SHAKING UP THE BARTENDING WORLD SINCE ’84

At National Bartenders, we blend tradition with innovation to craft the perfect learning experience. Since 1984, we’ve been at the forefront of bartending excellence, training thousands of aspiring mixologists.

Our courses, led by industry veterans, cover everything from classic cocktail recipes to the latest mixology trends. With hands-on training, personalized mentoring, and a vibrant community, we’re not just a school; we’re a launchpad for the next generation of bartending stars.

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THE ONLY SCHOOL TO PROVIDE BARTENDING JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE TO ALL GRADUATES

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

Actual locations we have placed our bartending students with bartending jobs.

 
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hotel marinela logo
langham hotel logo
bel air bay club logo
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the wiltern logo
the royal hotel logo
new world hotel resort logo
blue diamond luxury boutique hotel logo
the greek theatre logo
barneys beanery logo
tribute hotel logo
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MIXOLOGY CERTIFICATION

Learn the skills it takes to be a successful bartender including the proper way to open, close and maintain your bar.

Plus how to keep your boss happy, and secrets of making great drinks to keep the customers happy, and so much more.

National Bartenders has refined bartending classes nationwide for nearly 40 years.

  • Open/Closing Procedures
  • Proper Sanitation
  • Mixology of over 200 drinks
  • Precise Free Pouring
  • Money Handling
  • Perfecting Upselling
  • Inventory Control
  • Glassware Terminology
  • Liquor Substitutes
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Product Knowledge
  • Liquor Laws/Liability
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Bar Setup & Break Down
  • Credit Card Handling
  • Garnishing Procedures
  • Working Fast Under Pressure
  • Cutting Off Customers
  • Customer Service
  • Using Bar Tools

BARTENDING TIPS & DRINK RECIPES

Sharing the wealth of mixology with the masses.

5 Creative Drink Ideas to Celebrate Your Graduation in Style

Graduation is a significant milestone that deserves a special…

7 Must-Have Cocktails for a Memorable Housewarming Party

A housewarming party is a joyous occasion to celebrate a new…

8 Exciting Cocktail Recipes for an Unforgettable Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

A bachelor or bachelorette party is a milestone event, marking…

6 Elegant Cocktail Ideas for Your Anniversary Party

An anniversary is a time to celebrate love, memories, and…

7 Unique Bartending Ideas to Spice Up Your Birthday Bash

Birthdays are a time for celebration, and what better way to…

5 Ways Professional Bartenders Can Transform Your Corporate Event

Corporate events, whether for team building, product launches,…

5 REASONS TO ENROLL IN A BARTENDING SCHOOL IN 2023

BONUS: Get free unlimited, lifetime job placement assistance and refresher bartending classes.

1. BARTENDING JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE: We are the only school that provides real bartending job placement assistance for our grads!

2. FLEXIBLE BARTENDING CLASS SCHEDULES: Every campus has training available in the morning, afternoon, evening and weekends. You can literally make your own schedule!

3. GET PAID WHILE BECOMING A BARTENDER: Many of our students start working for our staffing company, as soon as they join!

4. BARTENDER TRAINING IS WHAT BARS LOOK FOR: We are the only school that trains in: Craft, Flair, POS Systems, in addition to alcohol awareness training!

5. NATIONAL BARTENDERS IS A TRUSTED NAME SINCE 1984: Behind the bar classes in cities across United States. From bartending schools in Los Angeles, to Dallas, to New Orleans, and New York City.

HIRE A BARTENDER IN LA, NYC OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN

NBS has staffed more than 10,000 public and private events with local bartenders from Los Angeles to New York City. And just in case you need an excuse, here’s a few reasons to hire a private bartender.

BARTENDING SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Find a local bartending school near you.

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Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Hampshire
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Oregon
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Virginia
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Washington
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Wisconsin
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Milwaukee bartending school

BE LIKE AJ IN LA

When I started the first class I had no idea it would end up opening doors for me like never before. I learned a TON from NBS and was immediately given a few positions.

Turns out I love the job and with hard work and constantly challenging myself I wound up being the full on manager at LA’s hottest bar. I would highly recommend these guys if you’re looking for a new rewarding career and where the money is good too!

AJ, Lead Bartender at Darrow’s Creole Bar of Los Angeles

bartending course graduate

FEATURED REVIEW OF NATIONAL BARTENDERS SCHOOL BY TAYHAY ON GOOGLE

Moving to LA and wanting to become a bartender, I knew a school would be invaluable since I have no prior bartending experience. Well I’m so glad I went with National Bartenders because it is THE best bartending school in LA! Though the class does cost a pretty penny, you make it all back with the work opportunities they provide. So far, I’ve worked a nonprofit fundraising event, Kaskade’s sun soaked music festival in Long Beach, and a Free People “experience” at an organic farm in Malibu. I can’t say enough good things about this school and would highly recommend. They are frequently posting opportunities for permanent bartending positions as well. A really great group of people to work for and learn from, but cool students to work with as well. I love it!

We’re Proud of Our 4.7/5 Rating Across 400+ Reviews on Google

SOME COURSES HAVE LIMITED SEATING

For faster enrollment options, call (323) 683-1171 for our December 2023 specials!

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