Buffalo NY Bartending School

Find out How to Master A Bartending Job in a Week-Long Lesson

  • Local Bartending School inBuffalo, New York
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 954 LBS students for the last 3 months

Buffalo Bartending School will Teach you:

  • Over 200 basic and fancy drink recipes
  • How to cut fruit and decorate tropical and specialty cocktails
  • How to increase sales and tips
  • How to set up a bar workstation
  • Prepare multiple drinks quickly and easily
  • The best ways to detect illegal drunkenness
  • How to use all of a bartender’s tools
  • How to understand wine service, and tasting

Learning options:

    • Most popular: in-person lessons (you chose the schedule and location)
    • Classes – check availability and schedule with the local representative
    • Online education
    • Staff training for Bar owners and managers
    • Flair bartending to become master bartender

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Local Bartending School of Buffalo, New York welcomes you!

Bartending is an exciting and lucrative career choice in Buffalo, New York, for several compelling reasons. In the past 12 months, New York State has witnessed a surge in the opening of over 800 new bars and restaurants, indicating a growing demand for skilled bartenders. Buffalo, as a major tourist destination with attractions like Niagara Falls, welcomes a steady influx of visitors, contributing to a vibrant tipping culture, where patrons often tip around 20%, ensuring bartenders earn generously.

The combination of competitive hourly wages and substantial tips makes bartending in Buffalo a financially rewarding profession. Buffalo's downtown area, including Chippewa Street and Allentown, is known for its thriving nightlife, offering a multitude of opportunities for bartenders to showcase their skills and make a substantial income.

Obtaining a New York State Bartending Certification is a crucial step for those entering the profession, involving a responsible beverage service training program. Additionally, Bartenders are in high demand at popular locations such as Chippewa Street and the waterfront, where social interactions thrive, making Buffalo an excellent place to enjoy a socially active job while earning well in the process.

LBS has 954 of graduates working in the state of New York.

Number of LBS students working in NEW YORK Bars: 1242

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in NEW YORK : $250

Get Certified in as Little as 7 days

    • Equipment: All equipment and learning materials will be provided. This includes a workbook, bartending tools, and drinks.
    • Location: We can come to your home or teach at one of our multiple locations in Buffalo. Group classes and in-person lessons for the residents of Allentown, Elmwood Village, Waterfront, Amherst, Williamsville, Eggertsville, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, Lackawanna, and West Seneca.

New York Age Requirements:

    • Legal Learning Ages: 18 through 98 (Under 21 is permitted in New York)
    • Course Availability: Bartending 101, 201, and 301 Courses.

Course Curriculum:

    • A step-by-step Mastering Bartending Program with workbook (takes you from beginner to advanced concepts). You will also learn the art of bartending - mastering classic cocktails like the Buffalo Old Fashioned, the Niagara Sour, and the Lake Erie Martini, all while discovering our unique course dedicated to work-life balance, ensuring you excel in both your professional and personal life.


Best bars in Buffalo, New York

Founding Fathers Pub
75 Edward St, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Lucky Day Whiskey Bar
320 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Lockhouse Distillery and Bar
41 Columbia St, Buffalo, NY 14204, United States
Ratings : 4.5
149 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201, United States
Ratings : 4.1
Mr. Goodbar
1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, United States
Ratings : 4.4

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Buffalo is starting Tuesday July 30
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Local Bartending School of Buffalo was founded to help highly motivated students achieve their dreams. The job placement program helped the best students start bartending in Downtown Buffalo, Chippewa Entertainment District, and Elmwood Village. Our Bartending School is excited about our desire to teach customized, private lessons to all ages and abilities throughout NY.

Buffalo, New York Bartending School


Meet the legendary Arnie Jonathan, a rockstar at 60 from Lockport, NY! 🍹 He's proving age is just a number as he dives into the 18-Hour Certification Silver Mixology Course at Local Bartending School. 🎉 Arnie's showing that with the right desire and LBS's system, learning a new craft is for everyone!
And hey, if you're dreaming of tending the bar in New York, the On-premise NY bartending license is your golden ticket. 🎓🍻 In the Empire State, the bartending scene is soaring higher than ever. 🚀 Just last year, over 700 new bars raised their glasses to success. 🥂 So, whether you're 20 or 60, the stage is set for you to shine behind the bar! 🍸🌟

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LBS also offers Personalized bartending services for private parties, corporate events and weddings.

100+ venues we serve in the Buffalo, NY area, including:

  • Statler City at 107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. The historic Statler City provides a grand and opulent setting for weddings and private events, with its stunning ballrooms and timeless elegance.
  • Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (76 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202) combines brewery charm with a fantastic rooftop patio, perfect for lively private parties and weddings.
  • Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201) offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings and special occasions with its world-class acoustics and architectural beauty.
  • Kloc's Grove (1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, NY 14224) - Nestled in West Seneca, Kloc's Grove provides a serene and rustic atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for outdoor weddings and private events.
  • Karasawa Park (42 Duerstein Street, Buffalo, NY 14210). Located in the historic Old First Ward, Karasawa Park offers a unique, urban setting for outdoor gatherings and weddings along the Buffalo River.

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