Bartending Classes

Only $199 for our 2-week bartending course.  Our next WEEKDAY Bartending Class begins on 4/21.  Our next WEEKEND Bartending Class begins on 4/26.  Seats are very limited.  Contact us today.  See bottom of page.

“ABC school in the Bronx has the best bartending training in New York City!”  - Citysearch.com

Welcome to the ABC Training Center Bartending School, home of one of the most established and well respected bartending schools in New York City.  We are proud to have trained countless bartenders who have gone on to work all over New York and beyond.  Our graduates work in bars, restaurants, clubs, pubs, lounges, hotels – anywhere alcohol is served.  The point is: our grads work!  ABC Training Center will arm you with all of the skills that you’ll need to make the most of this in-demand career.

Why take your bartending classes at ABC Training Center?  Easy.  Our formula for success is simple.  We offer:

  • complete two-week, hands-on bartending classes
  • new classes every 2 weeks
  • brand new, modern facilities and equipment
  • flexibility – day, night and weekend schedules
  • real training at real bars
  • friendly, professional instructors with many years of experience
  • a modern and practical curriculum
  • job placement assistance

All at a location that is minutes from Manhattan.


Go ahead and compare

We are proud to say that no other bartending school in NYC can offer the value that ABC Training Center can.  And that’s because we provide excellent training for the lowest tuition for bartending classes in NY – only $199.  Just compare that to other schools such as:

Authentic Bartending School:           $595

New York Bartending School:           $695

American Bartending School:            $895

The “other”ABC Bartending School:   $395 (Nat’l chain/Not affiliated with us)

ABC TRAINING CENTER         $199

So shop around and see for yourself the value that we offer.  Then call us.  We’ll have your spot ready and waiting for you.

Bartending Class Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday for 2 weeks

10AM – 2PM OR

2PM – 6PM OR

6PM – 10PM

 

  • Weekends, Sat – Sun, 10 AM – 5 PM for 3 weekends

 

Our approach
Our approach is simple, practical and effective.  You’ll be guided by some of the best in the business.  Bartending classes at ABC Training Center include everything you need to know about becoming a bartender including: bar set-up and breakdown, equipment/tools/supplies, speed bartending and multiple drink preparation, pouring and measuring accuracy, cash register and money handling, on-site practice, customer service,  job search seminar,  and so much more.  Don’t worry.  By the time you finish with us, you’ll be amazed at what you’ve learned.  You’ll be ready.  You’ll be a bartender.

Listen to what our grads have to say
“Thanks, ABC!  All the training I got here was worth it!  I’m working at the Blue Lagoon here in the Bronx.  My first job, and it was EASY with everything I learned from you!  The preparation I got was the BEST!” — Shaniqua Daley

“I shopped around and ABC Training Center in the Bronx offered the best bartending classes in NY for my money.  They provided excellent training and helped me find a job.” – Chloe Arriaga

“I couldn’t believe that for only $199, I could attend one of the best bartending schools in NYC.  I learned so much there.  I felt really prepared and landed a job in no time at all.” - Jason Hernandez

“I have recently completed the bartender’s course with Tina Brulport.  Tina is a knowledgeable and informative instructor and it was an absolute  pleasure being in her class.  Thank you.” – Gianni Holmström

“I want to comment on the way the curriculum was set up.  It was set up to help us understand the fundamentals of bartending.  I’ve learned the most important thing about being a bartender is not about how fast you work because sure everyone loves a fast and fun bartender but this class teaches you how to sell and keep your customers coming back.  It is about learning to multi-task, using your creativity, and being a good sales person, speed will come on its own.  In order to learn all this you must start off learning the basics and focus on the important stuff and build from there.  Repetition is key to being a great fast working bartender.  Thanks Dave and Tina and Duval for spreading your knowledge!!” – Tuoi

“I attended Tina’s bartending class from 10-2. I loved her class she gave me the basic rules on what to do and not to do. I appreciate it so much and this experience was worth so much more than what I paid for. Never did I think that I could be a bartender but I am now confident. In other words I would not take back the experience, and the wisdom that you and Tina taught my fellow classmates and me.” – Genesis Fanini

ABC Training Center is licensed by the New York State Department of Education.

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Behind the bar: What to consider

david-herwitzInstructor David Herwitz on how to make a living as a bartender.

What you should look for in classes and programs:

David Herwitz is one of the most popular, experienced and knowledgeable bartending instructors in New York City.  For more than 20 years, he earned a living exclusively behind the bar, everywhere from local pubs to two-star restaurants. Today, he is the director of a bartender training program at ABC Training Center in the Bronx.

What should a student look for in a bartenders training program? A lot of schools will posture and kind of insinuate that they’re selling you a license. In New York State there’s no such thing as a license to be a bartender. Bars are licensed, not bartenders. A lot of the schools are locked into a pre-approved, Department of Education curriculum. I mean, according to that, you’ve got to teach how to make a Grasshopper. Nobody orders that these days.  There are schools out there that teach a bizarre, “bartender school” style of bartending that is instantly recognizable to people that hire bartenders, and generally disdained by them.  My school is licensed by the Education Department too–but I wrote a MODERN, PRACTICAL curriculum and got it approved.  It’s very detailed and thorough.   So you should make sure you’re going to get experience in specific situations, not just recipes.  You don’t want a school where the teacher simply recites out-dated drink recipes,the students write them down, and that’s it.  There’s a LOT more to the job than that!  The program should prepare students to be flexible  and confident in every situation.  I make sure to get students behind a real bar, serving real alcohol, for real money, to real customers.

How do you know if this is right for you? Having an excellent short term memory is helpful. You want to have a certain amount of coordination with your feet and hands. But, remember, what a lot of people think is speed is actually good pre-shift preparation–the bartender got there early, made sure everything was just where he would need it.  It’s preparation and repetition. But if you have a confident personality, the technical part can be learned. I see schools where students are taught to race through an arbitrary number of drink preparations in a specific time period with a stopwatch, which is ridiculous.  You can’t teach a bartender to be fast by doing that.  The right way to teach speed is to teach the correct procedures, and have the student do them the right way–over and over and over again.

Why is bartending a great skill to have? “Bartending is a job that’s always readily available, even in an economy like this one. Bartenders are transient — a lot of actors, singers and writers. So the jobs turn over constantly; the need is great, and a good bartender can work as much as he or she wants. And the money’s good. For me, I made more than I did in the white-collar sector.”

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