Barback Job at Crew NY, New York, NY

  • Crew NY
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Drift In is seeking a Barback with elevated, high-volume restaurant experience. Barbacks are an integral part of our collaborative front-of-house team, helping to create exceptional guest experiences.


Drift In
Drift In is a vibrant outdoor restaurant in the West Village overlooking the Hudson River. With two distinct waterfront seating areas, Drift In features easy-going beach fare, craft cocktails, summery wines, crisp beers, and epic sunsets.


Crew is an innovative hospitality group that creates and operates experience focused restaurants and nautical ventures in New York and beyond.
With a focus on stunning locations, committed employees, engaged leadership, and appealing food and beverage offerings, Crew has created an outstanding work environment with leading industry pay and great opportunities for advancement.
Crew is built on a simple premise: creating experiences that we love and sharing them with the world. Whether it's sipping cocktails on a historic schooner overlooking New York Harbor or enjoying sustainable oysters in a cozy New Orleans hideaway, we focus on making the places we wish existed.
Crew's award-winning restaurants include Grand Banks (Tribeca), Holywater (Tribeca), Pilot (Brooklyn Heights), High Tide (Dumbo), Drift In (West Village), Island Oyster, (Governors Island), and Seaworthy (New Orleans). And there are more on the way.
Crew's flagship restaurant, Grand Banks, was named "The Absolute Best Waterfront Restaurant in New York" by New York Magazine, one of the "Best Waterfront Restaurants in the World" by CNN Travel, "Best Outdoor Dining in New York City" by The Village Voice, "Best Oyster Bar in New York City" by The New York Observer, and one of the "Three Best Bars in New York" by Conde Nast Traveler.
Seaworthy topped Eater's monthly Heatmap of New Orleans Restaurants for six months post opening, and was named "Seafood Restaurant of the Year" by New Orleans Magazine, and one of New Orleans "Five Best New Restaurants" by the Times Picayune.
Vogue has named Grand Banks, Island Oyster, and Pilot the top three places to drink outside in New York City; AM New York named Pilot the Best Boat Bar in New York City; and Island Oyster was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for Restaurant Design.
Holywater, Crew's most recent venture, spent it's first six months on Eaters list of NYC's Hottest New Cocktail bars and it's launch was celebrated by The New York Times, Town & Country, Elle Decor, and more.


Job Overview

Position Summary
Barbacks are the central support system for the bar. As such, you must possess a passion for service, knowledge of the beverage world, and strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills. Barbacks should continually challenge themselves to work quickly and efficiently.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Act as the right hand person to the bartender, continuously assisting in execution of service and beverage menus
  • Communicate with venue management daily
  • Comply with Crew and Department of Health established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards; observe proper food preparation and handling techniques and safety protocols
  • Comply with Crew safety plan and standards as set forth in training materials
  • Execution of venue recipes and food production quality control
  • Exercise sound judgement taking into account safety, customer needs, and environmental factors
  • Greet and thank each guest with energy, enthusiasm, and humility
  • Interact with guests with positivity and composure in all circumstances
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times to ensure DOH standards are met
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of every item on the menu and answer guest questions with clarity and confidence, providing recommendations upon request
  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitation tasks as directed
  • Prepare in-house syrups and garnishes
  • Report to work in a neat and clean uniform; maintain well-groomed hair and personal hygiene as established by company policy
  • Set up and breakdown station to specification; perform cleaning tasks at the conclusion of each service and prepare for the following service
  • Store food properly and safely according to Crew training and DOH standards; complete necessary temperature checks according to Crew training
  • Store food properly and safely according to Crew training; stock all beverage items properly according to the menu and par levels
  • Uphold established culture and values of Crew
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to perform essential job functions when working in a high business volume, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to walk, stand, and/or bend continuously and for extended periods of time as required to perform essential job functions
  • Able to lift 30+ lbs.
  • Able to work nights, weekends and holidays, and variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • General knowledge of industry safety standards and procedures
  • Industry standard knowledge of classic drink recipes, beer, wine, and spirits
  • Polished personal presentation; grooming meets Company standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • Willingness to work in outdoor climate conditions
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the functions of this job, an employee must walk, stand, or remain stationary during entire the shift. Employee must be able to continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe with the potential for slipping or tripping. Employee must frequently wash their hands and lift or move up to 35 pounds.

  • Paid Safe and Sick Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Discount

Job Tags

Holiday work, Outdoor, Gangs, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work,

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