The Bartending Academy of Tacoma has been providing Western Washington with talented and knowledgeable bartenders for nearly 32 years. During that time the school has made quite a name for itself by placing thousands of graduates at over 800 different restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, cruise ships, casinos, golf courses, country clubs, catering companies and vacation resorts.

Students come from all over to have fun and be trained by our seasoned professionals. The alcohol beverage serving industry, combined with food service, forms one of the largest and one of the most profitable industries in this country. Today the bar business is experiencing significant changes as the market becomes increasingly diversified and demanding. Consequently, the demand for more knowledgeable and skillful professionals has grown dramatically.

Our objective is to offer the most complete and comprehensive curriculum in the industry; giving our graduates the edge in this increasingly competitive field.

    What you can expect...

  • HAVE FUN, WHILE LEARNING A FINANCIALLY REWARDING TRADE
  • 1 & 2 WEEK COURSES AVAILABLE
  • WE OFFER CLASSES AT 9AM - 1PM, 1PM - 5PM OR 5PM - 9PM
  • HANDS ON TRAINING IN A LOUNGE-STYLE ATMOSPHERE
  • JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE AS SOON AS YOU GRADUATE
  • CLASS 12 LICENSING
  • FREE REFRESHER COURSES
  • LATEST BAR EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
  • TAUGHT BY SOME OF THE REGION'S MOST TALENTED AND SUCCESSFULL PROFESSIONAL BARTENDERS
  • GRADUATES CAN EXPECT TO EARN ANYWHERE FROM $12 - $60 PER HOUR
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