Lead Bartender


Hood Famous Cafe + Bar (Chinatown-International District) is looking for a friendly, passionate, and engaging Lead Bartender to join our team and oversee our new bar program. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of spirits and cocktails, previous bar and food service experience, polished serving skills, and is highly organized and communicative.

Our bar program features seasonal craft cocktails highlighting Filipino and Asia-Pacific ingredients with a digestif-forward, dessert-pairing focus using house-made syrups, shrubs, liqueurs and bitters. We also have limited beer and wine offerings, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, alongside a small plate bar food menu.

In addition to serving drinks and interacting with customers, other responsibilities include assisting beverage director with cocktail menu development and admin, supervising and training new bartenders, spirits ordering, and inventory management. Familiarity with Filipino cuisine and the Chinatown-International District neighborhood is a plus.

To be considered for this position you must

  • Be extremely punctual

  • Listen and communicate effectively in a team environment

  • Have excellent organizational and decent math skills


  • Must be 21+ years or older

  • Must hold current MAST & Food Handler’s permits

  • Class 12 mixologist permit preferred

  • 2 years bartending experience preferred

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work weekends

  • Ability to stand on your feet for 5+ hours (with breaks)


  • Hospitality

    • Deliver exceptional service

    • Possess strong communication skills to be able to:  

      • Make appropriate menu suggestions

      • Take orders, operate POS and cash handling procedures accurately

      • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant products and services

  • Drinks and Food Prep

    • Prepare drinks in accordance with customers needs

    • Stock and take inventory of ingredients

    • Assist with creating in-house ingredients (syrups, shrubs, liqueurs, etc)

  • Bar Maintenance

    • Wash glasses and other dishes throughout shift

    • Maintain a clean and safe environment: wipe down surfaces, sweep, etc

    • Follow health, safety, and sanitation guidelines

    • Follow opening and closing procedures

    • Other duties as assigned

  • Brand Ambassadorship

    • Share Hood Famous Bakeshop’s history and recent/upcoming news

    • Educate customers on ingredients and flavor profiles


  • Hourly; base pay $14 per hour (DOE based on experience). Average pay $16-$22 per hour with tips.

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for full-time employees

  • Monthly in-store food and beverage credit and discounts on merchandise


We pride ourselves on being a fun and easy-going workplace, but at times this job, like any in a growing small business, can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful. We are looking for someone who can adapt well to different situations. Good time management skills and positive attitudes, while working independently and alongside a team, are a must.




Hood Famous Cafe + Bar
504 5th Avenue S, Suite 107A
Seattle, WA 98104


Learn More

Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small Seattle bakery with a big heart and a big appetite! We specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors and are best known for our cheesecakes including our flagship ube cheesecake. We sell our desserts in our bakeshop, wholesale in grocery stores, and cater events.

Follow us at @hoodfamousbakeshop


Hood Famous Bakeshop is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.