Authentic Bartending School

★★★★★
  • 45 W 34th St

    New York, NY 10001

    Map & Directions
  • 212-736-4422

Education

Education
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Stuyvesant High School

345 Chambers St New York, NY

Resultset_next

Ciao West

185 Bleecker St New York, NY

4.8028 71
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Authentic Bartending School was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1
.

This school should be closed! They are a bunch of blood-sucking worms at best.They make a point of treating the students like they are morons during the enrollment process.Making it seem like the classes are always packed,and there is a

3
★★★★★

This school should be closed! They are a bunch of blood-sucking worms at best.They make a point of treating the students like they are morons during the enrollment process.Making it seem like the classes are always packed,and there is a

.

This school is lousy.I think I would have done far better off attending another school,at half the price.I thought about attending this school almost a year ago.When I first made an appointment to go there,I was told that I was going to be

3
★★★★★

This school is lousy.I think I would have done far better off attending another school,at half the price.I thought about attending this school almost a year ago.When I first made an appointment to go there,I was told that I was going to be

.

My brother went to this school, and he says, that is awful. The teachers waste your time, classes really end up taking two hours. And the job placement is a joke. Placing a job per month, on their website, and nobody is going to hire you

3
★★★★★

My brother went to this school, and he says, that is awful. The teachers waste your time, classes really end up taking two hours. And the job placement is a joke. Placing a job per month, on their website, and nobody is going to hire you

.

Where should I begin? Well for starters,I think that all of the bartending schools in this city do two things: #1-teach you bartending skills to help you become a bartender.#2- tell you anything that you want to hear to make their school

3
★★★★★

Where should I begin? Well for starters,I think that all of the bartending schools in this city do two things: #1-teach you bartending skills to help you become a bartender.#2- tell you anything that you want to hear to make their school

.

LOVED It!!!!!
i had so much fun attending this school. it was a bite price but well worth is....cant wait to go back for my refresher course. The teachers were great and i loved how if we needed any extra reviews on something, even if

3
★★★★★

LOVED It!!!!!
i had so much fun attending this school. it was a bite price but well worth is....cant wait to go back for my refresher course. The teachers were great and i loved how if we needed any extra reviews on something, even if

.

I can not be any happier with how authentic bartending school has turned my life around. With the economy being in bad shape for quite some time now i had trouble finding work. I graduated 4 months ago and they were able to help me get a

3
★★★★★

I can not be any happier with how authentic bartending school has turned my life around. With the economy being in bad shape for quite some time now i had trouble finding work. I graduated 4 months ago and they were able to help me get a

.

hey, slow down ppl, the first time i attended Bartending school what oct 2010. I still go back for my refresher course. I lik this school, hate the smell of the bottles, if they would put A LITTLE CLOROX IN THE WATER, just a cap full in

3
★★★★★

hey, slow down ppl, the first time i attended Bartending school what oct 2010. I still go back for my refresher course. I lik this school, hate the smell of the bottles, if they would put A LITTLE CLOROX IN THE WATER, just a cap full in

.

With the economy in a mess I figured I'd better pick up some job skills that could develop into a job. A couple of my friends have been bartenders over the last few years and have done pretty well so I thought I'd look into bartending

3
★★★★★

With the economy in a mess I figured I'd better pick up some job skills that could develop into a job. A couple of my friends have been bartenders over the last few years and have done pretty well so I thought I'd look into bartending

.

I did the bartending school and found it to be very helpful. I learned how to make a lot of cool drinks, a little about how to come up with my own recipes, and thought the instructor was very knowledgeable. I did end up finding a job

3
★★★★★

I did the bartending school and found it to be very helpful. I learned how to make a lot of cool drinks, a little about how to come up with my own recipes, and thought the instructor was very knowledgeable. I did end up finding a job

.

the school does suck it smells its a mess and I havent met one kid that has gotten a job from there. also they hound and hound you for your money and tell you theres a special goin on for 460 if you sign up before the new year I just met

3
★★★★★

the school does suck it smells its a mess and I havent met one kid that has gotten a job from there. also they hound and hound you for your money and tell you theres a special goin on for 460 if you sign up before the new year I just met

.

This school is nasty.

The office looks like a train wreck. They've had a "please pardon our look while we renovate" sign up there for lord knows how long even though no changes have even been made. Garnish materials and coasters that are

3
★★★★★

This school is nasty.

The office looks like a train wreck. They've had a "please pardon our look while we renovate" sign up there for lord knows how long even though no changes have even been made. Garnish materials and coasters that are

.

As a student at Authentic Bartending School I started to feel uncomfortable by the negative reviews. I attended Bar Night this week and was disgusted by what I had experienced. The instructor there was Troy as others have stated in

3
★★★★★

As a student at Authentic Bartending School I started to feel uncomfortable by the negative reviews. I attended Bar Night this week and was disgusted by what I had experienced. The instructor there was Troy as others have stated in

.

I graduated bartending school 3 weeks ago and was invited to guest bartend at Glen Roy's Sports Bar & Tavern. I made an appointment with Troy the school instructor at the sports bar for the job placement process.

I felt like I went to

3
★★★★★

I graduated bartending school 3 weeks ago and was invited to guest bartend at Glen Roy's Sports Bar & Tavern. I made an appointment with Troy the school instructor at the sports bar for the job placement process.

I felt like I went to

.

I Just got out of college in May.My folks had been trying to get me to work part-time with my brother in his catering business.I would get up at 5:30 in the morning every day Monday thru Friday and not return home until almost 8 o'clock at

3
★★★★★

I Just got out of college in May.My folks had been trying to get me to work part-time with my brother in his catering business.I would get up at 5:30 in the morning every day Monday thru Friday and not return home until almost 8 o'clock at

.

I first off must say that I would have thought to be the last person to even consider bartending schools.I have a background in marketing and worked for 12 years in this field.I was recently laid off and to my amaze,it took me 6 months of

3
★★★★★

I first off must say that I would have thought to be the last person to even consider bartending schools.I have a background in marketing and worked for 12 years in this field.I was recently laid off and to my amaze,it took me 6 months of

.

