Professional Bartending Schools of America is an education company providing food safety and alcohol certification courses online and professional bartender training at our state-licensed brick and mortor bartending schools.
We don't believe that being a professional bartender is a job that can be learned by video, online program or at home sitting on your couch! We work hard to fully prepare our graduates for a career in mixology, whether it be at a nice local neighborhood bar or the fanciest hotel or nightclub in town. Their success is our company's reputation!
Professional Bartending Schools of America now includes 30 state-licensed bartending schools nationwide. Our 30 bartender schools trained over 10,000 bartenders in 2011. We view a bartender's job as a professional career and only offer hands-on training behind a fully-equipped bar in a permanent school facility.
Check out the 30 PBSA bartending school locations on the map below. PBSA bartending school locations are represented by the red pins. The blue pins are not PBSA bartending schools, but are quality bartending schools that we are familiar with. PBSA offers reciprocal job placement services to their students, and has allowed them to advertise on our website.
Working as a professional bartender is a fun and exciting career that appeals to all ages. Our student base is made up of those looking to better their career, college students wanting part-time fun work, and the professional career worker who wants to supplement their income, or just get out and have some fun.
We take great pride in our schools and staff. We show hundreds of actual pictures on this site of our staff, students, classrooms and graduates. Check out our competitor's websites and you will notice very few actual pictures of their facilities, staff or graduates. We believe a picture is worth a thousand words.
In addition, the President of our company, Roger Oldham, is a four-time winner of the best bartender in Ohio contest, and has twice finished in the top ten in the world at Disney's "Quest for the Best Bartender in the World" contest held each year in Orlando, Florida.
Many bartending schools make claims, but we back ours up with a proven background in the food and beverage industry.
This year, our newest campus is the Star Bartenders Institute in Troy, New York. The Albany Bartending School takes great pride in having a professional, well-equipped classroom and full-time qualified instructors. As with all PBSA schools, the Albany Bartending School strives to maintain high standards in quality education and successful placement of their graduates! We welcome them to our group.
Browse through our site and take the next step towards an exciting new career! Call us today and let us help get you started in a new career as a professional bartender!
PBSA now offers online responsible alcohol certification. Texas customers may get TABC certified in as little as four hours and print out their temporary certificate immediately. Our TABC program is approved by the State of Texas. Click on the TABC Certification link here or on the main menu.
We also have a new affiliated Dallas bartending school, the Premium Institute of Bartending. The Premium Institute is located just north of Dallas and serves Dallas, Fort Worth, Addison, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Irving, Arlington, Garland, Carrollton, Richardson, Keller, Denton, and more.
PBSA has now listed many of our quality affiliated schools. These approved campuses don't teach our copyrighted program, but they do offer quality education and placement assistance. We offer reciprocal job placement assistance to each other's graduates.
2008 brought the Boston Bartenders Schools in Cape Cod, Saugus, & West Springfield, Massachusetts, Hamden, Waterbury and Wethersfield, Connecticut. These Connecticut bartending schools bring our total bartending school locations in Connecticut to five.
We now have quality affiliated locations in Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Oxnard, Fairfield, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Virginia Beach, Woodbridge New Jersey, White Plains, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Manhattan, New York.
2008 also brought affiliated bartending schools in Los Angeles, National Bartenders School. National Bartenders operates 5 quality bartending school locations in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Hollywood, Lakewood, Orange County and Santa Monica. These bartending schools in LA first opened in 1984.
The Crescent Casino Gaming, Bartending and Hospitality School is our latest affiliate school to join PBSA. Crescent Schools offer Poker Dealing, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Mini-Baccarat classes along with bartending and Hospitality Management classes. Crescent operates state-licensed schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulfport and Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. The Tunica Resorts gaming and bartending school is located about 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee. Visit their New Orleans Bartending School. New Jersey Bartending School Locations - We now have listed campuses in Cherry Hill, Princeton, Woodbridge, Linden, Flemington, Verona and Little Falls, New Jersey.
Best Bartending School - This national website is a directory of quality schools in North America. We list many campuses in Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California, NYC, New York, Tampa and Orlando, Florida and Chicago Illinois. If you are considering a new career as a professional bartender, you may search for a quality school in your city or state to start you new career as a professional bartender.
The locations included are ones that PBSA Inc. is familiar with and have used for reciprocal job placement services for our graduates.
Florida Bartending Schools - This Florida focused website is a directory of quality independently owned state-licensed campuses located in Jacksonville, Key West, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Sarasota, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Miami and other Florida cities. Call the Tampa location at 1 800 BARTEND.
These are also campuses that PBSA has used for placement services in the past. If you are searching for a Florida bartending school, try this Florida only website!
Boston - This is a new site with additional information on our three Boston area campuses. Our Boston group recently opened their fifth campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. Philadelphia - This is the new site for the Mixology Wine Institute that operates 5 campuses in Philadelphia, Allentown and New Jersey.
New York - Visit the newest website for the New York Bartending School with campuses in Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
USA Bartending School - This USA website lists over 60 quality campuses in the United States. Information on class times, location and contact information. New York, Chicago, Dallas, Portland Oregon, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New Hampshire, Oklahoma City, Portland Maine and many more.
Kentucky and Utah Alcohol Certification - Our online alcohol certification course is approved for the mandatory alcohol certification in the state of Utah and all of Kentucky. The cities of Lexington and Bowling Green now have mandatory alcohol certification.
The minimum age required to attend our classes is eighteen. You may find out the required age to tend bar by state in the drop down menu below. The mandated state age may be over-ridden by a stricter city or county ordinance. Check with our local campus for your area.
Many of our students have found us by using the 1 800 BARTEND phone number. This number is leased to many schools around the country. To which of our locations can be reached at the 1-800-BARTEND number check out our 1 800 BARTEND page.
We offer job placement assistance through additional bartending schools in these additional cities; New York, White Plains and Westchester County, Chicago, Illinois, New Jersey, Seattle Washington, Portland and Tualitin, Oregon, Fairfield-Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and Norwich Connecticut., Chicago, Detroit Michigan, Little Rock Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Ft. Lauderdale Key West and Miami Florida, Dallas and Austin, Texas, Madison, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Virginia Beach, Tucson Arizona, Ventura and Santa Rosa California, Long Beach California, Las Vegas Nevada, Newmarket and Nashua, New Hampshire and throughout Maine and many more!