Discover How to Master A Bartending Job in a Two Week-Long Class

  • Local Bartending School inWashington, DC
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 927 LBS students for the last 3 months

Washington 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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Becoming a bartender in Washington, D.C., offers an array of opportunities, making it an excellent choice for both newcomers to the workforce and career changers. The nation's capital boasts a thriving hospitality industry, with popular bar and restaurant hubs in areas like Adams Morgan, Georgetown, and the U Street Corridor, providing bartenders with diverse work environments and bustling clientele.

Moreover, attending a hands-on private bartending school in D.C. opens doors to bartending careers nationwide. With the U.S. consistently embracing the craft cocktail scene, skilled bartenders are in demand across the country. The potential for high earnings through tips is substantial in D.C., where patrons often tip generously, and it's renowned for its bustling tourism scene, drawing visitors to its bars year-round.

The opportunity to be part of this vibrant industry, explore a rewarding career path, and earn substantial tips makes bartending in Washington, D.C., an enticing option for anyone looking to thrive in the world of mixology.

LBS has 927 of graduates working in the state of DC.

Number of LBS students working in DC Bars: 1245

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in DC : $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 Washington. Including: City Center, Columbia Heights, Georgetown, as well as Arlington, Alexandria, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville, Reston, and Fairfax.

Age Requirements:

    • Legal Learning Ages: 18 through 98 (Under 21 is permitted in DC)
    • 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 ). You will learn the art of crafting over 300 cocktails, including local favorites like the "Cherry Blossom Martini" and "Capitol Cooler," during your bartending school experience. Additionally, you'll gain a deep understanding of the diverse and sophisticated tastes of Washington, D.C., where cocktail culture thrives amid a backdrop of political intrigue, cultural diversity, and a vibrant dining scene.


Best bars in Washington, DC

barmini by José Andrés
501 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Ratings : 4.7
Morris American Bar
1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
Ratings : 4.5
Denson Liquor Bar
600 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States
Ratings : 4.6
The Crown & Crow
1317 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Ratings : 4.6

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Washington is starting Sunday July 28
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Local Bartending School of Washington provides educational services bartenders live their dream. Our graduates are working in multiple bars and restaurants at Georgetown (along the Potomac River), U Street Corridor, and for sure at Adams Morgan. The unique DC Job Placement program is really working. LBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 lessons to all ages and abilities throughout DC.

Washington, DC Bartending School


✨🍹 Donica Hill, a vibrant student from Woodbridge, VA (22191), can't contain her excitement after experiencing the hands-on bartending magic with local Bartender Instructor Tiffani R. at the Local Bartending School's '40 Hour Certification Gold Course.' With personalized 1-on-1 scheduling, she's crafting cocktails with joy right at home! Cheers to her bartending journey, soon to sparkle behind the bar of a local hotspot! 🥂🍸
🍸 Stirring Up Success: Check out Kyle Nordheimer, repping Bethesda, MD! 🥃 Diving into the 18 Hour Certification Silver Course, he teamed up with master mixologist Carlos R.! 🌟 Private lessons had him juggling more than 50 killer cocktails with finesse. 🍹💥 Bartending in the USA? You're in for some serious cash and our LBS-certified bartenders don't just own local bars – private events and parties are where the bank's at! 🎉💰 Btw, in the DC metro area, bartending's booming with a 30% surge. 🌆🍻
Meet Darrin Wade, 33, from Washington, DC! Wanting to master the art of mixology, he opted for in-home hands-on lessons. With local bartender instructor Tiffanii R., Darrin dove into crafting cocktails like Margaritas and learning all about popular garnishes for DC's vibrant cocktail scene. Now equipped with valuable skills, he's ready to shake up the bartending world in the nation's capital!

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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.

100 + exclusive venues we serve in the DC area, e.g.:

  • Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007) - nestled in Georgetown, Dumbarton House is a charming Federal-style mansion surrounded by lush gardens, providing an intimate setting for weddings and intimate gatherings.
  • The Loft at 600 F (600 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004) - located in the historic Penn Quarter, this contemporary loft space features modern design and flexible layouts, perfect for corporate gatherings and chic soirées.
  • The National Press Club (529 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20045) - an iconic venue in the heart of D.C., the National Press Club offers historic elegance, making it ideal for upscale events with a touch of grandeur.

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