I graduated from Authentic Bartending School in May and was lucky enough to find a job in the upper east side through CONTACTS (not their stupid job placement). I have been monitoring the reviews on this website for awhile because I could

3
★★★★★

I graduated from Authentic Bartending School in May and was lucky enough to find a job in the upper east side through CONTACTS (not their stupid job placement). I have been monitoring the reviews on this website for awhile because I could

.

So here we go...... I first had a bartending school experience almost 5 years ago. It was a place that charged me almost 300 dollars.I went thru a one week class and was in school for only 3 days.I never heard back from their program once

3
★★★★★

So here we go...... I first had a bartending school experience almost 5 years ago. It was a place that charged me almost 300 dollars.I went thru a one week class and was in school for only 3 days.I never heard back from their program once

.

I had been out of work for about six months and could not spend any money into a program without seriously being well prepared before I made a decision as to if I felt bartending was going to be for me or not.I am currently in my early

3
★★★★★

I had been out of work for about six months and could not spend any money into a program without seriously being well prepared before I made a decision as to if I felt bartending was going to be for me or not.I am currently in my early

.

Well first off let me say,I am very pleased at the training that I got with Authentic.I have never bartended before and this was a new experience for me.I did not know what to expect from the moment that I came in for my appointment.The

3
★★★★★

Well first off let me say,I am very pleased at the training that I got with Authentic.I have never bartended before and this was a new experience for me.I did not know what to expect from the moment that I came in for my appointment.The

.

Learning Environment:\r
I found the learning experience to be overall great. I met excellent people in class and learned the basics on how to create drinks. I was surprised in the sense that remembering all of those drink and procedures

3
★★★★★

Learning Environment:\r
I found the learning experience to be overall great. I met excellent people in class and learned the basics on how to create drinks. I was surprised in the sense that remembering all of those drink and procedures

.

I have to say that I really was nervous about checking out another bartending school.As this was my third.The first was a low budget school in the bronx,that I felt was a scam.I went because it seemed like the price was right.I don't

3
★★★★★

I have to say that I really was nervous about checking out another bartending school.As this was my third.The first was a low budget school in the bronx,that I felt was a scam.I went because it seemed like the price was right.I don't

.

Before I spend my money on a bartending school, I wanted to go and visit the schools first. The first 2 on my list were American Bartending School and Authentic Bartending School.

Went to American first and as entering the school the instructor was yelling out drinks for the students to make. It almost felt as though he was a drill sargent, this kind of intimidated me. There was no one in the front office and I had to sit a while before anyone can come and see me. I sat with someone and he was friendly at first but when I told him I wanted to see other schools before I made a decision he became rude, almost insulting because I wouldn't make a decision on the spot.

At Authentic Bartending School a young lady gave me a business card and asked me to call their main office to get the school's information and then set an appointment for an interview. I found that weird and asked what was the purpose of the interview and she said it was to see if I would be qualified for their job placement. I called right away and I was able to get an interview the same day. During the interview, their representative gave me a detailed description of what was offered. I told the representative I was not going to make a decision that day. The Director introduced himself to me and after a brief talk about my options he recommended I see other schools before I make a decision, which made me feel comfortable.

I still have not made a decision but Authentic is on the top of my list.

2
★★★★☆

Before I spend my money on a bartending school, I wanted to go and visit the schools first. The first 2 on my list were American Bartending School and Authentic Bartending School.

Went to American first and as entering the school the instructor was yelling out drinks for the students to make. It almost felt as though he was a drill sargent, this kind of intimidated me. There was no one in the front office and I had to sit a while before anyone can come and see me. I sat with someone and he was friendly at first but when I told him I wanted to see other schools before I made a decision he became rude, almost insulting because I wouldn't make a decision on the spot.

At Authentic Bartending School a young lady gave me a business card and asked me to call their main office to get the school's information and then set an appointment for an interview. I found that weird and asked what was the purpose of the interview and she said it was to see if I would be qualified for their job placement. I called right away and I was able to get an interview the same day. During the interview, their representative gave me a detailed description of what was offered. I told the representative I was not going to make a decision that day. The Director introduced himself to me and after a brief talk about my options he recommended I see other schools before I make a decision, which made me feel comfortable.

I still have not made a decision but Authentic is on the top of my list.

.

I read this comment and I completely disagree with you. The staff at authentic is the plus of it. I was a student about 5 months ago on the weekends. My instructor was the same through out my time at authentic. My instructor was Mercedes too and she is a little tuff but she makes sure that I knew what I was doing. It was a pain in the ass to clean up the bar I admit that but I have been working at a restaurant in LIC and guess what...after every shift I have to clean. Everything Mercedes told us was real world senario come in late and get sent home just like at work. I wanna thank her for instilling the real world in me and know I make minimum $130 a shift how much are you making Decent?

2
★★★★☆

I read this comment and I completely disagree with you. The staff at authentic is the plus of it. I was a student about 5 months ago on the weekends. My instructor was the same through out my time at authentic. My instructor was Mercedes too and she is a little tuff but she makes sure that I knew what I was doing. It was a pain in the ass to clean up the bar I admit that but I have been working at a restaurant in LIC and guess what...after every shift I have to clean. Everything Mercedes told us was real world senario come in late and get sent home just like at work. I wanna thank her for instilling the real world in me and know I make minimum $130 a shift how much are you making Decent?

