A bartender (also known as a barkeep, barman, barmaid, or a mixologist) is a person who serves usually alcoholic beverages behind the bar in a licensed establishment or private setting.
Bartending profession was generally a second occupation, or transitional work for students to gain customer experience or to save money for university fees. This however is changing around the world and bartending has become a profession by choice rather than necessity.
In America, where tipping is a local custom, bartenders depend on tips for most of their income. Bartenders are also usually responsible for confirming that customers meet the legal drinking age before serving them alcohol. In certain countries, such as Australia and Sweden, bartenders are legally required to refuse more alcohol to drunk customers.
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