travel advice & savings
 
SAVE on RAIL PASSES LOWEST PRICES / FREE SHIPPING on orders over $449!
Now use the Trip Planner to:
  • Find and Buy Rail Passes
  • Find and Book Hostels
Already know which Rail Pass you need?
Click here and buy now!
Special Eurotrip Member Savings!
8 replies
Bar work in europe?
Anonymous
Anonymous's profile picture
Member: 0
Joined:

Im going to europe in May and im interested if anyone knows the sort of wage or tips i can expect from doing bar or food service work?
Any experienced brains out there, id really appreciate the info!

Nat!

I am leaving from Israel with $2000 for 30 days
Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Athens
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Nightlife, Sights
I am leaving from Faroe Islands with $15156.25148 for 114 days
Copenhagen, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Venice, Florence, Nice, Barcelona, Seville, Gibraltar, Paris, London, New York, Las Vegas, California, New York, Honolulu, Copenhagen
I am leaving from Washington DC with $4000 for 16 days
Liverpool, Paris, Barcelona, Ibiza Town, Nice, Vatican, Prague
I am leaving from Reading, England with $1200 for 18 days
Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Madrid
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
I am leaving from skopje, macedonia with $800 for 38 days
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Sights
I am leaving from london with $15000 for 47 days
Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Zürich, Cologne, Florence, Rome, Naples
I am leaving from New York with $4000 for 30 days
Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Zürich, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome
Requesting help with Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Sights
I am leaving from Tel Aviv with $2000 for 20 days
Istanbul, Budapest, Vienna, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Nightlife
I am leaving from egypt with $1500 for 17 days
Manchester, Amsterdam, Boom
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Nightlife, Sights
I am leaving from Edinburgh with $1000 for 21 days
Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Málaga, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
I am leaving from Kitzbuhel, Austria with $2000 for 10 days
Interlaken, Geneva, Brussels, Amsterdam
I am leaving from Boston, MA with $5000 for 45 days
Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Zürich, Berlin, Brussels, London, Dublin
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife

Paris, Lyon, Sanremo
I am leaving from Boston, MA with $3000 for 32 days
Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife
I am leaving from Boston, MA with $2000 for 22 days
Paris, Lyon, Zürich, Berlin, Brussels
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife
I am leaving from London, UK with $1000 for 21 days
Paris, Berne, Milan, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich, Augsburg, Prague, Wrocław, Poznań, Berlin, Hanover, Amsterdam, Brussels, Calais
Requesting help with Hostels, Nightlife, Sights
I am leaving from Barcelona and traveling for 15 days
Barcelona, Ibiza, Alicante, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga
I am leaving from Paris with $4000 for 42 days
London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Rome, Geneva
I am leaving from toronto with $2000 for 14 days
Rome, Zürich, Paris, London
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
I am leaving from Bangkok with $3000 for 33 days
Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Athens, Venice, Florence, Rome, Interlaken, Zürich, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam
I am leaving from ellmau with $1000 for 15 days
Marseilles, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santander, Corunna, Porto, Lisbon, Madrid, Bordeaux, Geneva
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Nightlife, Sights
I am leaving from mia with $5000 for 34 days
Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Rome
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
I am leaving from Sydney, Australia with $6000 for 68 days
Lisbon, Gibraltar, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Toulon, Paris, Le Havre, Calais, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Berchtesgaden, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Piombino, Rome, Naples, Messina, Marsala, Tunis
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
I am leaving from Washington, DC with $3000 for 20 days
London, Amsterdam, Munich, Salzburg, Lucerne, Nice, Paris
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
wilsy
wilsy's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 13365
Joined: 04/28/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 10 weeks ago.

Hi Nat,

I have lived and travelled Europe now for the past three years as i have 9 years bars experience. In spain you can expact to get around 750 to 1000 Euro a month but i would say more the bottom end depending on were you wanna work and for how long the tips aspect are very good in Spain, the spanish tend to tip alot if the price is right for them to tip. If you wanted to work in tourist places then of course try to get into one of the big hotels and you can make anywere from 1500 to 2000euros a month. I am Irish and live in spain but at present i am back in Ireland because in Salamance were i live it is very hard to get anywork but hoping that soon it will all change. Anway best of luck and let me know if you get anything in the future.

Best Regards

Wilson.

chubbster1
chubbster1's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 13401
Joined: 04/29/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 10 weeks ago.

My friend worked in Fuerteventura last year in quite a funky bar, apparently the money was only just enough to live off but she said the whole experience was priceless – pure good fun. I’m thinking of going out there this summer and have been checking out which resort to stay in http://www.thomascoo… and
http://www.sunnyfuer… but if anyone has recommendations I’d love to hear them.

Daisy
Daisy's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 13408
Joined: 04/29/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 10 weeks ago.

I am also going travelling around Europe this Summer for the first time and I dont know where to start looking for work! Preferably bar/restaurant work, but any will do! Do most places look for English speakers? Im not sure wether im travelling alone yet or with a friend so any websites or advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks a bunch, Daisy.Smile

theSULTAN
theSULTAN's profile picture
Member
MemberMember
Eurotrip Points: 76
Member: 13410
Joined: 04/29/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 46 weeks ago.

i make work 4 u in Moscow

send me fotograf and creedinsials

Work hungry duck bar, big tips, no tops, booze lots.

You can chance!

I am traveling for 4 days

make sport train, likes boxing, grapple, sambo and ofcourse systema and books and movie from ussr, seeing hip hop man’s lose fight….true pleasure yes

sarahfin27
sarahfin27's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 13945
Joined: 05/14/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 8 weeks ago.

Hi I’m a journalist writing an article on working abroad – just wondered if anyone had any bad experiences with companies/bars/jobs abroad etc??? I would appreciate any feedback, you would not have to be named. Pls contact me on sarah_anne_finley@yahoo.com

Thanks

Sarah

Anders
Anders's profile picture
Member
MemberMember
Eurotrip Points: 106
Member: 18815
Joined: 10/22/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 27 weeks ago.

i had a bad experience with bars in my country!

I have budgeted $1000 for 3 days
Riga, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

vito101
vito101's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 16
Member: 17257
Joined: 08/24/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 27 weeks ago.

Hi,
Me and two close friends have made an agreement to travel Europe for the better part of 6 months after we finish high school. We will all be at least 18 and thus viable to work legally. We’ve all got EU citizenship, but are very inexperienced in travelling abroad. We’re looking to earn most of our money during our stay; so I would appreciate some information on how easy it’s to get a bar job, without any previous experience in the industry. We’ll be travelling from place to place, so we’re looking to work a day or two at the same establishment. If we could get work regularly, it would go a long way to keep us from spending nights on park benches.
Any information would be greatly appreciated Smile

mb
mb's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 1443
Member: 485
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 3 weeks 2 days ago.

sarahfin27 wrote:
Hi I’m a journalist writing an article on working abroad – just wondered if anyone had any bad experiences with companies/bars/jobs abroad etc??? I would appreciate any feedback, you would not have to be named. Pls contact me on sarah_anne_finley@yahoo.com

Thanks

Sarah

I have a problem with the bad beer in America.

Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, and end up getting charged double.