nasmal
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Bartending School

Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:06 pm

Has anyone ever been to bartending school??????
I have an intrest in it. Would like to become a bartender in college.
So if you have, woud you recommend it.
Any idea how much it would cost?
THanks
-mike
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: Bartending School

Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:49 pm

Well I don't anything about bartending school but I former co-worker bartended when in university down in MN. He said it's a great way to make decent cash while you're in University. I wouldn't do it myself because I have no patience for drunks but to each their own.

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CactusA319
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RE: Bartending School

Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:22 am


My girlfriend went to bartending school a couple of years ago. I think it cost her like $800 for a six-week course. They offer job placement help after you finish.

 
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RE: Bartending School

Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:48 am

Went to bartending school at National Bartenders (or National Bartending School) in Los Angeles. Two week course, $400. Learned 150-200 drinks or so, I think. They have job placement as well. I'm not working as a bartender, but the school was worth it I think. The instructor I had was great - he gave some history behind drinks and such as well as demonstrating how to make them.

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nasmal
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RE: Bartending School

Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:48 am

Was it because you couldnt find a job as a bartender or because you are just not in for the job right at this time?
 
SSTjumbo
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RE: Bartending School

Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:05 am

I will be attending American Professional Bartender's Academy (that the name?) in Calumet City, IL. I can't attest to much right now, but it is pricey. A 60 hour course costs $1000 when there's no special, but you pay for what you get. They don't teach shortcuts or gimmicks, they emphasize real life fundamentals to bartending. During a consultation, one student in the course came in early to practice mixing drinks, which they allow, and he seemed to be a hotshot at it. I'm not 21 yet, but that's how I intend on paying for flight in eight months. Also, you're under their wings for life as they usually have job placement opportunities for any alumnus. Overall, I'd say if you have the cash to shell out, go for it.
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CactusA319
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RE: Bartending School

Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:36 am


Check my earlier post:

My GF's course was 3 weeks long, but did cost around $700-$800.

 
SSTjumbo
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RE: Bartending School

Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:10 am

Catcus A319: Yes, I'm a dumb@$$. Thanks for reminding me you live in Chicago too Embarrassment.


Nasmal, what's legal drinking age in Florida? In Illinois it's 21  Angry.
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nasmal
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RE: Bartending School

Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:02 pm

Yes its 21 but to be a bartender you only need to be 18. I am going to the ABC bartending school, 40 hour program for 399. (400)
 
SSTjumbo
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RE: Bartending School

Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:29 am

Question, anyone know of any flair bartending schools remotely near Chicago, IL? Looking more and more into bartending, this type of competitive bartending seems lucrative and doable for me Big grin. I'd like to check it out.
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nasmal
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RE: Bartending School

Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:50 am

Well i just signed up today, 399 for the whole program........... Includes all materials.......sounds like a good deal for me

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