The Edgewater
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • $9/hr - Earn $25+ per hour with Tips!
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Full-Time Staff are Full-Benefit Eligible! Great onsite and local perks for ALL staff, including free shift meals.

Who We Are

We welcome you for a memorable drinking & dining experience at Augie's Tavern, located in the beautiful Edgewater Hotel. Our menu is fresh, exciting and unlike any other in Madison offering an approachable, authentic spot for everyday or special occasions. Whether you're in the mood for a classic old fashioned, a fresh cocktail menu created in-house featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients or simply a Madison area tap beer, we've got a little something for everyone!

Augie's Tavern is Madison's Place for patrons to find the perfect balance between upscale casual and fine dining. Our waterfront property offers breathtaking shoreline views of beautiful Lake Mendota as well as our luxurious historic property. Customers of both The Statehouse and Augie's Tavern can relax while being attended to by bar and restaurant staff with incredible professionalism. Whether a local Madisonian out for drinks to celebrate a special occasion or a resort guest looking for a quick bite, we offer something for everyone. We invite our guests to come for an hour or stay for an evening-long celebration. If they're looking for a great environment, incredible food and drinks and a welcoming staff, this is the place!

What We Accomplish Together

The Edgewater offers the highest quality of customer service delivered to our guests both in and out of our restaurants. Our bartenders take pride in delivering exceptional service to their customers directly, as well as preparing drinks for our Statehouse dining room staff.

What We Have

  • A steady flow of customers and available work schedules, empowering our Full-Time Bartenders to take home $45-$55k a year.
  • Flexible scheduling including days, nights and weekends.
  • A team focus on support and success.
  • A comprehensive benefit package for full-time staff including Medical, Dental and Vision coverage as well as Paid Time Off, 401K contribution matching and voluntary life insurance.
  • Beautifully appointed facilities and top of the industry products and supplies to ensure our staff have everything they need to deliver exceptional experiences for our customers.
  • Discounts to our 3 onsite restaurants.
  • Discounts to our onsite Spa's services and retail as well as discounted stays at affiliated hotels.
  • Discounted onsite parking for full-time team members, discounted off-site parking for part-time team members, or a supplied Madison Metro bus pass.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

What You Have

  • Previous experience bartending in casual or fine-dining settings.
  • Professional knowledge of basic cocktail menus and recipes, wine knowledge and the ability to learn new drink preparation techniques while ensuring portion control.
  • The focus to ensure correct order taking and prompt service to multiple customers at a time while allowing guests the freedom to tailor their orders to their needs.
  • Time management skills to allow you to take great care of your direct customers while also supplying beverages for our Statehouse Restaurant Servers.
  • A caring, positive attitude with a genuine interest in ensuring our customers have memorable experiences.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the desire to work in a team environment.
  • A self-driven, entrepreneurial attitude towards achieving your goals.
  • The ability to physically perform the duties required of our Bartenders including carrying food trays, delivering drinks, carrying drinking glasses, plate ware and flatware through kitchen areas, occasionally moving tables and chairs.

Working Conditions

This position operates in a full-service, professional restaurant environment. Bartenders are required to use standard restaurant equipment such as point-of-sale computers, cash registers, commercial glassware and plate ware cleaning systems, etc. are required to work in our kitchen areas as well when receiving food orders and returning dishware. This position requires evening/weekend work.

Physical Abilities

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This position is very active and is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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