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New York State Law Requires Bartenders to be Only 18. The best part about being a bartender in NYC is the leniency in its alcoholic laws. Alcohol cannot be consumed only from 4:00 am to 8:00 am in some states and the rest of the day is all yours to visit any pub or bar you want. All you have to do is get the required training with the help of Local Bartending School (LBS) and give the exam to get the certificate. Some famous cities of New York City are Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester and there are 56 more.

The NY Certification Exam Takes 30 Minutes. The exam is taken under the supervision of an examiner even though you take the course online. The test takes almost 30 minutes and there is a fee for this exam. The training is so extensive that the students actually get to sit at the bars where the qualified instructors show how to prepare all kinds of drinks and beverages so that they practically learn it.

LBS’s New York Certification Course. The course covers topics such as spotting someone who has had too much to drink, to check IDs properly and the liabilities and responsibilities of the bartender. You can attend in-class, in-person or online courses whatever suits you best. The acceptable forms of identification cards are Valid New York State driver’s license or non-driver identification card or a valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card from any other US state, territory, or possession or Canada, valid United States military identification, valid passport or visa from the United States government or any other country.

Bartending course will enable you to identify these cards if they are authentic and then serve the customer. You can also take on premise or off-premise courses for bartending. On-premise serving course can be taken if you are working at a bar or restaurant. The off-premise responsible serving course can be taken if you are working in a convenience store, liquor store, or other off-premises sales business.

Bartending in NYC is a fantastic choice due to its vibrant nightlife scene and diverse neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Lower East Side, and Hell's Kitchen, which offer bustling bars and ample opportunities for bartenders. With the city's constant growth and influx of tourists, the bartending industry is thriving, making it an exciting career option. Plus, snagging a special NY bartending certification is a must for landing gigs in this dynamic and demanding market.

LBS has 964 of graduates working in the state of New York.

Number of LBS students working in New York Bars: 1277

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in New York : $570

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 New York.
    • We have instructors/classes in NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and other locations.

Age Requirements:

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

Licensing Authority in New York

    • Nevada Department of Taxation handles all the certification and permits for bars and bartending. All beverage alcohol permits are regulated by each individual county and once you have the required the training, you can apply for it in your respective county and it will be provided to you if you pass the test.
    • The Nevada Bartending Course can be taken any time you want because it is held every month. Local Bartending Schools offer a 10 hour to 2-day course after which you should be able to know how to spot someone who has been drinking too much, how to properly check IDs and the responsibilities/liabilities of the server.

    Course Curriculum:

      • The Ultimate Bartending Program includes a comprehensive workbook (takes you from beginner to advanced ). You will learn the art of crafting a diverse array of cocktails, from timeless classics like the Manhattan and New York Sour to contemporary favorites influenced by the vibrant New York City scene.



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230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States
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School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of New York is starting Thursday August 01
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Bartending School of New York helps bartenders start a successful career. Our Bartending School is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages(above 18 by New York state law) throughout NY.

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New York’s Two Types of Courses

You can also take on and off-premise course.
On-premise serving course can be taken if you are working at a bar or restaurant. The off-premise responsible serving course can be taken if you are working in a convenience store, liquor store, or other off-premises sales business.
The courses may be taken in-class, in-person or online. LBS provides all these types of courses and its certification is valid throughout New York.
New York Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, State Liquor Authority handles all the certification and permits for the alcohol related issues. Each Licensing Bureau statewide receives, examines and investigates license and permit applications within its Zone to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements of the State Liquor Authority as provided for in the ABC Law and Rules. LBS is an accredited institution that can give you the required training to pass the examination and apply for the certificate.


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The cost of certification in New York through this online course is $89.99-$399.99. New York Regulations for Bartenders, Sellers, Servers actually have a few Happy Hour Laws. To offer, sell, serve or deliver an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price is prohibited. You can contact New York Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, State Liquor Authority on the following number:
Telephone: (518) 474-3114.
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