.

Job Summary

All of our bartenders start working an hourly position in the service bar in the kitchen.   With tenure there is an opportunity to move into front of house positions with gratuity. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drink Preparation. The service bar is responsible for making almost all drinks for our guests including, but not limited to: cocktails, draft beers, bottled and canned beers, soft beverages, barista drinks, and house wines. 
  • Day-to-day activities of the position. Service bar employees also prepare fresh garnishes, squeeze fresh juice, rotate stock, keep areas clean, take out garbage, and use this time to gain an overall knowledge of how “we do things” to help them move forward.
  • Shift Hours.  Shifts start at 4:00 and usually end an hour after we close.
  • Moving Ahead. The service bar is an entry level position that gets your foot in the door.  Promotion from within can lead to moving forward in the bar program and working directly with guests, or even moving to other departments such as the wait staff or upstairs in our dessert room.  

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Bartending experience (preferred, but not required)
  • Neat appearance
  • Willingness to learn
  • Open attitude to a unique way of doing things
  • Able to work well with others
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Multitasking
  • Memorization skills
  • Personable and able to interact with guests​
  • Attention to detail
  • Night, Weekend and Holiday availability required

Benefits and Perks


  • Closed Every Monday 2024
  • Closed Holidays 2024
    • Gasparilla Invasion January 27, 2024
    • Memorial Day May 27, 2024
    • Labor Day September 2, 2024
    • Christmas Day December 25, 2024
  • Holiday Bonus Shift Pay for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve 
  • Custom Supplemental Insurance Coverages Through AFLAC
    • Life Insurance Policy (10-, 20-, & 30-year terms)
    • Short Term Disability Income Insurance
    • Accident Advantage On/Off Job Insurance
    • Cancer Protection Insurance
    • Critical Care Protection Insurance
    • Hospital Choice Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay for Loss of Immediate Family, Extended Family, and Pets
  • Family First Discounts
    • 20% off entire bill at Haven restaurant & bar for employee and up to 3 guests
    • 20% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at Bern’s Steak House for employee and up to 3 guests
    • 20% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at the Harry Waugh Dessert Room for employee and up to 3 guests
    • 10% off total purchase at Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits retail store
    • 20% off entire bill for all meal periods at Élevage SOHO Kitchen & Bar for employee
    • 20% off Spa Services at Spa Evangeline for employee
    • 20% off Epicurean Theatre classes per online purchase
    • Marriott Friends and Family Discount for hotel accommodations
  • Complimentary Family Meal and/or $3 Discounted Meal per shift
  • Free, Secure, Covered Parking


  • Custom Packaging Health Plan Options with Tenured Based Employer Contribution
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision
  • Internal Career Growth Opportunities


  • Tenured Anniversary Pay for maintaining full-time status (5 days up to 20 days paid annually)
  • 401K Employer Match of 25% Up to the First 6%
  • 100% Education Reimbursement Program for Approved Courses and Certifications with Supplemental Reimbursement for Travel and Materials

The Company values a diverse workforce with all the unique qualities that individuals of various backgrounds and experiences offer our organization. We are committed to providing opportunities and developing employees to their fullest potential without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, disability, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.


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