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Bar Manager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Lower Manhattan

May 29, 2019 - Manhattan

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is on the hunt for a Bar Manager to lead our Bartenders!! The position will lead beverage excellence and will ensure that our drink offerings stay local, fresh, and craveable, with a strong focus on craft beer. The Bar Manager oversees all aspects of beverage service on a venue level. Managing the floor, scheduling, inventory, facility maintenance, continuing staff education and training, and creating and maintaining a culture of passionate beer lovers. Practices responsible alcohol service in accordance with state and local laws and Alamo Drafthouse, LLC alcohol policy. The Bar Manager will provide the vision, direction, and will be the face of everything in the bar arena.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a place for movies, special presentations & programs, creative and delicious food made from our scratch kitchen with amazing beer, cocktails, shakes, and beverages of all sorts, all under one roof!


  • Ensures that ALL GUESTS have an AWESOME EXPERIENCE, and are EXCITED to come back.
  • Develop, maintain and promote a local craft beer menu.
  • Ensure strong relationships with local and regional craft brewers.
  • Acts as the primary visionary in conjunction with Operations and Programing team to ensure the ongoing development of locally programmed related beverage related offerings
  • Works with management/hourly staff to ensure P&L execution
  • Provides feedback to purchasing in order to manage major vendor relationships, pricing and contracts
  • Compiles and maintains complete library of all special programming recipes, ingredients, specifications, procedure manuals and food handling/food safety procedures
  • Schedules bar activities/and events and is responsible for proper accounting associated with these activities


  • A minimum of 5 years of hospitality service management in the bar industry
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated strong history and work experience centered around craft beer.
  • Strong knowledge of wine, sprits and cocktails
  • Able to deliver plates, food & clear tables which may require lifting as much as 30lbs.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is typically performed in the restaurant or venue environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work involves a majority of sitting, bending, stooping, twisting, climbing and some lifting up to 50 lbs.

HAZARDS: Only those present in a normal restaurant setting; no known significant hazards. Work performed in the restaurant has minimal exposure to cleaning chemicals, cooking equipment along with minimal machinery with moving parts.


Alamo Drafthouse is passionate and dedicated to ensuring our company’s mission and core values, every day, 365 days a year. Part of that is by training to and enforcing Alamo Drafthouse’s Code of Conduct with all staff and vendors.



Ensure every guest has an Awesome Experience and is excited to come back.



Do the Right Thing

We strive to be a force for good and stand up for our beliefs in our company, in our industry, and in the world.

Foster Community

We apply our values inside and outside our four walls, creating neighborhood theaters that are deeply tied to the local community.

Give a Sh!t

We take pride in our work because we know it makes all the difference to our guests and teammates.

Boldly Go

Like the crew of a certain Starship, we seek out new experiences and pursue innovation in all of our work.

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