A bar owner is responsible for the bar's general management, including tasks such as hiring and training competent staff, stocking the bar and kitchen and dealing with difficult consumers. A bar owner also has full legal responsibility for the bar and must make sure the bar upholds local health codes.
Bar owners and managers typically spend 45 hours a week at work, depending on the bar's hours and schedule. Clubs and high-end lounge bars require different hours than local pubs and family-friendly establishments.
Independent bar owners usually have more responsibilities than chain bar owners, as the area chain managers take on more responsibility for the chain establishments.