Philadelphia PA Bartending School

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  • Local Bartending School inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 920 LBS students for the last 3 months

Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania welcomes you!

Becoming a bartender in Philadelphia, PA, is an excellent choice due to the vibrant and diverse bar scene in this city of over 1.5 million people. Areas like Center City, Fishtown, and Old City are known for their bustling nightlife, offering numerous job opportunities in bars, restaurants, and clubs. Philadelphia boasts an impressive count of over 12,000 eating and drinking establishments, providing ample prospects for aspiring bartenders.

Pennsylvania's unique liquor laws, which include state-controlled alcohol sales and specific licensing requirements, make formal bartending certification essential. Completing the necessary training and obtaining the required license opens doors to various establishments throughout the city. Furthermore, Philadelphia's thriving event industry offers bartenders the chance to work at private parties and weddings, increasing their income potential.

In this dynamic city, bartenders not only enjoy excellent earning potential but also have the opportunity to create memorable experiences for both locals and tourists, making it a rewarding and exciting career choice."

LBS has 920 of graduates working in the state of Pennsylvania.

Number of LBS students working in PENNSYLVANIA Bars: 1200

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in PENNSYLVANIA : $250

How to Start:

    • 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 Philadelphia. Special offers for the residents of Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square West, Society Hill, Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, Point Breeze, Fairmount, Brewerytown, Fishtown, University City, Powelton Village, Cedar Park, Somerton, Bustleton, and Mayfair.

Pennsylvania Age Requirements:

    • Legal Learning Ages: 18 through 98 (Under 21 is permitted in Pennsylvania)
    • 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 ). You will learn the art of crafting classic cocktails such as the Philly favorite "Citywide Special" (a shot and a beer) and the iconic "Philadelphia Fish House Punch," while gaining insights into local drinking traditions and Pennsylvania's unique liquor laws.


Best bars in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Library Bar
210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Ratings : 4.5
The Trestle Inn
339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Ratings : 4.5
The Ranstead Room
2013 Ranstead St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Graffiti Bar
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Ratings : 4.3
1737 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Ratings : 4.4

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Philadelphia is starting Saturday December 16
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Bartending School of Philadelphia provides educational services bartenders start a successful career. Job placement program is designed to help our graduates to start working in Center City, Fishtown, Old City, Northern Liberties, and University City, including iconic nightclub "The Barbary" (951 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125). Our teachers are ready to teach 1-on-1 lessons to all ages(above 18 by Pennsylvania state law).

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bartending School


Sherief Sutton: From Lancaster to Philly's Bartending Scene 🍹🌆
Sherief, our star student, aced the 'Basic Mixology/Certification Course' with Master Bartender Instructor Joey D. His in-home hands-on lessons brought the art of bartending right to his doorstep in Lancaster, PA.
Now, armed with his PA bartending certification, he's set to shake things up in the vibrant Philadelphia metro.

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

We can serve 100+ venues in the area, including:

  • The Down Town Club (600 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) - a historic Philadelphia venue with stunning cityscape views, providing a sophisticated backdrop for weddings and corporate events.
  • The Ballroom at the Ben (834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) - a blend of classic architecture and modern elegance, The Ballroom at the Ben offers an opulent setting for memorable events and grand celebrations.
  • The Horticulture Center (100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131) - nestled within Fairmount Park, The Horticulture Center features lush gardens and a sleek event space, perfect for outdoor weddings and gatherings.
  • Front & Palmer (1750 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122) - an industrial chic venue in the vibrant Fishtown neighborhood, known for its artistic ambiance and creative event design.
  • The Lucy (231 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) - located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Lucy combines historic charm with contemporary sophistication, offering a versatile space for any special occasion.

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