Tampa Bartending School
American Bartending School serving Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton and Ocala since 1978!
  • 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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Tampa Bartending School

How old do you have to be to bartend in Florida?
Although it varies from state to state, 18 years of age is the legal serving age in Florida. While you must be 21 to drink in Florida, you may legally mix & serve alcoholic beverages at 18. (FL Statute 562.12)

Do I need a high school diploma?
No, a high school diploma is not required to attend classes. That's the great thing about bartending, people can learn job skills and become financially independent. Professionally trained bartenders can easily start out earning from $400.00 to $800.00 per week depending on full or part-time work.

Will I learn everything I need to know to obtain a good bartending position anywhere?
Absolutely - American Bartending School has been successfully training men & women for 35 years. Our comprehensive hands on training program is designed to prepare you for a career in commercial bartending. Graduates work full & part-time after completion in clubs, restaurants, hotels, lounges, cruise ships and country clubs just to name a few. Many of the students enrolling have had no previous bartending experience! Bartending is fun and easy to learn following our program!

How long does it take to learn bartending?
We have two Programs available to choose  between, depending on  which one suits your needs. Call  to set a time for a personal tour of the school or drop in when it's convienent and we will go over both programs with you. To set a time call (813) 876-1616 or 1-800-BARTEND.

Do I get a book to take home?
Yes, All students receive our copyrighted Training Manual, which is regularly being updated to stay current with the industry.

Who does the training?
American Bartending Schools staff has over 42 years of on the job work experience in bartending & management. They are dedicated to preparing our students to be the best. In addition to the training manual you will learn the "tricks of the trade" from actual years of bartending experience from our highly qualified instructors.

Will the School help me find a job?
Yes, American Bartending School has an excellent job placement program available to all graduates who desire our assistance. With over 35 years of experience dealing with establishments, the School does guarantee job opportunities to send graduates out on. Our job referral is a free service to all our graduates for as long as they need it. We also offer national placement assistance.

What are the class hours?
American Bartending School starts a new class each week. We offer morning, afternoon, evening and Weekend classes to accommodate busy scheduling needs. Simply call our admissions office for assistance in choosing the best class times for you.

How large are the classes?
Classes are small as the School does limit the size of each class so the instructors can give personalized attention to each student.

How much is it?
The tuition is definitely affordable to anyone wanting to learn bartending. It is based on the average weekly income of a bartender. Tuition for both programs is discussed when you tour the school. Graduates usually earn their tuition money back the very first week on the job in tips alone! You may reserve a seat in class for only $150.

Call 1 800 BARTEND Now to Register!

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