"Serving the entire Bay Area & Northern California"


About Our Bartending School

Thanks for your interest in National Bartenders Bartending School. National Bartenders School has been in the business of training bartenders for over 20 years, the Casino College has trained casino dealers for over 12 years. We have been at our present location here in Mountain View, California for more then 10 years. That kind of longevity is indicative of the success we’ve experienced over the years helping people find a new direction in their career and in their lives. We serve the entire Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose, Southbay, Eastbay, Oakland & Peninsula.

Our Bartending Course takes 40 hours. We offer three Bartending Classes a day (morning, afternoon and evening). So one class a day lets you finish in two weeks and two classes a day gets you done in one week. However, you are under no time constraints. If you prefer to take more time, that is completely up to you. The programs are designed to be self-paced which ensure you are comfortable with the information, knowledge and skill sets we train you in. You tell us when you are ready to test out, not the other way around. At any time, you may repeat any class or repeat several of the classes or repeat the entire course. There is never an additional charge for this and it is a lifetime benefit that can be used while enrolled or anytime after graduation. For the Bartender School, the final exam consists of a written and practical (pour) evaluation.

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Upon satisfactory completion of the bartender course final exam, you are awarded your certificate and have immediate access to our job placement assistance program. We are also now offering Online Job Placement Assistance. This is also a lifetime benefit and there is also never an additional charge for this service. Placement assistance can be utilized not only in the San Francisco Bay Area, but at over 150 affiliated Bartending Schools across the US. Simply show them your certificate and they’ll treat you like you came out of their Bartending School for purposes of both placement and refresher classes, no charge.

Our instructors are all experienced professional bartenders. They are skilled, patient, knowledgeable and friendly, with a great deal of inside information to convey to their students. The emphasis is hands-on training: In the bartender school, each class starts with lecture and demonstration. But after that, everyone goes behind the bar and spends the balance of the class mixing drinks and practicing the recipes taught that day. More then 75% of the students time is spent this way because this is where the real learning takes place… by doing. The school’s cocktail lounge classroom contains front and back bars, bar sinks, speed racks, ice bins and cocktail units, soda guns, mixing equipment, blenders, garnish trays, ice machine, bar stools, hundreds of assorted bar glassware, liquor bottles and mixes. You’ll learn speed and free pouring techniques that uncertified bartenders never learn. You’ll also learn how to pour several drinks at a time, using the correct glassware, the importance of presentation, the different types and varieties of liquor, including their origin and history. These special skills clearly distinguish a professional from an amateur and will distinguish you when you apply for a job.
No language barriers! We’re bilingual (including Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish)
Take the first class on us. Sit-in on a lecture and demonstration. Then get behind the bar and try your hand mixing a few cocktails - all at no cost and no obligation to you.
Lifetime, Free refresher courses & Job Placement Assistance at more than 150 affiliate schools
20 Year Track Record of providing the best Bartending Training in the Bay Area
Course Variety - including Bartending 101, Flair, Tips Training & Bar Management Courses
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As one of the premiere Bartending Schools in the US, a professional certificate of completion in any of our courses is a recognized and valued document, that can open a multitude of employment doors. Our school attracts students not only from the Bay Area and Northern California, but from across the country, as well as internationally - including Canada, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

By enrolling in our Bartending Training program you can have the best of both worlds, combining business and pleasure. Our location in Mountain View, California, is in the heart of the world famous Silicon Valley. We are less then 30 minutes away from San Francisco International Airport and less then 20 minutes away from San Jose International Airport, close to various mass transit, world class shopping centers, entertainment venues and quality but reasonably priced accommodations. We are centrally located to major tourist destinations such as San Francisco and Monterey/Carmel on the coast, wine country, a large variety of card clubs, Indian casinos and only a few hours from Lake Tahoe, Nevada casinos and Yosemite National Park. Call us for information on package deals.

Our tuition is reasonable and there are no hidden charges. One price includes registration, all training, testing and certification, text book and materials, lifetime job placement assistance and lifetime refresher classes. We also offer substantial discounts to Bartending School students who enroll in the Casino College. In the real bar and casino world, the more skills you possess, the more employable you are. Call us toll free at 1.800.556.6499 to get all your questions answered and receive a quote on the course or courses you’re interested in.
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