Pros: Instructors, Location, Scheduling

Cons: Not enough supplies

.

i was choosing between Authentic and NYC Bartending School, and decided on Authentic only because it was cheaper. I had read online that nobody cares if you went to bartending school but I wanted to do it anyways, so decided not to spend as less as possible.

the size of the classes are nice, kept quite small so everyone has a station behind the bar. however, the bar itself is poorly stocked (glass, fake fruit, fake ice) and the soda gun only has one button that works which is leaky and sprays everywhere. it isn't a big deal unless you are really picky.

my main issue with Authentic is their inconsistency. they have all the liquor you need to know, but just filled with coloured water that doesn't work for layered drinks. making students clean up is obviously our responsibility, BUT they also have "clean up day" which of course they would never tell you. once, i spent one and a half hours cleaning in the morning, and then my afternoon class was cancelled for an unknown reason. that was a wasted day, and that day cost me more than $100.

also, the staff. you don't get the same instructor all the time, so it depends on your luck. some are really great, i absolutely love jonathan, ace, kelly, and melissa. however there are some that are incredibly disrespectful, rude, and not understanding at all. if you don't excel, even if you are a complete beginner, they will be very intimidating and crap on you. one instructor to run from is mercedes. she's known for being a complete bitch. she will talk about you with other staff members while you are in the room, or just is always gossiping. huge superiority complex even though she seems to know the least out of all the instructors. she needs to be fired ASAP!

1
★★☆☆☆

i was choosing between Authentic and NYC Bartending School, and decided on Authentic only because it was cheaper. I had read online that nobody cares if you went to bartending school but I wanted to do it anyways, so decided not to spend as less as possible.

the size of the classes are nice, kept quite small so everyone has a station behind the bar. however, the bar itself is poorly stocked (glass, fake fruit, fake ice) and the soda gun only has one button that works which is leaky and sprays everywhere. it isn't a big deal unless you are really picky.

my main issue with Authentic is their inconsistency. they have all the liquor you need to know, but just filled with coloured water that doesn't work for layered drinks. making students clean up is obviously our responsibility, BUT they also have "clean up day" which of course they would never tell you. once, i spent one and a half hours cleaning in the morning, and then my afternoon class was cancelled for an unknown reason. that was a wasted day, and that day cost me more than $100.

also, the staff. you don't get the same instructor all the time, so it depends on your luck. some are really great, i absolutely love jonathan, ace, kelly, and melissa. however there are some that are incredibly disrespectful, rude, and not understanding at all. if you don't excel, even if you are a complete beginner, they will be very intimidating and crap on you. one instructor to run from is mercedes. she's known for being a complete bitch. she will talk about you with other staff members while you are in the room, or just is always gossiping. huge superiority complex even though she seems to know the least out of all the instructors. she needs to be fired ASAP!

Pros: one of the cheapest of the NYC schools

Cons: poorly stocked, instructors inconsistent

.

On the recommendation of a friend,I checked this school out a couple of months ago.I had talked about being a bartender for years and finally decided to look into it.The first thing that stood out was how professional they were.I also felt like I was learning something about bartending from my very first appointment.The classes were highly informative.They also allow you to practice constantly any day that the school is open,which is seven days in all.I am happy that I just graduated,but I will miss the environment.Also,job placement is proficient.I have four interviews set-up already,and just graduated this past friday.

2
★★★★★

On the recommendation of a friend,I checked this school out a couple of months ago.I had talked about being a bartender for years and finally decided to look into it.The first thing that stood out was how professional they were.I also felt like I was learning something about bartending from my very first appointment.The classes were highly informative.They also allow you to practice constantly any day that the school is open,which is seven days in all.I am happy that I just graduated,but I will miss the environment.Also,job placement is proficient.I have four interviews set-up already,and just graduated this past friday.

Pros: great instructors

Cons: classes are typically full

.

I had an awesome experience at Authentic.The staff was very friendly,and attentive to every students needs.Not only did we get practical everyday situations to learn from,but every Friday,which was a testing day at the school,there was a constant supply of work related opportunites presented to us by their staff.In just two weeks that I was there during their job lecture,I watched students offered everything from bartending jobs(mainly private parties,lots of private parties),and even modeling shoots.Two big guys were even offered information on night clubs that were looking to hire bouncers as well as bartenders.One of them got a job at a busy spot doing both! My friend and I attended the classes together,and we were referred to an energy company that was in need of independant consultants,by one of the staff at Authentic.I attended a company overview in mid-town,and started working with them just two days after I completed my bartending classes.I made back my investment for the bartending classes within my third day.The best part of all is that I was getting paid excellent money just from working from home.Let's face it,any opportunity that is a legitimate way to earn an income in today's ecomomy is an excellent thing! My friend got hired at a popular sports-bar near Yankee stadium yesterday,and I have two bartending interviews tomorrow.Thanks again to the Authentic crew!

2
★★★★★

I had an awesome experience at Authentic.The staff was very friendly,and attentive to every students needs.Not only did we get practical everyday situations to learn from,but every Friday,which was a testing day at the school,there was a constant supply of work related opportunites presented to us by their staff.In just two weeks that I was there during their job lecture,I watched students offered everything from bartending jobs(mainly private parties,lots of private parties),and even modeling shoots.Two big guys were even offered information on night clubs that were looking to hire bouncers as well as bartenders.One of them got a job at a busy spot doing both! My friend and I attended the classes together,and we were referred to an energy company that was in need of independant consultants,by one of the staff at Authentic.I attended a company overview in mid-town,and started working with them just two days after I completed my bartending classes.I made back my investment for the bartending classes within my third day.The best part of all is that I was getting paid excellent money just from working from home.Let's face it,any opportunity that is a legitimate way to earn an income in today's ecomomy is an excellent thing! My friend got hired at a popular sports-bar near Yankee stadium yesterday,and I have two bartending interviews tomorrow.Thanks again to the Authentic crew!

Pros: very attentive staff,lots of assistance

Cons: school could use a slight make-over

.

I have been interested in bartending schools for over 5 years now.I have worked in a very stressful corporate banking environment for over 10 year.My stress caused me to take a serious look into bartending and I visited several schools in the manhattan area.I found out that some schools are not licensed by the Department of Education,and are quick to tell you that they are an employment agency,so a school license is not relevant.I contacted the Dept.of Education and was told this is far from the truth.After many disappointing visits at several different schools,I went in for an appointment at Authentic.They were the most informative,and seemed to be much more interested in me.I left there knowing that I made a sound decision.Although I had my mind set on not making a decision that day,I couldn't help it and signed up for the classes while I was still there.Because of my hectic work schedule,I attended their weekend classes.They were also,one of the only schools that offered a weekend schedule.My first bartending job was two weeks after graduating.I was working at two different comedy clubs,owned by the same people,three nights a week.I have not laughed so much while being at work a day in my life prior to my bartending endeavors. Authentic Bartending I wish I started this years ago when I first considered this industry. PS: " the money I earn bartending is equal to my full-time income in banking,plus 25%!"

