Owl Café
May 27, 2024
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Hourly Wage: $7.98 + Tips



Close to everything. But nothing comes close. 

Owl Café is a legendary neighborhood restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Apalachicola. We first opened our doors in 1900 and have been serving hungry and thirsty travelers and locals ever since. Our menus feature fresh, seasonal dishes, serving lunch, dinner and a can’t-miss Sunday brunch along with cocktails, wines and beers. With turn-of-the-century roots, rustic food and wine menus inspired by Florida's rich, sun-soaked waters, we offer a relaxed and warm southern hospitality that's hard to find anywhere else.

Apply today to join us, where everyone is welcome, and it feels like a return home each time you walk through our doors.


Create something extraordinary with us at our iconic establishment.

Here, you won't just be a bartender, crafting cocktails and ensuring drinks are always full; you'll be a storyteller, a listener, and a key player in keeping the Owl Café magic alive.

In this role, your responsibilities will also extend beyond the bar. As part of our close-knit team, you'll play a crucial role in upholding operational standards that have made us successful for over a century. Working as a team will be key, ensuring stellar service and a positive atmosphere for both staff and guests.

As part of our team, your efforts and dedication won't go unnoticed. Along with the satisfaction of providing memorable moments for visitors and locals, you’ll also enjoy the rewards of generous tips from appreciative patrons plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Ready to shake up your career at Owl Café? Apply today to join us, and let’s mix it up together!


  • Prepare and serve drinks from our signature menu.
  • Offer genuine interactions with guests, sharing the rich history of Owl Café while making them feel at home with warm and friendly conversations.
  • Ensure the bar remains fully stocked with essential ingredients and maintain its cleanliness and appearance.
  • Memorize food and drink offerings, suggest pairings and answer questions about ingredients and preparation.
  • Efficiently process orders, manage tabs, and handle financial transactions with accuracy.
  • Maintain the highest cleanliness and safety standards, ensuring the bar area is inviting and compliant with health regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with kitchen and floor staff.


  • Previous bartending experience, demonstrating proficiency in crafting a range of beverages.
  • Familiarity with classic and contemporary cocktail recipes and a basic understanding of wine and beer offerings.
  • Must be 21 years old or older
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to connect and communicate effectively with customers, ensuring a memorable guest experience.
  • Able to uphold the quality and safety standards of the bar, with attention to detail and cleanliness.
  • Able to stand for extended periods and manage the physical demands of a busy bar environment, including lifting heavy items.


Hourly Wage: $7.98 + Tips

Bonus: Beyond your base wage, you’ll receive gratuities that reflect our guests' appreciation, offering excellent earning potential.


  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spendings or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Exclusive employee perks across the Forgotten Coast Hospitality family of brands

Schedule: Must have the flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, holidays, and weekends

Start your journey with Forgotten Coast Hospitality in Northwest Florida. We are local to the core—kindness and respect are the foundation of who we are. We believe hiring and nurturing the right people is the best way to serve our guests and community and deliver memorable experiences.