BEST Bartending School & Bartender Training In San Marcos, CA

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Welcome to Bartending School & Bartending Training in beautiful San Marcos, California! National Bartending School offers a wide variety of opportunities for training within your city! Located at:

370 Mulberry Dr
San Marcos, CA 92069
(619) 281-2345

National Bartenders School is the perfect place to start your journey into the amazing and lucrative world of bartending!

We offer: 

  • A highly reviewed school experience with exceptional student ratings!
  • Conveniently scheduled Bartending classes 6 days a per week!
  • Excellent job placement- before and after you graduate!
  • World class mock bar for practical training!
  • Knowledgeable staff and instructors to guide you on your mixology journey!

National Bartending School stands out as the quality leader of all of the bartending schools in San Francisco and San Leandro. Our staff is the most dedicated and knowledgeable in the business. We also boast the ONLY work placement program in Southern California that can get you employment during and after your enrollment in our school!

The Best Staff and Instructors

Monday through Saturday, our staff is here to answer your questions and escort you on a tour of the school!Our instructors have all had amazing careers in the beverage industry, and many are graduates of National Bartenders School as well. We encourage you to give us a call, schedule a guided tour, and sit in on one of our classes. Staff is always available to cover the schooling process, and explain the guidelines to procuring your bartending certification. Call today and find out how our unique school can best suit your lifestyle and get you where you want to be!

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Flexible and Convenient Classes!

Our Learn to Bartend course is very thorough and will teach you everything you need to know for a bartending job. Classes are offered up to three times a day, six days per week, providing a flexibility in scheduling that fits with a vast array of needs. The course consists of 40 class hours and a written and practical exam. Classes must be completed within one year of starting the course. The test contains a written and practical component. Students obtain certification in bartending through the United States of America after successful completion of both tests. With this certification, you are licensed to bartend in all 50 states.

Bartending school is made up of ten chapters. Each class is dedicated to one chapter. Each class is divided into one hour of lecture and one hour of practical instruction. In the lecture portion, the instructor explains and demonstrates the required knowledge found in the chapter, including drink mixing, pouring, and measuring. When the lecture is finished, students have an additional hour of practical time in the mock bar to practice what they have just learned.


State of the Art Classroom!

The lab at the school consists of a mock bar that is one in a million! It is a real working bar, because we at National Bartending School know that students need to practice in the real thing in order to become great bartenders! It has sinks, mock alcohol, ice machines, etc. We offer classes 2-3 times every day except Sunday, to whoever shows up first. There is no hassle of prebooking. You choose when to attend class. Arrive on time and sign in and out to obtain your required hours. Your schedule is completely up to you and dependent on your needs. We understand that everyone’s life and needs are different, and we strive to make bartending school a unique experience that is best suited to your individual needs.


The Best Work Placement in San Diego

National Bartenders School has the best work placement program in San Diego, and in all of Southern California! Students still need to make an income, and we want to work with you to help offset the costs of schooling. In addition to our award winning school, we operate an event staffing company. We staff students in many freelance jobs as servers and bar backs, and once you have graduated, we can employ you as an event bartender. In addition to providing you income while in school, this experience in great for an eventual job behind a bar.

Once you have completed school and earned your bartending certification, we will begin to staff you as an event bartender. Event bartenders usually make a higher hourly wage then the servers or bar backs, and a much better gratuity. Many businesses also use National Bartending to fill emergency shifts, and permanent staffing needs! Many graduates have been placed into lucrative bartending positions in bars using our service!

Every week, staff posts employment opportunities online- if you see one that fits in with your schedule, you can message your specific manager to apply for it. It’s such an easy process, success is simple with National Bartending School.


Come Visit Us! See What We Can Do For You!

National Bartending School of San Marcos is open Monday through Saturday for tours, phone calls, and interviews! Please feel free to visit the school as a walk-in or by appointment. Give us a call at (760) 291-4446 to speak with staff and find out if National Bartending is the right place for you!