Thanks for the question. Bartenders may teach themselves or learn on the job by working as a bartender helper or assistant. Most bartenders don’t complete formal training for their jobs.
Some bartenders go to bartending schools to receive their initial training. Bartending schools exist across the United States, and experts recommend choosing one that is licensed by your state’s department of education and offers programs that take at least 40 hours to complete.
Students in bartending courses learn how to use bar equipment, mix a wide variety of cocktails, pour different types of beverages, and provide good customer service. They may also learn about health and safety issues, working with cash registers, and interviewing for bartender positions.
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