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Job Opening: Bartender

Updated: May 12

Looking to broaden your horizons? Want to work with a team that values your input and will support you? Local Ocean is hiring! Now’s the time to get your foot in the door at the Oregon Coast’s premiere seafood destination. Join a fast-paced and fun team environment, working side-by-side with professionals at every level. We are a multicultural workplace that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We operate with transparency to our employees and hold everyone accountable to our high standards. In short, we are a great place to work- for everybody. We are owned by our purpose and operated for the benefit of our employees. What does that mean for you? It means the potential to earn profit sharing within your first year. It means frequent opportunities for professional and personal growth, as well as ways to influence positive change in our processes and culture. We offer competitive wages and flexible food & beverage meal credit for all positions, as well as health & paid time off benefits for full-time employees.

Position: Bartender

Position Summary:

Bartenders at Local Ocean are adept in the knowledge, preparation, and serving of fine beverages. They have a deep interest in spirits, wine, beer, and Northwest seafood and love to share that interest with their guests. They are adept in many facets of the busy dining room – from prepping to entertaining and caring for the many regulars who dine in the Local O Lounge; to being a pro at fulfilling craft cocktail orders in an upscale and fast-paced environment.

If you’re someone who...

- Likes to keep busy

- Has an eye for clean aesthetic

- Is passionate about local food and beverages

- And loves to share their passion with others

...then this might be the job for you!

Job Essential Functions

  • Prepare syrups, tinctures, fresh-squeezed juices, and various dehydrated and fresh garnishes daily for the bar.

  • Make beverage orders.

  • Communicate orders with service staff.

  • Protect establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety, and alcohol beverage control polices.

  • Help guests select food and beverages by presenting menus, suggesting courses, explaining daily specials, identifying appropriate wine and beverage pairings, as well as answering food preparation questions.


  • 2 years bartending experience (preferably in a fine-dining or craft cocktail environment).

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Positive interpersonal skills.

  • Basic cash handling skills and ability to use a touch sensitive POS system and iPad.

  • Properly open and pour wine at the table side.

  • Able to take direction and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.

  • Reliable, dependable, and predictable attendance.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with teammates and customers.

  • Ability to quickly learn new processes and techniques, work efficiently and safely.

  • Ability to follow instructions, work independently and take initiative as needed.

  • Able to carry up to 50 lbs

  • Current Food Handler’s card and OLCC permit

Employment Status, Benefits and Wages

  • We are looking for both part-time and full-time, seasonal and all year-round positions.

  • Pay range: starting $22/hr plus tip share

  • Flexible meal credits

  • Discounts on food, fish market and retail merchandise

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Health Insurance and paid time off is available to Full-Time Employees

Apply today through our website!