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Woody (center) is a graduate of our Tampa campus and is now bartending at Argentos!  

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  • Latest Graduate News - ABS Graduate Alex Wallert told Cynthia she is loving her new job at Lansbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL!

  • Latest Graduate News - Another great job for a great ABS Grad Christian Torres can be found behind the bar at Cinebistro in Hyde Park.

  • Latest Graduate News - Chris Bardo is working at one of the GREAT Greek places - Acropolis!! Great company, great food, great environment!

  • Latest Graduate News - Angela Worlds is quite the go-getter!! She is working private parties and events and got hired at Tally-Ho in Temple Terrace and Howard Johnson's - Downtown Tampa - great job!

  • Latest Graduate News - And two more get hired at Howard Johnson's Downtown - Caramie Pomeroy and Chris Pedersen - ABS grads make the best new hires and bartenders!!

  • Latest Graduate News - Dazzling Bartending Beauty Lori Rucks got hired right after graduation at Thee Doll House.

  • Latest Graduate News - Miss Medina Anderson graduated and got hired right away at Club 1 South in St Pete - same ownership as Club Underground in Tampa

  • Latest Graduate News - Scott Mc Roberts has not even graduated and he already has a job!!! Scott got hired at Jack's Joint Bar & Grill in Clearwater!

  • Latest Graduate News - And guess who the newest bartender is at The Living Room in Dunedin -our very own Mr. Norbert Kozma - another awesome place who hires ABS Graduates!

  • Latest Graduate News - Another ABS Grad hired today!! Thomas "Matt" Brown is working at MacDinton's in South Tampa - totally awesome!

  • Latest Graduate News - James McGettrick got hired at World of Beers in St Pete - totally awesome!

  • Latest Graduate News - Recent grad Christine Hayes can be seen bartending in Crystal River at Havanna House! Congratulations Christine!

  • Latest Graduate News - The lovely Miss Ashley Grantham starts working tomorrow at Mojo's in Lakeland! Way to go girl!

  • Latest Graduate News - Christina Williams is thrilled to have accepted the position at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club!

  • Latest Graduate News - Tara Brown is working at The Sports Room & Baby Dolls in Clearwater!

  • Latest Graduate News - Kelly Rucker got hired at Margarita Mama's / Banana Joe's in St Pete - we are so excited for her!

  • Latest Graduate News - Yolanda Gonzales got hired at Costa Pacifica last week! Congrats super nice place to bartend!

  • Latest Graduate News - Haley Capwell graduated Friday and starts working today at Sharky's Seagrill in Bradenton - way to go girl!

  • Latest Graduate News - Even with all this terrible weather, ABS grads are getting hired! Chris Ludwin got hired at the lovely Grill 116!

  • Latest Graduate News - The fabulously friendly and handsome Stephen Jones just got hired at The Pub at the International Plaza - I cannot wait to go in for lunch and check out Steve in his Kilt!

  • Latest Graduate News - Christina Robinson graduated a week ago and is already working!! Yeah! You can find her at Duke's Bar & Grill - Treasure Island

  • Latest Graduate News - Check out our graduate Scott at the Peek-a-Boo Lounge in Bradenton!

  • Latest Graduate News - Nick Krapfl is the newest addition to the Darden Family - he is working at Olive Garden!

  • Latest Graduate News - Andres Andrade called to say he is starting to mix fabulous cocktails at Casanova Restaurant & Lounge in Clearwater!
  • Latest Graduate News - Bryan Housler is another one of our fabulous ABS grads that got hired at the job fair yesterday for the HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO - Tampa!!
  • Latest Graduate News - Hooray !! Hard Rock Casino hired Erica Hall today at the job fair!
  • Latest Graduate News - Gary May got hired at the Hilton Garden Inn - Ybor City!
  • Latest Graduate News - Arielle Atkins started working on Friday at Club Regency!
  • Latest Graduate News - Anthony Cantrell is working at Quaker Steak n Lube and he just got hired at Peninsula Inn
  • Latest Graduate News - Rachel Tygart landed not one job but two jobs in two days!! Go check out Rachel making fabulous drinks at Club Prana in Ybor and Club Underground near downtown!

American Bartending School of Tampa

American Bartending School has been training and placing our Tampa graduates in great bartending jobs throughout the greater Tampa Bay area which includes; Tampa, Apollo Beach, Brandon, Carrollwood, Keystone, Land O’ Lakes, Lutz, Oldsmar, Riverview, Ruskin, Temple Terrace, Town n’Country, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Gulfport, Maderia Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, and Pasco County since 1978.

Our Tampa bartending school has had the same ownership and been licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida for over 36 years.

Breaking News - Florida's Largest Employer
As the FRLA's President/CEO, Carol Dover works to protect, educate, and promote the diverse interests of Florida's hospitality industry before the Florida Legislature and lobbying againest unfair government regulation. The industry represents an $82 billion industry. 23% of Florida's economy, $4.6 billion in sales tax revenue, and more than one million employees, making it Florida's largest employer.

Did you know the Hospitality Industry is the third largest employer in the country? Studies show that even during a tough economy people will always eat & drink, perhaps more than usual. The growth that Tampa experienced created more job opportunities for professional bartenders. So take the first step and call us today for a no obligation tour of our school.

You’ll see bartending classes in progress, get the feel of being behind the bar, see our training manual and learn about our free job placement program. We will answer any questions you have about our bartending course, so you can make an informed decision as to entering the exciting and profitable career of a Professional Bartender. Read more about a bartending career.

Our Tampa campus is an easy drive from anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area, just use the drop down map.

Call now 813-876-1616 and set a convenient day & time to tour the school or register for a class.

Private Party Bartending Services
The American Bartending School in Tampa offers private party bartending services for your home party, wedding, or special event. Call the school at (813) 876-1616 for more information or fill out our request a bartender form.

Reasons to Become a Bartender:

  • Start earning $600 - $1000 a week.
  • Cash in your pocket every day. (Never broke)
  • Work full or part-time.
  • Make money in a bar instead of spending it.
  • Work in a bar where everyone knows your name.
  • Work in a bar that suits your personality, club, restaurant, hotel, resort, beach bar or private parties.
  • Bartenders have fun and meet interesting people.
  • Bartending is a career that can never be outsourced and is recession-proof.

Reasons to Attend American Bartending School in Tampa

  • We have been training and placing our graduates in the Tampa area since 1978.
  • Our Tampa bartending school gives you the individual hands-on training needed to get great bartending jobs.
  • A diploma and certification offers more opportunities and choices for great bartending jobs.
  • Quick and easy to learn using our copyrighted training manual.
  • Our highly qualified instructors are dedicated to preparing you for a rewarding career as a bartender.
  • Our students receive hands-on training behind a fully equipped bar in a real bar atmosphere.
  • We offer one to five week classes, and adjusted schedules to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • Our bartending school has an on-site placement office with the contacts to get you working quickly.



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The American Bartending School of Tampa, Florida is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education

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