Bar Manager Reviews

Highly Satisfied
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
Based on 352 responses, the job of Bar Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.65 out of 5. On average, Bar Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you

Q: What is it like working as a Bar Manager?

December 2018
Bar Manager in Summit:
Pros: Clientele and price point are above average
Cons: nothing really
July 2020
"Great opportunities and amazing venues."
Bar Manager in Sydney:
Pros: Flexibility and freedom
Cons: Management varies according to owners company
January 2014
"A Lot Of Responsibility."
Bar Manager:
Pros: Love to work with people and make my staff like they can count on me to make sure everything is done right.
Cons: Not being appreciated by the owner.
April 2014
Bar Manager:
Pros: Authority, autonomy, face to face interaction.
Cons: Erratic hours, stress, constant phone calls.
July 2014
"Love it."
Bar Manager:
Pros: Getting to see new a regular people everyday.
Cons: Dealing with people not coming to work, scheduling, off the floor(no tips) work, disgruntled customers, flexibility.
November 2014
"The work is hard, but the hours are long."
Bar Manager:
Pros: Ability to be creative. Events/trade shows.
Cons: Unpaid overtime, un sociable hours.
May 2015
"Great job, just not for life."
Bar Manager:
Pros: Great social interaction, entertaining, high level of comradarie among staff, not just in your own place of employment, but other nearby bars. Enjoyable work, with a great wage for very young people, fantastic for paying through college.
Cons: Late hours. No overtime, unsociable hours compensation, nor extra bank holiday pay, as it's completely expected that you'd be needed and working at those times. Not sustainable as a career, unless you manage to pull 60 hours a week.