WANT TO HAVE FUN AT WORK? LIKE PEOPLE? THE BARTENDING ACADEMY IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU!

  • Want to break into this highly rewarding and extremely fun profession but you have little or no knowledge or experience.
  • We train not only entry level bartenders, but also those currently in the industry who missed the chance for this type of schooling. You will get the opportunity to pursue proper training and beef up your knowledge and technique so it is up to snuff with the ever changing market of new products and drinks.
  • Each of our courses is taught by current and seasoned industry professionals (Bartenders, Bar Managers and/or Owners) with a minimum of 5 years experience. All students will truely be learning the lastest trends and up-to-dated industry information.
  • We are the original bartending school of Washington state, founded within Tacoma in 1974. We have taught thousands of bartenders across the nation.
  • It is good to note that we are the only bartending school in the State that is a registered member with the BBB. Currently, we have an A+ rating, meaning NO documented complaints. We strive to be the best at what we do.
  • Without attending our accredited academy, it is not uncommon for you to begin as a host/ hostess, busboy or waiter and work your way up.
  • As a student you will also learn about a lot of things that you wouldn't normally have the chance to. Such as the history of how products are made and what they are made from. You will learn characteristics of help you determine the difference between a Tennessee Whiskey and a Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, for example. Additionally, you will be educated on serving, pouring drinks correctly and using cost effective substitutes when needed. Which is especially pertinent for those planing to pursue management positions or own their own bar.
  • Attending the Bartending Academy of Tacoma ALWAYS is a great addition an application or resume. It makes a statement, showing determination, passion and enthusiasm for the profession and field; especially when compared to an applicant without formal training. You'll find most seasoned industry professionals attended our program or one very similar to it at some point.
  • "IF YOU SET OUT TO DO SOMETHING, YOU MAY AS WELL DO IT RIGHT."
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