In both situations, my mission was to make sure that everyone was having a
blast, but to make sure everyone was under control as well.
Where Else in the World the Job Exists
This job exists in large cities, or in vacation destinations which attract a young,
party-oriented crowd. Bar crawls are either part of a hostel’s nightlife itinerary, or
can be run by separate bar crawl companies.
How to Get the Job (tips, etc.)
In order to get this job, you must demonstrate that you are a social, energetic and
fun-loving individual, to an extreme level. You need to be an outgoing and
entertaining host to perfect strangers on a nightly or weekly basis. This can be
very exhausting, and people can burnt out very quickly if they don’t have the
necessary party stamina. Even though this is a fun job, you must prove that your
enthusiasm will keep you on top of your game, even in the wee hours of the
morning. Since personality is key, I suggest that you showcase your personality
through meeting the employers in person, so that they can get an idea of who
you are in the most effective way possible.
It is possible to do some research online, and seek out established bar crawl
companies. Some places are pretty legitimate, with Skype interviews and
training programs! If you want something more for the income rather than the fun
experience, these types of companies might be worth checking out. When I was
in Buenos Aires… and in desperate need of a job… I was about to settle down
into a position with a proper bar crawl company. I had a Skype interview just like
and needed to submit a resume. I would’ve had a set schedule and be one of 10
or so staff members with my own nights and routes. I would get commission on
top of my wage, and of course free drinks! Luckily for my liver and my brain, I
ultimately decided to decline the job.
If you are in a new city and go on a bar crawl as a guest, you will also have a
greater chance of finding a job. You will be able to get to know the staff and the
route of the bar crawl, and if you network correctly, you might be able to get your
foot in the door! Even if you’d like to work as a leader in other cities, experience
as a bar crawl guest is important, so that you have firsthand experience in
understanding what a bar crawl is all about.
If you want to be a bar crawl leader with a hostel, then you will probably have to
secure a position at the hostel before you do anything. Once you’re a staff
member, you can almost certainly help out with the nightly parties and activities,
and depending on the place, sometimes 1 or 2 hostel employees will have the