2
★★★★★

I have been interested in bartending schools for over 5 years now.I have worked in a very stressful corporate banking environment for over 10 year.My stress caused me to take a serious look into bartending and I visited several schools in the manhattan area.I found out that some schools are not licensed by the Department of Education,and are quick to tell you that they are an employment agency,so a school license is not relevant.I contacted the Dept.of Education and was told this is far from the truth.After many disappointing visits at several different schools,I went in for an appointment at Authentic.They were the most informative,and seemed to be much more interested in me.I left there knowing that I made a sound decision.Although I had my mind set on not making a decision that day,I couldn't help it and signed up for the classes while I was still there.Because of my hectic work schedule,I attended their weekend classes.They were also,one of the only schools that offered a weekend schedule.My first bartending job was two weeks after graduating.I was working at two different comedy clubs,owned by the same people,three nights a week.I have not laughed so much while being at work a day in my life prior to my bartending endeavors. Authentic Bartending I wish I started this years ago when I first considered this industry. PS: " the money I earn bartending is equal to my full-time income in banking,plus 25%!"

Pros: very warm,and caring staff.classes available 7 days a week

Cons: school could use a touch-up,or a slight face-lift

.

I must say I did not think I was going to enjoy attending The Authentic Bartending School.At first,I was a little intimidated because I had never bartended before,and my cousin had gone to another bartending school,paid 900 dollars,and to this day,still was never sent on 1 job interview.After checking out numerous schools in New York,the folks at Authentic,seemed to be the most on the ball.I watched them spend meticulous time training their students.I even observed an instructor taking his time after he had already put his coat on,and was leaving the school because his classes to teach had ended,come back into the school to cheer-up and work with a female student that failed her written test.Kelly,you are one compassionate dude!I graduated,and already had a job,after only 2 interviews in the field.I consider the guys at Authentic to be friends.Now,and forever! Thank God they exist.

2
★★★★★

I must say I did not think I was going to enjoy attending The Authentic Bartending School.At first,I was a little intimidated because I had never bartended before,and my cousin had gone to another bartending school,paid 900 dollars,and to this day,still was never sent on 1 job interview.After checking out numerous schools in New York,the folks at Authentic,seemed to be the most on the ball.I watched them spend meticulous time training their students.I even observed an instructor taking his time after he had already put his coat on,and was leaving the school because his classes to teach had ended,come back into the school to cheer-up and work with a female student that failed her written test.Kelly,you are one compassionate dude!I graduated,and already had a job,after only 2 interviews in the field.I consider the guys at Authentic to be friends.Now,and forever! Thank God they exist.

.

The school was by far the best hands on training class I have taken in years!I must say I did my homework when I started looking into bartending schools.The first school I went to was on 29th sreet around 8 or 9th avenue.They never bothered telling me the total price over the phone.When I got there,I understood why.The total cost was 895.dollars!I am sorr?,but for a 40 hour,2 week course,this is a financial robbery.The people were also very sales-oriented,and pushy.I also went to another school on 8th avenue near 39th or 40th.As soon as I walked in,I felt like I was there to get a massage.Although they were polite,all they were interested in knowing was,did I check out their website.I was not interested in the fact that their claim to fame was,"we use real ice",and "we have 2 seperate classes".For some reason the "advanced class"was on the 5th floor,of a five floor walk-up.Also,there were no students in the broom-closet,they called a classroom.Yes,it was a "prettier"school,but also very expensive.795.dollars!Authentic was my answer.The classes were inexpensive,only 595.although it wasn't the best looking,or the most pretty,during a recession,and the fact that it was a friendl?,easy-going environment,It was well worth the time,and money.I would rather hang out in a grunge bar with real,down-to-earth people who care,than over-priced,to-hell-with you,obnoxious,care nothing about you,5-star phonies,any day.Oh,by the way,Authentic's job placement rocks!I was working on 57th street in mid-town,at a busy,upscale lounge within 2 weeks of leaving Authentic.Thanks again guys!Stay well.

2
★★★★★

The school was by far the best hands on training class I have taken in years!I must say I did my homework when I started looking into bartending schools.The first school I went to was on 29th sreet around 8 or 9th avenue.They never bothered telling me the total price over the phone.When I got there,I understood why.The total cost was 895.dollars!I am sorr?,but for a 40 hour,2 week course,this is a financial robbery.The people were also very sales-oriented,and pushy.I also went to another school on 8th avenue near 39th or 40th.As soon as I walked in,I felt like I was there to get a massage.Although they were polite,all they were interested in knowing was,did I check out their website.I was not interested in the fact that their claim to fame was,"we use real ice",and "we have 2 seperate classes".For some reason the "advanced class"was on the 5th floor,of a five floor walk-up.Also,there were no students in the broom-closet,they called a classroom.Yes,it was a "prettier"school,but also very expensive.795.dollars!Authentic was my answer.The classes were inexpensive,only 595.although it wasn't the best looking,or the most pretty,during a recession,and the fact that it was a friendl?,easy-going environment,It was well worth the time,and money.I would rather hang out in a grunge bar with real,down-to-earth people who care,than over-priced,to-hell-with you,obnoxious,care nothing about you,5-star phonies,any day.Oh,by the way,Authentic's job placement rocks!I was working on 57th street in mid-town,at a busy,upscale lounge within 2 weeks of leaving Authentic.Thanks again guys!Stay well.

.

