How it Works

How it Works

The Story


Local Bartending School started when an internet entrepreneur and a nightclub/bar owner met in 2011.

The bar owner expressed frustration over his difficulty finding adept bartenders. New bartenders arrived at his bar with no clue how to operate the bar, point of sale machines, or measure a shot.

Acknowledging the uniform high interest in bartending across the nation, the entrepreneur and bar owner decided to go into business together. A system was developed to screen and develod a national certification campaign gathering instructors to provide lessons. By 2012, we had 300 instructors and today, there are over 5,100 certified LBS Pros.

Welcome to LBS. We specialize in instruction for pro and beginner bartenders.

Close to home. Instead of driving 30 minutes to go to lessons, our large amount of instructors allows us to have someone close to you.

Established as the first national bar network in America. Our instructors have more instructional experience.



No other program is able to offer instructors with a national certification. Our 5 step screening process has built our current reputation. Teaching bartending on site begins with demonstration and technique. But then most of the coach's work is about correcting slight deviations from the correct way of foot placement and timing.

Why LBS?

LBS is the oldest nationwide bartending school operating (in-person) in over 1300 facilities. With LBS, you have the ability to select from thousands of instructors to best match your needs. Whether you are a beginner or looking to go pro, LBS is here to help!

Getting a Lesson is REALLY Easy!


There's no excuse at all not to start your bartending education

"I doubt you serve my area."
With over 1300 pre-screened instructors, and America's largest bartending school, we are able to serve most of the country. If we are unable to, we will refer you to another local bartending school who can help you.


"I'm concerned about having an instructor come to my house."
Joining LBS's instructional team is one of the most coveted and difficult tasks for seasoned instructors. Our hiring department get hundreds of applications each week, keeping only the top 2% of instructors. All instructors have earned a national certification in safety by passing a rigorous training, background checks, and exam.




“Yes, I (or a loved one) want to be coached by a screened, nationally certified & experienced LBS instructor to bartend, right in my house. Quickly show me a list of LBS instructors serving my area.”

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