Richmond VA Bartending School

Discover How to Master Bartending in a 7 Day Lesson

  • Local Bartending School inRichmond, Virginia
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 940 LBS students for the last 3 months

Richmond 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 Richmond, Virginia welcomes you!

Becoming a bartender in Richmond, Virginia, offers a multitude of advantages. The vibrant Richmond metropolitan area, with a population of over 1.2 million, presents ample opportunities for budding mixologists. Areas like Shockoe Bottom, Carytown, and the Fan District are brimming with bars, restaurants, and craft cocktail lounges, providing a diverse and bustling work environment.

Virginia requires bartenders to obtain VA bartending certification, ensuring a strong foundation in responsible alcohol service. This certification not only enhances your bartending skills but also demonstrates your commitment to safe and responsible serving practices.

Beyond the financial benefits, bartending in Richmond is incredibly fun. The city's thriving craft beer scene, local distilleries, and appreciation for creative mixology make it an exciting place to experiment and innovate behind the bar. From classic cocktails to inventive libations, Richmond's dynamic and supportive bartender community ensures an enjoyable and rewarding career in the world of bartending.

LBS has 940 of graduates working in the state of Virginia.

Number of LBS students working in VIRGINIA Bars: 1214

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in VIRGINIA : $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 Richmond. Lessons and Classes available in Downtown, The Fan District, Shockoe Bottom, Carytown, West End, Midlothian, and Northside.

Age Requirements:

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

Course Curriculum:

    • A step-by-step Mastering Bartending Program includes a comprehensive workbook (takes you from beginner to advanced concepts). You will learn the art of crafting over 300 cocktails, including Richmond favorites like the "Richmond Rickey" and "James River Julep," during your bartending school experience. Additionally, you'll gain insights into Richmond's craft beer culture, locally distilled spirits, and the city's penchant for creative mixology, preparing you for a thriving bartending career in the heart of Virginia.


Best bars in Richmond, Virginia

The Jasper
3113 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Switch Pop-Up Bar
13 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
Ratings : 4.4
217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Rosie Connolly's Pub Restaurant
1548 E Main St A, Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Ratings : 4.7
Penny Lane Pub
421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Ratings : 4.4

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Richmond is starting Monday December 18
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

LBS Bartending School of Richmond provides educational services bartenders find jobs and start to work in a career they love. The best graduated are working in local bars and restaurants located in Downtown Richmond, Carytown, Scott's Addition, Shockoe Bottom, and The Fan District. LBS is excited about our desire to teach 1-on-1 lessons to all ages and abilities. We can help you earn lots of money being a bartender as soon as the next couple of months!

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Be taught bartending from the comfort of your own home
LBS also offers Personalized bartending services for private parties, corporate events and weddings.

We serve more than 50 venues, including:

  • Maymont Mansion and Grounds (1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220) - a picturesque historic estate featuring lush gardens, a stately mansion, and serene landscapes, providing an elegant backdrop for weddings and special events.
  • The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing (4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231) - a waterfront venue nestled along the James River, offering scenic views, modern design, and exceptional event spaces for private gatherings and corporate functions.
  • The Renaissance (107 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220) - a downtown hotel with a blend of modern and historic elements, featuring versatile event spaces, perfect for corporate meetings, weddings, and social gatherings.

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