It wont let me give this no stars....I wish I'd have done my research before wasting my money and time at this "40 year old establishment" - bet the founders could be rolling in their graves. Besides the fact that the place is a dump and paint is missing, we work with bottles that are so old you cant read them. faded sharpie marker on top of layered packing taped bottles hardly denotes authenticity. I sat in a class of about 15 people for two weeks, and at 600$ per person, they should be able to afford enough martini glasses for at least HALF the class. fake ice and neglect to attempt learning things like layered drinks (bc water alone just wont do that) and the fact that you will find better looking plastic fruit in a four year olds play kitchen are just a few of my serious peeves about this place. the "instructors" spend more energy screaming (cus thats more fun?) than actual teaching and only one instructor checked to see that our fake drinks were being made in correct process. How hard is it to replace the old bottles (when all the instructors are actual bartenders... so we are told) and replace store N pours when they turn brown around the rims? i would think that raking in 20 grand every couple of weeks would allow them to make things a little more real life like. Maybe have real ice for a class that requires we stir a drink? if there were a bar in manhattan that looked like that, it would have no customers and be shut down. This place is a joke, and for anyone who has NEVER bartended before, I would run away and work for free at a REAL bar first to land a job. If i had it to do over, i would not have even gone for the initial informative interview (in which they talk a big talk, leaving out the fake ice, stank water, and neglegence of real bar experience)

0
★☆☆☆☆

It wont let me give this no stars....I wish I'd have done my research before wasting my money and time at this "40 year old establishment" - bet the founders could be rolling in their graves. Besides the fact that the place is a dump and paint is missing, we work with bottles that are so old you cant read them. faded sharpie marker on top of layered packing taped bottles hardly denotes authenticity. I sat in a class of about 15 people for two weeks, and at 600$ per person, they should be able to afford enough martini glasses for at least HALF the class. fake ice and neglect to attempt learning things like layered drinks (bc water alone just wont do that) and the fact that you will find better looking plastic fruit in a four year olds play kitchen are just a few of my serious peeves about this place. the "instructors" spend more energy screaming (cus thats more fun?) than actual teaching and only one instructor checked to see that our fake drinks were being made in correct process. How hard is it to replace the old bottles (when all the instructors are actual bartenders... so we are told) and replace store N pours when they turn brown around the rims? i would think that raking in 20 grand every couple of weeks would allow them to make things a little more real life like. Maybe have real ice for a class that requires we stir a drink? if there were a bar in manhattan that looked like that, it would have no customers and be shut down. This place is a joke, and for anyone who has NEVER bartended before, I would run away and work for free at a REAL bar first to land a job. If i had it to do over, i would not have even gone for the initial informative interview (in which they talk a big talk, leaving out the fake ice, stank water, and neglegence of real bar experience)

Pros: i hope the certification can be a pro

Cons: everything

.

First off this school was not all that to begin with they taight you alot about drinks and so forth make you remember like 300 drinks for the test which prob. has like 20 on there. Also, job placement is a joke they want you to go and search for 5 jobs then write the jobs down that you went to so they can act like they sent you out there not only that but nobody hires new graduates not the big money making places anyways nobody ever asks to see your certificate which is what you go to the school for...lol wow and the classroom needs alot of improvement and none of the instructors are organized One of my fellow students called the BBB on them!!Not a good look!!anyways that's about all don't waste your money I would suggest you just going and getting a bartender job with out the school they dont ask anyways what a joke o yeah and did I mention they teach you something the day before the test and expect you to know it besides all the other 100's of things shouldnt that be review day...this school is prob. def. gonna shut down!!Bartending is about a pretty face that's all you need don't worry about school!!I should of known better :(

1
★★☆☆☆

First off this school was not all that to begin with they taight you alot about drinks and so forth make you remember like 300 drinks for the test which prob. has like 20 on there. Also, job placement is a joke they want you to go and search for 5 jobs then write the jobs down that you went to so they can act like they sent you out there not only that but nobody hires new graduates not the big money making places anyways nobody ever asks to see your certificate which is what you go to the school for...lol wow and the classroom needs alot of improvement and none of the instructors are organized One of my fellow students called the BBB on them!!Not a good look!!anyways that's about all don't waste your money I would suggest you just going and getting a bartender job with out the school they dont ask anyways what a joke o yeah and did I mention they teach you something the day before the test and expect you to know it besides all the other 100's of things shouldnt that be review day...this school is prob. def. gonna shut down!!Bartending is about a pretty face that's all you need don't worry about school!!I should of known better :(

Pros: Really help you familiar behind the bar,teach you recipes...

Cons: THEY DONT CONTACT YOU BACK REGARDING YOUR RESUME APPROVAL!!!

.

At first I was a little skeptical about bartending schools. Paying a good chunk of money when I'm trying to make money seems off. After checking around at a bunch of schools, the choice was easy. Their competitors prices were higher and did not offer what Authentic did. I even had a friend who took classes at another bartending school and didn't get much out of it so they came to Authentic with me and took the test and got a7%. I couldn't believe after they paid another school and took Authentic's test they failed....badly. Well she retook classes and we both came out of Authentic with flying colors : ) We both were able to land a job within one week of graduating and I'm finally making the money I've always wanted to!!

2
★★★★★

At first I was a little skeptical about bartending schools. Paying a good chunk of money when I'm trying to make money seems off. After checking around at a bunch of schools, the choice was easy. Their competitors prices were higher and did not offer what Authentic did. I even had a friend who took classes at another bartending school and didn't get much out of it so they came to Authentic with me and took the test and got a7%. I couldn't believe after they paid another school and took Authentic's test they failed....badly. Well she retook classes and we both came out of Authentic with flying colors : ) We both were able to land a job within one week of graduating and I'm finally making the money I've always wanted to!!

Pros: best money spent!

Cons: wasting my time checking out other schools

.

I came to Authentic not knowing what to expect,and found their staff to be very friendly and helpful.They took their time with the students,and understood that we were all new.I think what sold me on their program is that they were very upfront with me,and did not promise me that I would get a job making 10,000 dollars a night within a week,the way that another school tried to convince me of.They did tell me that if I had confidence in my abilities,and could commit to learning,showing up for class,and practicing,that I would have a great chance of getting a job that I would want.Well I am happy to say that I graduated within 1 week.I also got a job at a busy lounge in mid-town,and have not made less than 300 dollars a night.By the way,I referred my cousin,and girlfriend to the school,and both of them completed the course and are working.One full-time in City-Island in the bronx.The other near the South Street Seaport.Thanks Authentic!

