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Bar Closing Checklist Template

A bar closing checklist can be used by staff and duty managers as a guide to following the correct procedures after closing a bar. This checklist helps ensure that no essential bar closing procedures are forgotten.
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Bar Closing Checklist Template



Clean beer cooler

Pour Clorox in floor drains

Polish brass railing

Polish brass and chrome beer taps

Polish espresso machine

Wipe down displayed liquor bottles

Clean bar mirrors

Rotate beer & wine coolers

Clean cash register, credit card terminal, telephone

Clean back bar

Rotate, soak & sanitize pour spouts

Lock beer & wine coolers & taps

Take floor mats to back dock

Empty trash cans

Burn all ice bins

Cover & store all bar fruit (discard as required)

Cover & store all mixers and juices sweet & sour, juices, bloody mary mix, pina mix and other mixers

Clean margarita rim salters

Empty frozen drink machine; refrigerate leftover and clean machine

Re-stock rocks glasses, highballs, pilsners, wine glasses, snifters, coffee mugs

Clean all blenders & mixers

Clean all bar utensils & supplies

Clean all glassware and plates.

Re-stock beer cooler

Re-stock liquor empties

Wipe down service well liquor bottles

Clean & soak soda gun nozzles

Wipe down bar top

Wipe down & put up bar stools

Empty & clean bar sink

Sweep & clean bar floor

Turn off music, bar TV, etc.

Turn off neon lights and signs

Count bar bank

Complete comp & waste log


Name & Signature of Duty Manager

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