San Diego CA Bartending School

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  • Local Bartending School inSan Diego, California
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 4339 LBS students for the last 3 months

San Diego 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 San Diego, California welcomes you!

Becoming a bartender in San Diego, California, is an excellent choice due to several compelling reasons. With a diverse metro area population of over 3 million, San Diego offers a thriving hospitality scene that constantly demands skilled bartenders. The Gaslamp Quarter, Pacific Beach, and North Park are renowned districts known for their vibrant nightlife, making them ideal places to kickstart a bartending career.

California requires bartenders to obtain California bartending certification, ensuring safe alcohol service. Beyond financial opportunities, bartending in San Diego promises a fun and dynamic work environment, catering to tourists, beachgoers, and locals alike. With its perfect blend of career prospects, beautiful coastal settings, and vibrant culture, San Diego offers a truly enticing platform for those seeking a fulfilling bartending journey.

LBS has 4339 of graduates working in the state of California.

Number of LBS students working in California Bars: 4574

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in California : $600

You Can Start School Next Week!

    • 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 San Diego. Special "best value" deal for the residents of Downtown San Diego, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Hillcrest, North Park, Chula Vista, and Encinitas.

Legal Age Requirements:

    • Legal Learning Ages: 18 through 98 (Under 21 is permitted in California)
    • 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 a wide range of cocktails, including the ever-popular "San Diego Sunset," while gaining essential bartending skills at our school. In sunny San Diego, you'll also discover the significance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the importance of creating unique, flavor-packed drinks that cater to the city's diverse and health-conscious clientele.


Best bars in San Diego, California

Noble Experiment
777 G St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Aero Club Bar
3365 India St, San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Ratings : 4.7
False Idol
675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Ratings : 4.7
Polite Provisions
4696 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116, United States
Ratings : 4.6
The Whiskey House
420 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Ratings : 4.6

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of San Diego is starting Monday March 04
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

LBS Bartending School of San Diego helps bartenders live their dream. LBS graduates are working at The Waterfront Bar & Grill, ALTITUDE Sky Lounge (rooftop bar in the Gaslamp Quarter), The Nolen, The Whiskey House, Ballast Point Brewing Company ( in Miramar), and many other great venues. Our teachers are ready to teach 1-on-1 lessons to all ages and abilities.

San Diego, California Bartending School


🍸 Sabrina's Mixology Journey: From Murrieta to San Diego Star! 🌟 Sabrina Agras, our enthusiastic student from Murrieta, CA, embarked on her bartending dream with our '50 Hour Certification Gold Course.'
Guided by the talented bartender instructor, Denise P., Sabrina honed her skills through hands-on lessons. With her CA certification in hand, she's now all set to shake up San Diego's cocktail scene, turning her dream into reality! 🥂✨

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

We serve 75+ unique locations in the area:

  • The Prado at Balboa Park (1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101) - this historic venue offers timeless Spanish architecture and lush gardens, creating an enchanting setting for weddings and special events.
  • Tom Ham's Lighthouse (2150 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101) - located on Harbor Island, this iconic lighthouse restaurant features panoramic bay views and a nautical theme, making it an ideal choice for waterfront gatherings.
  • Green Gables Estate (13240 Evening Creek Dr S, San Diego, CA 92128) - tucked away in Rancho Bernardo, this charming estate boasts a picturesque garden, vintage barn, and a serene atmosphere, perfect for rustic weddings and private parties.
  • Luce Loft (1037 J St, San Diego, CA 92101) - situated in the East Village, Luce Loft is an industrial-chic event space with exposed brick walls and skylights, offering a trendy backdrop for corporate events and stylish soirées.

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