Maui Brewing Company - Kailua

Job 174259 - Bartender
Kailua, HI

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Location: Kailua, HI
Employment Type: Part-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Come join our ‘ohana! Maui Brewing Company (MBC) is looking for the right restaurant professional with experience working in high volume restaurants to join our Kailua restaurant as a Bartender.

MBC Restaurants are a direct extension of the values and practices we employ in brewing our handcrafted ales and lagers. We are passionate about the craft beer way of life, using local ingredients and sustainability. We're building a solid team that will share these passions and execute them operationally.

Please note that all interested parties must apply through this job posting. Do not contact MBC management directly. Applicants who apply without going through this post will not be considered.



Provide the highest level of quality and service to our guests by being responsible for all preparation, interaction and steps of service needed to exceed guest expectations in the restaurant and bar.

MBC Restaurant employees are required to apply our values in every aspect of their position: Caring for yourself, your team, our guests, and our restaurant.



Provide the highest level of service when preparing beverages for guests.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•      Assist in preparing bar for service by setting up bar and bar area, including preparing items such as linens, silverware, and glassware, stocking liquors, preparing garnishes, and preparing drink mixers.

•      Greet all guests and co-workers in a warm, personal, friendly manner.

•      Knowledgeable in the beer making process and able to identify all styles, characteristics and elements of a beer.

•      Describe and pair beer, wine, and cocktails with food menu items.

•      Review drink menus and specials with guests seated at the bar and make recommendations.

•      Offer food menus to guests seated at the bar and answer questions about menu items, offering descriptions and making recommendations. Inform guests of daily specials including pricing if not listed on the menu. Explain how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods.

•      Follow company protocol and inform manager on duty for all noted guest allergies.

•      Take guests' food and beverage orders and enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.

•      Check guests' identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

•      Prepare, garnish, and serve drinks for guests seated at bar in an efficient manner.

•      Prepare and garnish drinks for guests seated at restaurant tables in an efficient manner.

•      Check with guests to ensure that they are enjoying their food and drink items, and take action to correct any problems.

•      Remove dishes and glasses from bar and take them to kitchen for cleaning.

•      Prepare and present guests' checks according to policy, ensuring any special requests are followed (such as split checks), and collect corresponding payments.

•      Polish and restock all glassware as needed.

•      Restock all bar items including wine, beer, condiments, etc.

•      Clean entire bar area including bar top, glass washer, etc.

•      Stock ice.

•      Take garbage and recycling to appropriate destination.

•      Monitor guests’ physical condition when entering the restaurant and bar; monitor alcohol consumption while on the premises to ensure all MBC and county serving policies are followed. Take appropriate steps according to MBC policy to reduce the occurrence of alcohol-related issues.

•      Must be dependable, report to work as scheduled and on time, and follow all policies regarding scheduling and attendance.

•      Work in a safe manner and report any safety concerns; personal, employee or guest injury.

•      Follow food safety program guidelines of handwashing, bare hands, hygiene and health.

•      This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.






Fast paced, high-energy, moderately noisy environment containing multiple personality types. Can become crowded and high-pressure.






•       Generally - Ability to perform the Bartender job duties listed above in a professional and competent manner.

•       Guest Oriented - Ability to take care of the guests’ needs while following MBC procedures.

•       Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

•       Safety - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety as well as safely operate and handle all required equipment, appliances, and tools. Must follow all safety policies and procedures.

•       Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

•       Communication - Ability to communicate by speaking, effectively and clearly with guests, coworkers, and management.

•       Decision Making and Judgment - Ability to make sound decisions with available information while following MBC policy.

•       Conflict Management - Ability to deal with others in a negative situation and work towards a positive outcome.

•       Response to direction - Receive and follow directions from supervisors; follow direction of computer generated tickets.

•       Teamwork Abilities - Ability to work together with a team in a positive manner to achieve a common goal.

•       Friendly and Energetic- Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others and bring energy to the performance of the task.

•       Neat and well-groomed.

•       A one-time TB clearance must be obtained prior to starting work.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of related experience.  

Computer Skills: Experience with Point of Sale System.

Other: Job offer contingent upon successful completion of background screening.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must pass test with Liquor Department and obtain liquor card.

Must take and pass all training tests 90%.

Read and comprehend MBC department Playbooks.



(Occasionally - up to 33% of the time; Frequently - from 34% - 66% of the time; Constantly- more than 66% of the time)


Squat or Kneel: Frequently

Walk: Constantly

Bend: Constantly

Use hands / fingers: Constantly

Lift/carry 11-20lbs: Constantly

Reach Outward: Constantly

Lift carry 21-40lbs: Frequently

Reach above shoulder: Frequently

Push/pull 10-25lbs: Frequently

Climb: Occasionally

Push/pull 26-40lbs: Frequently


Sense of Sound (Hear verbal requests by guests, coworkers, and managers) 

Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)

Sense of Smell, Sense of Touch 

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Non-Slip shoes, back belt if lifting over 20lbs, safety glove when using knife)


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