Bartender Bar Cleaning Checklist

Use this Bartender Bar Cleaning Checklist to maintain your bar's pristine condition through stock, prep, and cleaning checks, scheduled daily, weekly, and monthly. ​

Bartender Bar Cleaning Checklist



General

1. Has your register been counted down and balanced?


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Clean

1. Are the bar top and stools sanitized and left to air dry?


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2. Have dirty napkins been discarded, and have soiled towels been placed in the linen bucket for laundering?


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3. Have liquor bottles and beer handles been wiped with a clean, warm towel?


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4. Have beer taps been cleaned with a keg-line brush?


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5. Have the ends of each tap been capped with rubber faucet taps to keep flies out?


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6. Have speed rails been cleaned?


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7. Have soda guns been sanitized?


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8. Have ice bins been emptied and sanitized?


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9. Have service bars been broken down, and has everything been run through the dishwasher (garnish containers, shakers, bar mats, etc.)?


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10. Have drains been rinsed, and have drain covers been washed?


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11. Has the area behind the bar been swept and mopped?


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12. Have trash bins been emptied, and have bags been taken out to the dumpster?


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Stock And Prep

1. Have newly opened wine bottles been dated?


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2. Have remaining fruits, garnishes, and juices been placed into clean to-go containers and dated?


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3. Have bins been relined with fresh trash bags?


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Clean

1. Have reach-in coolers been emptied and cleaned?


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2. Has the area behind movable service and storage equipment been cleaned?


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3. Have drawers and cabinets been sorted through and organized?


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4. Has the shelving for glassware and liquor bottles been cleaned?


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5. Have keg lines been sanitized?


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6. Have preventative measures been taken for bugs and pests?


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7. Have floor mats been run through the dishwasher or power washed outside?


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8. Have display bottles or decorations been dusted and cleaned?


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General

1. Are bar mats, speed trays, picks, stirrers, and other bar tools set up?


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2. Is the cash in your register counted, and is it stocked with extra change?


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Clean

1. Is any remaining ice from the night before melted with hot water?


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2. Are sinks, bins, and wells wiped out?


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3. Are beer taps inspected for build-up and cleaned with warm water?


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4. Are beer lines cleared by pouring a few ounces of beer from the taps?


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5. Are clean glasses examined for lipstick marks or cloudiness?


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Stock

1. Are ice bins restocked with fresh ice for the day?


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2. Have keg levels been checked, and is the rest of the staff informed if a backup keg is needed?


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3. Are fridges behind the bar filled with bottled and canned beer?


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4. Have notes been made of low levels of liquor, wine, beer, and mixers?


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5. Have fresh-squeezed juices been checked for dates and discarded if older than two days?


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6. Have open wine bottles been checked for dates and discarded after five to seven days?


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7. Is there a stock of clean towels, beer openers, wine keys, and pens?


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Prep

1. Have lemons, limes, and other fresh fruit needed for garnishes and drinks been cut?


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2. Have any other required garnishes like herbs, cherries, and olives been stocked?


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3. Is silverware polished and rolled into napkins if your bar serves food?


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4. Are caddies filled with napkins, straws, and condiments (if needed)?


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Clean

1. Is the bar wiped down after each patron?


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2. Are chairs straightened whenever possible?


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3. Are glassware, shakers, and other tools cleaned?


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4. Is the trash taken out as needed?


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Restock

1. Are reach-in coolers refilled with bottled or canned beer?


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