Coup is a unique concept, so we’ve come up with a unique way for you to give back. Why not get behind the stick and bartend to a crowd to raise money for a campaign of your choosing? A Guest Bartender creates his or her own cocktail menu of 1 – 3 drinks. We help source whatever materials are needed for building those cocktails and market your appearance through the press and social media to help you build a buzz. 100% of the profits from the sale of the your created cocktails will go to a campaign of your choice, a general campaign category or to one of the campaigns currently featured at Coup. Additionally, even though you are paid for your time as a guest bartender, you can elect to donate those funds as well. Whichever campaign or campaign category you choose will be featured at Coup for the night so that everyone in attendance can donate to your cause – even if they don’t purchase one of your cocktails!

Please be advised that you do not have to be a working bartender to participate in the Guest Bartender program at Coup. You are, however, required to create your own menu, to ring in and collect payment for each drink you make through our electronic POS system, and to build and serve your cocktail. Therefore, we recommend that you be comfortable with doing this, particularly in front of a crowd. And, of course, our entire staff will be ready and willing to help you. Guest Bartenders are paid $20/hr and must complete a W9 form. Please return W9 forms to Coup NYC by fax ( 347.426.2186), in person, or by mail (64 Cooper Sq. New York, NY 10003).

Please complete the attached GUEST BARTENDER INTAKE form, and return it to Aly Kravetz, GM at Once a date for your appearance is set, you will receive further information from Aly including an inventory order form and payroll paperwork. Please be advised that we only schedule Guest Bartender appearances on Sunday, Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 2 to 6 hours (duration of appearance is your choice) from 6pm to 2am*.

Thank you,


*In rare circumstances, exceptions may be made. Please indicate on your intake form any special requests and Aly will get back to you to discuss. Thank you.


To access the BARTENDER INTAKE FORM, click on the text below.


To access the BARTENDER INVENTORY FORM, click on the text below.


To access the BARTENDER MENU DESCRIPTION FORM, click on the text below.


To access the W9 form, click on the text below.