2
★★★★★

I came to Authentic not knowing what to expect,and found their staff to be very friendly and helpful.They took their time with the students,and understood that we were all new.I think what sold me on their program is that they were very upfront with me,and did not promise me that I would get a job making 10,000 dollars a night within a week,the way that another school tried to convince me of.They did tell me that if I had confidence in my abilities,and could commit to learning,showing up for class,and practicing,that I would have a great chance of getting a job that I would want.Well I am happy to say that I graduated within 1 week.I also got a job at a busy lounge in mid-town,and have not made less than 300 dollars a night.By the way,I referred my cousin,and girlfriend to the school,and both of them completed the course and are working.One full-time in City-Island in the bronx.The other near the South Street Seaport.Thanks Authentic!

.

Came here to answer a job ad, but it's not a job, it's a school.
Classroom is hot and stinky.
No thanks.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Came here to answer a job ad, but it's not a job, it's a school.
Classroom is hot and stinky.
No thanks.

Cons: misleading advertising come-on

.

I am very happy that I chose to enroll in authentic's training. I finished my training at the end of January and became certified as a bartender. I had a great time in classes. The instructor were extremely helpful. They're experienced bartenders that make class informative as well as a fun experience. I learned to mix a wide variety of drinks and learned all the skills i now use daily at work. With the help of Catherine in Job Placement I was interviewing within the first week of being certified. She worked with me one on one for 2 weeks till i found employment. I have no doubt, if and when I am ready to change my place of employment, the directors and job counselors at authentic bartending will be just as helpful as they were the first time around.

2
★★★★★

I am very happy that I chose to enroll in authentic's training. I finished my training at the end of January and became certified as a bartender. I had a great time in classes. The instructor were extremely helpful. They're experienced bartenders that make class informative as well as a fun experience. I learned to mix a wide variety of drinks and learned all the skills i now use daily at work. With the help of Catherine in Job Placement I was interviewing within the first week of being certified. She worked with me one on one for 2 weeks till i found employment. I have no doubt, if and when I am ready to change my place of employment, the directors and job counselors at authentic bartending will be just as helpful as they were the first time around.

Pros: helpful instructors and real placement

.

I'm kicking myself righ now. I moved away from home and wanted to tend bar in new york. I figured I should get certified and I found authentic. It was amazing how nice they were and how much they wanted to help. A.K.A, how they would say anything to get my 600 dollars. I was told I couldn't take the course for a couple weeks because it was full which was fine. Once I started I didn't understand why I needed a reserved seat. The instructors were always late, they didn't have a course schedule and taught whatever they wanted, even if I already went over it. Why did I need to wait? There were different people in the class every time I went. The teachers rushed through the lessons, the class was always a mess, and the Directors were there just to hang out. No help. I was talking to a Director and he left the room to find a book and I waited for 15 minutes until he came back and he didn't even know why I was there! I had to tell him to go get the book he wanted! The resume assistance was a nightmare. All it consisted of was me creating an resume and three different people telling me to do three different resumes so I could get it approved. Approved for what? For me to do the same thing I had been doing before I took the course, Walking around looking for a job, except I had less of a chance because no one wants students! And what is with that video!? Its like 8 years old. Its the only good thing they have going for them except for suckers like me signing up.

Once they get your money they forget who you are. There is NO job placement. There is Job hints, which you can get yourself on craigslist. Don't waste your time and/or money.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I'm kicking myself righ now. I moved away from home and wanted to tend bar in new york. I figured I should get certified and I found authentic. It was amazing how nice they were and how much they wanted to help. A.K.A, how they would say anything to get my 600 dollars. I was told I couldn't take the course for a couple weeks because it was full which was fine. Once I started I didn't understand why I needed a reserved seat. The instructors were always late, they didn't have a course schedule and taught whatever they wanted, even if I already went over it. Why did I need to wait? There were different people in the class every time I went. The teachers rushed through the lessons, the class was always a mess, and the Directors were there just to hang out. No help. I was talking to a Director and he left the room to find a book and I waited for 15 minutes until he came back and he didn't even know why I was there! I had to tell him to go get the book he wanted! The resume assistance was a nightmare. All it consisted of was me creating an resume and three different people telling me to do three different resumes so I could get it approved. Approved for what? For me to do the same thing I had been doing before I took the course, Walking around looking for a job, except I had less of a chance because no one wants students! And what is with that video!? Its like 8 years old. Its the only good thing they have going for them except for suckers like me signing up.

Once they get your money they forget who you are. There is NO job placement. There is Job hints, which you can get yourself on craigslist. Don't waste your time and/or money.

Pros: Herald Square is a nice area.

Cons: Everything

.

I don't know a place like this stays in business. Let;s see, where do I start? The classroom is filthy, with equipment that doesn't work, overflowing garbage,broken bottle racks, and plastic ice. Nobody answer the phone, and when you leave a message nobody calls you back. You have to wait sixmonths for a TIPS class that is supposed to be included in the two week class. The "director" seems more qualified to be a cleaning woman. The "teacher" sound like they never bartended for real in their life. The "job placement" is a list of second-hand want ads, and the smell of the whole school is overpowering. What a big mistake. And tryin to get an explanation or a refund is a wast of time. Once they have your money, they don;t want to know you anymore, and the employees chane so often, they couldn;t recognize you if they wanted to.

