Daily Bar Cleaning Checklist


This Daily Bar Cleaning Checklist is a vital tool for ensuring a clean, hygienic, and organized bar environment.

This checklist helps bar staff complete essential cleaning tasks on a daily basis, maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and ensuring a positive customer experience.

Customize this template to align with your bar’s specific needs and hygiene standards.

Daily Bar Cleaning Checklist:


[  ] Organize Bar Supplies: Arrange bottles, glasses, garnishes, and utensils in their designated places.

[  ] Stock Ingredients: Ensure an adequate supply of beverages, mixers, and other ingredients.

[  ] Wipe Down Surfaces: Clean and sanitize the bar counter, workstations, and equipment.

Throughout the Day:

[  ] Continuous Cleaning: Regularly wipe down the bar counter to maintain cleanliness.

[  ] Collect Empty Glasses: Collect and clear empty glasses and bottles promptly.

[  ] Clean Spills: Immediately clean up any spills to prevent slipping hazards.

Glassware and Utensils:

[  ] Wash Glassware: Regularly wash and sanitize glassware used by customers.

[  ] Clean Utensils: Clean and sanitize utensils, shakers, and strainers.

[  ] Polish Glassware: Use glass polishing cloths to ensure glassware is sparkling and smudge-free.

Bar Equipment:

[  ] Clean Bar Tools: Wash and sanitize bar tools, such as jiggers and muddlers.

[  ] Coffee Machine: Clean and maintain the coffee machine, if applicable.

[  ] Blender and Mixers: Clean and sanitize blenders and mixers after each use.

Restocking and Inventory:

[  ] Restock Ingredients: Check inventory and restock as needed for the next shift.

[  ] Check Garnishes: Ensure garnishes are fresh and properly stored.

[  ] Review Inventory: Regularly review inventory levels for accuracy and restocking needs.

End of Shift:

[  ] Empty Trash Bins: Empty and replace trash liners in the bar area.

[  ] Store Perishables: Properly store perishable items in designated coolers.

[  ] Turn Off Equipment: Ensure all equipment is turned off and properly stored.

Task Review:

[  ] Check Completed Tasks: Review the checklist to ensure all tasks are completed.

[  ] Address Outstanding Items: Address any tasks that remain pending.

Supervisor Verification:

Bar Manager/Supervisor:  

Signature: __________ Date: __________

The Daily Bar Cleaning Checklist is a fundamental tool for maintaining a clean and inviting bar environment.

By using this checklist, bar staff can systematically address essential cleaning tasks, ensuring a positive customer experience and complying with hygiene standards.

Customize the checklist to match your bar’s unique needs and routines, promoting a well-kept and enjoyable atmosphere for both patrons and staff.

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