The Bear, 295 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY
FOH Support
Full Time


– The Bear restaurant is situated in a beautiful location beside the Sawkill Creek, on the edge of Historic Woodstock.

– Focused upon modern American cuisine, we aim to source sustainably and locally from the Hudson Valley, creating a contemporary menu showcasing the finest ingredients available, including ultra-local produce and organic meats.

– We offer an extensive selection of high quality, interesting wines chosen by wine expert Richard Truocchio.

– Our service is characterized by warmth and approachability, with an unwavering commitment to excellence and a focus on creating unique experiences for guests.

– Part of the historic Bearsville Center, The Bear has an important history, having been the restaurant of choice for Bearsville Studios, one of the top 4 recording studios in the world.   During those times, many international stars such as David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, and The Band would eat here regularly.

Who you are

An integral member of the restaurant’s Service team, the Bartender is a wealth of knowledge of all cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, and beverage selections and constantly delivers excellence and hospitality. The Bartender is responsible for production of all beverage orders coming from the dining room guests and must have a high level of food and menu knowledge to be able to support the team on the floor, answer questions from guests regarding beverage selections, and be a leader on the Service team.

What you’ll do

– Create a welcoming and hospitable environment for all guests at the bar.
– Demonstrate sound knowledge of specialty and classic cocktails (ingredients, specs, build), wine, beer, and beverage offerings.
– Maintain fluency in all menu items and ingredients with the ability to suggest beverage pairings.
– Follow proper steps of service with grace, while maintaining a sense of urgency throughout service.
– Maintain cleanliness and organization of the bar area, including the seating area.
– Communicate effectively with staff members, management, and the kitchen during service.

What we need from you

– 2+ years’ experience as a Bartender or beverage service role, experience in a fast-paced restaurant bar or bar environment is a plus
– Passion for wine, spirits, beer, and N/A beverages
– English fluency and additional languages preferred, but not required
– Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time
– Ability to balance & carry multiple plates, glass racks and or/glasses, and lift objects up to 30 lbs.

Please note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. This position may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the restaurant.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please e-mail for assistance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion and belonging at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will make reasonable accommodations under applicable law for qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the Company.