PROS: it;s over with
CONS:it will teach me to shop around more before throwing away $$

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't know a place like this stays in business. Let;s see, where do I start? The classroom is filthy, with equipment that doesn't work, overflowing garbage,broken bottle racks, and plastic ice. Nobody answer the phone, and when you leave a message nobody calls you back. You have to wait sixmonths for a TIPS class that is supposed to be included in the two week class. The "director" seems more qualified to be a cleaning woman. The "teacher" sound like they never bartended for real in their life. The "job placement" is a list of second-hand want ads, and the smell of the whole school is overpowering. What a big mistake. And tryin to get an explanation or a refund is a wast of time. Once they have your money, they don;t want to know you anymore, and the employees chane so often, they couldn;t recognize you if they wanted to.

PROS: it;s over with
CONS:it will teach me to shop around more before throwing away $$

.

Authentic bartending school was a great place to jump start my career as a professional bartender. I took the 2 week program and learned a lot. I also attended "barnight" its when we go to a real bar and make drinks for costumers, i believe that's what gave me the extra boost of confidence, and there is an instructor there with you just in case you need help with anything. A week before graduation i got a job, and I went there with a lot of knowledge and confidence. JZ

2
★★★★★

Authentic bartending school was a great place to jump start my career as a professional bartender. I took the 2 week program and learned a lot. I also attended "barnight" its when we go to a real bar and make drinks for costumers, i believe that's what gave me the extra boost of confidence, and there is an instructor there with you just in case you need help with anything. A week before graduation i got a job, and I went there with a lot of knowledge and confidence. JZ

.

Having been a graduate of Authentic Bartending School myself, I can personally verify that the school is 100% legit and delivers what they promise. I was floored when I landed my first bar job in the heart of Manhattan (Times Square!) one week after I graduated. The amazing tips and advice offered from Catherine in job placement as well as the directors are top draw!. Times are really tough right now to say the least but they still manage to come through which is more than I can say for the other schools I checked out.

Thank you Authentic for everything!

2
★★★★☆

Having been a graduate of Authentic Bartending School myself, I can personally verify that the school is 100% legit and delivers what they promise. I was floored when I landed my first bar job in the heart of Manhattan (Times Square!) one week after I graduated. The amazing tips and advice offered from Catherine in job placement as well as the directors are top draw!. Times are really tough right now to say the least but they still manage to come through which is more than I can say for the other schools I checked out.

Thank you Authentic for everything!

.

I graduated Authentic still feeling unsure of myself. I don't really know if that helps but I really thought that I would walk out of class and find a job. I now know that a lot of establishments don't hire fresh out of bartending school students, and I tried to call today on two different numbers and got the machine on both lines. Why is there no one available to take my call? Please don't get me wrong, if there is a school for bartending in NYC this is it (I did my research), I just don't feel the after graduation support that they promised. I am heading into the city today, because one of the instructors asked me to, but because nobody answered the phone I don't know if they will be there, and it is an hour one way. Listen you will learn how to mix, and pour over one hundred drinks, and all the instructors are competent bartenders. However, I still feel that you could get this kind of training on the job, and that this just might be a waste of time and money. I had fun. I learned how to tend a bar but I need more than that for $600. I actually tried to sign up for TIPS training which is included in the class and they told me that it would be at least six weeks before I could take the course(I thought it was included in the one/two week course.NO) and that I couldn't even sign up yet. All in all I feel discouraged. The class is fun and seriously informing. If you want to be a bartender this just might be the edge you need, but it is a lot of money and so far I really see no promise.

1
★★★☆☆

I graduated Authentic still feeling unsure of myself. I don't really know if that helps but I really thought that I would walk out of class and find a job. I now know that a lot of establishments don't hire fresh out of bartending school students, and I tried to call today on two different numbers and got the machine on both lines. Why is there no one available to take my call? Please don't get me wrong, if there is a school for bartending in NYC this is it (I did my research), I just don't feel the after graduation support that they promised. I am heading into the city today, because one of the instructors asked me to, but because nobody answered the phone I don't know if they will be there, and it is an hour one way. Listen you will learn how to mix, and pour over one hundred drinks, and all the instructors are competent bartenders. However, I still feel that you could get this kind of training on the job, and that this just might be a waste of time and money. I had fun. I learned how to tend a bar but I need more than that for $600. I actually tried to sign up for TIPS training which is included in the class and they told me that it would be at least six weeks before I could take the course(I thought it was included in the one/two week course.NO) and that I couldn't even sign up yet. All in all I feel discouraged. The class is fun and seriously informing. If you want to be a bartender this just might be the edge you need, but it is a lot of money and so far I really see no promise.

Pros: Fun classes and instructors. Convenient practice and refresher classes.

Cons: Costly, Hard to get ahold of, Discouraging.

.

So, my sister and I finally agreed that we'd do a bartending course to become certified (but she had to find the school). Who doesn't need quick cash these days? As the foot-soldier, she shortlisted a couple of schools. With a few recommendations from friends who'd attended Authentic, we agreed to make appointments to go in. From our initial research, Authentic offered more than their higher-priced counterparts. But we were sold after the first meeting with one of the school's directors. Aunthetic is run like efficiently like 3 things: a school, a business, and a bar. A triple-feat, but one well done! Karen (the school's director) was receptive and professional and insightful. There was absolutely no sales pitch involved at Authentic & we were encouraged to make our decision on our own time. Her attitude was the deal cincher- so was the price, the lure of job placement, and their committment to your excellence-lifetime refresher courses. And this was no idle rhetoric, I saw past students constantly while there on my 2 week course. The training was intense, relaistic and fun, mixing "drinks" with coloured water did wonders for my confidence. The instructors were amazing and as varied as the drinks you learn, but their individual styles really help you achieve your goals (Faye is still my favourite, wink wink). You're going to learn essential tips from each of them, and this is going to be what sets you apart from your competition, the stuff you learn that's not written in the text you get as part of your material. I mean sure there are shortcomings, the place needs a minor nip & tuck here & there, but it's being worked on, & the text needs some revision, but writing in some recipes aids your retention, so that for every step backward there are like 150 steps forward! There are timed & untimed drills, attentive ears in & out of the classroom, endless willingness to answer and re-answer each question asked, more than you can dream of. It's the REAL DEAL PPL!

