If you’re getting your bartender’s license in Washington or other states, you need to be prepared for the holidays. New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest for bars: 47% of men binge drink during this holiday, along with 40% of women. Even worse, 27.3% of these men and 16.7% of these women get blackout drunk during the celebration.
That means big tips, but it also means you have a responsibility to your customers. There are many standard safety tips you’ll learn as part of your server education – not overserving people, making sure people aren’t drinking and driving, and so on – but below we’ll list a few of the things you need to keep in mind specifically for New Year’s Eve.