Top 3 Bartending Schools in Miami

by Rob Doherty

Welcome to Miami, Florida: the city of pretty beaches and even prettier people. It’s the city that’s known for their basketball team, their cuisine, and some of the best nightclubs in the country. Luckily for you, all of these create a need for bartenders and bartending schools. With so many opportunities to bartend, casinos, hotels, and clubs want only the best. Graduating from one of the following three bartending schools will teach you everything you need to know to land that perfect job whether it’s a bar on the beach, a hotel chain, or a casino.

In this article, we’ll go over the Top 3 Bartending Schools in Miami.

Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing
10455th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

40 hours

For years Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing has worked with aspiring bartenders to reach their goals of bartending in Miami. Offering workshops in both flair and mixology, students get a well rounded, hands-on education. The school offers classes in both the day and evening so students can take classes on their schedule. What makes Elite so unique is that they are a staffing agency as well. Although they cannot guarantee you a job upon graduation, they are in charge of staffing large events in Miami such as the Ultra Music Festival, Miami Heat basketball games, and the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl. So not only do they teach you how to be an excellent bartender by teaching you tips and techniques of the trade, but they can offer you assistance upon graduation at popular bars and events in the area.

ABC Bartending School – Miami
7329 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33144

40 hours

Since 1977, ABC Bartending has been teaching students the craft of bartending. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the school has gotten rave reviews from students and bars alike. Since their inception, the staff has done a great job at networking with local bars, hotels, and venues in the Miami area, helping to ensure that students continuously find employment upon graduation. With so many events taking place in Miami and so many bars in the area, bartenders are always in demand.

During the 40 hour course students learn about mixing cocktails, bar terms, equipment, and handling money. In the Miami school, classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening. There is a regular two week program and an accelerated week-long program to choose from. Because Miami has a large percentage of Spanish speakers, the school offers classes in both English and Spanish. Lauren A., a former student at the ABC Bartending School in Miami had a great experience: “I absolutely loved my time there, their connections with jobs and events is definitely a plus as well. I can’t say enough good things about this place!” Other graduates at the ABC Bartending School in Miami have gone on to work at restaurants in the Marriott hotels and Ritz Carlton.

786 Bartend
115 N 21st Ave
Hollywood, FL 33020

40 hours

At 786 Bartend, courses are taught by experienced bartenders in a fun, relaxed environment. Each class is held in a real nightclub so you can get firsthand experience of what the scene will look and feel like when you start working. Afraid you won’t get a job after graduation? 786 Bartend runs a staffing agency all over Florida and they’ve worked with corporations and small businesses alike on themed events, golf tournaments, and black tie events. They’ve staffed for bartenders, servers, product samplers and promotional models, as well. Classes start several times a month in both Miami and Hollywood and come complete with training, techniques, and drink recipes.

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