Bartender: Cocktails & Dreams, This Is Not
Despite the inconveniences of the field, the payoffs are numerous. An overall fun job that pays alright, a new pasture to meet people, and a nice solid, if unsteady, flow of income.
However, unless you plan to own, tending bar as a long term career will burn you out. I've seen it more than I'd like to admit.
As far as a short-mid term thing, expect far less glamour, far more actual work, and a work day that comes and goes with your coworkers and clientele.
Lastly, this is a very cash ...