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Why You’ll Love This Job

We are looking for a service-oriented bartender with mixology skills to join our team at the Holiday Inn West Cedar Bluff in Knoxville, TN. Ideal candidates will have experience behind the bar, strong attention to detail, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for guest satisfaction. The Bartender/Mixologist will be responsible for the sanitation and cleanliness of the bar and beverage preparation areas. As well as providing excellent service to all guests while mixing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks as well as fine wine, cocktails, beer, and appetizers to our guests.
You should possess excellent communication skills and find enjoyment in creating and serving innovative cocktails, pairing food, and drinks, and putting a smile on a guest’s face by providing memorable experiences.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working knowledge of how and what bar tools to use and when including proper pours and glassware choices.
  • Knowledge of recipes, ingredients, and ability to consistently and efficiently make classic cocktails
  • Comfortability with material to be able to upsell and promote substitutes based on our selection of offerings
  • Elevated service experience while executing the technical skills of bartending
  • Ability to craft delicious beverages with consistent standards, focusing on quality and efficiency of service
  • Knowledge of both classic and modern classic cocktails, as well as extensive knowledge of beer, wine, and spirits
  • Ability to learn or create recipes for cocktails with attention to flavor profiles and guest preferences
  • Interact with all guests, actively working to build regular clientele and repeat guests by building a knowledge database of preferences and recommendations
  • Follow open, running, and closing cleaning and checkout procedures and handle basic cleaning duties
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment
  • Have accurate cash handling and payment processing
  • Each associate will be required to follow the rules as found in the M&R Employee Handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management, of which employee is capable of performing.


  • Minimum of 2 years in a bartending role, crafting specialty cocktails in a high-volume, elevated food and beverage organization
  • Must be 21 to serve, and hold a up to date ABC license.
  • Extensive knowledge of beer (including Lagers, Stouts, Ports, IPAs, draft, etc.), wine (including different varietals, regions, and food pairing), coffee, tea, and spirits
  • Knowledge of classic cocktail recipes
  • Proficiency in math and cash-handling skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Our company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 126843