tend bar


: to work as a bartender : to prepare and serve drinks at a bar
He tends bar at the restaurant.

Examples of tend bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cast members will also tend bar at Moerlein Lager House before the movie. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 10 Aug. 2023 Paul’s sisters, Kathy and Jill, are bartenders, Paul’s nephew, Dusty, is part owner, two nieces also tend bar, Chris Siebert, an in-law, plays the Hammond organ on live music nights, and Jill sings. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 2021 MacElhone was a Scot who learned to tend bar in Paris, London, and New York. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2023 Per the outlet, the student used to tend bar there and left to drive back to Auburn that night. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2023 That followed him through college at Southern Illinois University, first leading to club takeovers on Mondays and Tuesdays, then migrating to bigger nights, having his friends tend bar, and eventually booking bands. Andy Vasoyan, SPIN, 16 Feb. 2023 Paddy’s Pub is actually packed for once, thanks to all of the lonely hearts, so Dennis (Glenn Howerton) implores the gang to actually tend bar and make an effort for their customers (a first in the show’s decade-plus on air). Lillian Brown, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Feb. 2023 When she was laid off last year, the 25-year-old came back to Decatur to waitress, tend bar and plot a new path. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 21 Apr. 2022 Shelton’s partner in life and in business, Shirley Bradley, is a social worker who likes to make fancy martinis and tend bar. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 1 Apr. 2022

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“Tend bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tend%20bar. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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