How old do I need to be to attend bartending school?
Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in the bartending certification class at the Authentic Bartending School of Maryland.
Do I need previous bartending experience to attend the bartending certification class?
No bartending experience needed. Our classes are open to students at every level --- from the novice to the experienced bartender who desires to get certification.
I have a regular job. How can learning to bartend benefit me?
“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.” ~ Al McGuire
Bartending is more than slinging drinks and making quick cash (not that there is anything wrong with that). You will get to know people and have a direct networking pathway to expand your circle that could lead to all types of opportunities .
How much does it cost?
When you enroll in our bartending certification classes online, you are given information about our current tuition costs and payment plan options. CLICK HERE to go directly to our enrollment page. You may also submit an inquiry via our Contact Us page and an Admissions Rep will contact you to discuss our tuition rates and payment options. You can always call us at 1-833-411-2649 as well.
How do I find bartending jobs with no experience?
One of the benefits of attending Authentic Bartending School of Maryland (ABS) is that we offer Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. This means that you can attend ABS and work your regular full-time or part-time job elsewhere. the dashes in between? “When you want to find work during the holiday season, spring break, or need some quick cash – we are here to help you.”
I don’t have time to sit in a classroom.
First, we don’t offer a traditional classroom. We offer a unique learning environment with a 30-foot, professionally equipped bar, hands-on training approach, and a dedicated team of experienced instructors. Our classes are interactive, engaging, and fun -- all while you are also learning to be an awesome bartender.
Really, I just want to learn to flip bottles like Tom Cruise.
We know…all the cool kids want to do it. Those bottle flipping moves are called Flair Bartending and yes we offer those classes - CLICK HERE to learn more.
Do I really need bartending school to learn how to bartend?
Think about it .... if you were an employer, would you want to hire someone who is trained to do the job, or someone who thinks that they may be able to do the job? Attending bartending school to become a professional bartender will ensure you know the essentials: of how to open and close a bar, make drinks, and satisfy your customers. You will have a certification that proves you have the training and possess the skills to bartend professionally.