person who serves usually alcoholic beverages behind the bar in a licensed establishment

A bartender (also known as a barkeep, barman, barmaid, barwoman, bar chef, tapster, mixologist, alcohol server, cocktologist, flairman or an alcohol chef) is a person who creates and serves alcoholic or soft drink beverages behind the bar, in a licensed establishment. Bartenders also usually have the supplies and inventory for the bar. A bartender can generally mix classic cocktails.

Ada Coleman bartending at the Savoy Hotel in London, circa 1920

Bartenders are also usually responsible for confirming that customers meet the legal drinking age requirements before serving them alcoholic beverages. In certain countries, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Sweden, bartenders are legally required to refuse more alcohol to drunk customers.[1]

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  1. "OLGR > Information and training for students and staff >". Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2015-12-12.