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Local Bartending School of Maine welcomes you!

Bartending in Maine is really taking off, especially with new bars and restaurants popping up all over the place in the past 15 months. Whether you're in the vibrant scene of Portland, the cool vibes of Bangor, or the cozy spots in Augusta, bartending is becoming the thing. Check out joints like The Thirsty Pig on Exchange Street or The Great Lost Bear on Forest Ave in Portland—they're the go-to spots. What makes it even better is Maine's unique way of tipping, giving bartenders a shot at some serious cash. And guess what? You can score big at weddings and parties happening all around this beautiful state!

LBS has 955 of graduates working in the state of Maine.

Number of LBS students working in MAINE Bars: 1284

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in MAINE : $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 Maine.

Legal Age Requirements:

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

Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations (BABLO)

    • BABLO is responsible for the enforcement of Maine’s liquor laws. Prohibiting the sales to and the consumption by minors of alcoholic beverages is their main advocate. The Bureau works with Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services to spread responsibility and awareness for alcohol and gambling.
    • Learn more here

Bartending 101 Curriculum:

    • The Ultimate Bartending Program with workbook (takes you from beginner to advanced concepts).


Best bars in Maine

Blyth & Burrows
26 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Ratings : 4.8
64A Market St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Ratings : 4.7
36 Market St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Ratings : 4.6
769 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Cocktail Mary
229 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, United States
Ratings : 4.7

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Maine is starting Sunday December 10
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Local Bartending Schools (LBS) can help you into becoming a licensed bartender and work in famous bars here in Maine. Bartending career is considered a dream job to many. Local government is lenient its age limit and allows persons 18 years old and up to perform bartending duties and serve on some of the bars around the state. If you train with us, we will provide the all training needs like equipment and materials.

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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.

Choose your Certification Option:

  • Our Maine Online Bartending Certification Course.
  • Join a group or one of our bartending classes
  • Hire Our 1-on-1 Bar Instructors to Train & Certify you Quick & Easy!