Should I go to an online bartending school? That is only something only you can decide. Will you get the same from an online program versus in-class one-on-one instruction? No. But before we compare, lets borrow a quote from Good Will Hunting, when Sean is comparing his life experiences to Will who is sheltered and informed not from actual experiences but from reading about them:
If I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him…. [But] you’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that Sistine Chapel
I’d ask you about love and you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable, known someone that could level you with her eyes. Feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you, who could rescue you from the depths of hell.
True mixology can be read about in a book or watched on a video, but working one-on-one with a true mixologist
Facts about online bartending schools
- Most online bartending schools are non-accredited or state or nationally certified.
- The most popular online video bartending schools were made in the mid-90s and have old and irrelevant practices.
- Bartending schools online do not offer REAL job placement because no bar is hiring from online bartending schools.
- National Bartenders includes one-on-one instruction, real alcohol tastings, behind a bar training, AND GUARANTEED JOBS.