2
★★★★★

So, my sister and I finally agreed that we'd do a bartending course to become certified (but she had to find the school). Who doesn't need quick cash these days? As the foot-soldier, she shortlisted a couple of schools. With a few recommendations from friends who'd attended Authentic, we agreed to make appointments to go in. From our initial research, Authentic offered more than their higher-priced counterparts. But we were sold after the first meeting with one of the school's directors. Aunthetic is run like efficiently like 3 things: a school, a business, and a bar. A triple-feat, but one well done! Karen (the school's director) was receptive and professional and insightful. There was absolutely no sales pitch involved at Authentic & we were encouraged to make our decision on our own time. Her attitude was the deal cincher- so was the price, the lure of job placement, and their committment to your excellence-lifetime refresher courses. And this was no idle rhetoric, I saw past students constantly while there on my 2 week course. The training was intense, relaistic and fun, mixing "drinks" with coloured water did wonders for my confidence. The instructors were amazing and as varied as the drinks you learn, but their individual styles really help you achieve your goals (Faye is still my favourite, wink wink). You're going to learn essential tips from each of them, and this is going to be what sets you apart from your competition, the stuff you learn that's not written in the text you get as part of your material. I mean sure there are shortcomings, the place needs a minor nip & tuck here & there, but it's being worked on, & the text needs some revision, but writing in some recipes aids your retention, so that for every step backward there are like 150 steps forward! There are timed & untimed drills, attentive ears in & out of the classroom, endless willingness to answer and re-answer each question asked, more than you can dream of. It's the REAL DEAL PPL!

.

I've wanted to be a bartender since the first time I saw that Tom Cruise movie Cocktail (back when Tom Cruise was still cool)! But I wanted to do it right. I visited all four accredited bartending schools in the city but Authentic was the choice for me! Why? The people, absolutely 100%. They didn't pressure me into giving them money like another school did, the instructors are awesome, and months after I finished my class they still remember me when I come in to visit! The classes are fun and friendly. The opportunity to work at a real bar while you're taking classes is a huge advantage and their job placement service has an actual person who will work with you and help you out, not just a list. And it's actually one of the least expensive places around.

2
★★★★★

I've wanted to be a bartender since the first time I saw that Tom Cruise movie Cocktail (back when Tom Cruise was still cool)! But I wanted to do it right. I visited all four accredited bartending schools in the city but Authentic was the choice for me! Why? The people, absolutely 100%. They didn't pressure me into giving them money like another school did, the instructors are awesome, and months after I finished my class they still remember me when I come in to visit! The classes are fun and friendly. The opportunity to work at a real bar while you're taking classes is a huge advantage and their job placement service has an actual person who will work with you and help you out, not just a list. And it's actually one of the least expensive places around.

.

I called this school in May of this year and scheduled an appointment for Saturday June 1st. When I realized June 1st was a Sunday , I called back and was told I could come come in on Sunday anyway. Unfortunately, whoever told me to keep the appointment didn't know they don't do intakes on Sundays. So yes, I went there for nothing - no management (salespersons in reality) were there. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I re-scheduled for the 3rd of June and signed up for classes. I paid a total of $595.00 of which $125.00 is non-refundable. I attended one class on June 9th and found it to be dangerous due to the amount of water spilled on the floor behind the bar. I slipped a couple of times as they did not have rubber mats on the floor. Theyclass is a total rush job with a minute or two spent on individual drink formulas. The class is audio taped as well. I decided not to return and folllowed procedure for a refund. After 5 requests/complaints regarding my refund, I have still not received it. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL !!! It is a safety hazard as well as a rip off AND they don't want to refund your money. I have contact the B B B and am currently filling out a complaint form with the NYS Department of Education - which, by the way, lists this school on their website.

FOLLOW UP: As of today, October 13th, I have still not received my refund, but they claim the check has been in the mail since September 19th. The refund character suggested my mailman may have stolen it. As of now, my calls to the refund office total: 14. The refund character will not put me through to his supervisor and just takes my number to give to her. Of course, she never returns my calls.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I called this school in May of this year and scheduled an appointment for Saturday June 1st. When I realized June 1st was a Sunday , I called back and was told I could come come in on Sunday anyway. Unfortunately, whoever told me to keep the appointment didn't know they don't do intakes on Sundays. So yes, I went there for nothing - no management (salespersons in reality) were there. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I re-scheduled for the 3rd of June and signed up for classes. I paid a total of $595.00 of which $125.00 is non-refundable. I attended one class on June 9th and found it to be dangerous due to the amount of water spilled on the floor behind the bar. I slipped a couple of times as they did not have rubber mats on the floor. Theyclass is a total rush job with a minute or two spent on individual drink formulas. The class is audio taped as well. I decided not to return and folllowed procedure for a refund. After 5 requests/complaints regarding my refund, I have still not received it. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL !!! It is a safety hazard as well as a rip off AND they don't want to refund your money. I have contact the B B B and am currently filling out a complaint form with the NYS Department of Education - which, by the way, lists this school on their website.

FOLLOW UP: As of today, October 13th, I have still not received my refund, but they claim the check has been in the mail since September 19th. The refund character suggested my mailman may have stolen it. As of now, my calls to the refund office total: 14. The refund character will not put me through to his supervisor and just takes my number to give to her. Of course, she never returns my calls.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything else

.

I was trying to research this school and haven't been able to find a review later than early 2007. Even on the official site's testimonials page, 75% of the letters are from 1990-1999. This is a shady shady school. From what I could tell, it's been downhill ever since they jacked up the price.

All their documents and tuition/registration papers are slanted and barely legible photocopies. Their "textbook" is poorly photocopied with TONS of typos and spelling errors. For a bartending school, you'd think they could figure out proper spellings of liquors.

I tried to call to reschedule a class, but had to call in three times before I could get a callback.

For $600, this is not worth your money. I never went through with the course, so I don't know about their so-called "lifetime job placement."

If anyone else has a recent review of this school, I'd love to read it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was trying to research this school and haven't been able to find a review later than early 2007. Even on the official site's testimonials page, 75% of the letters are from 1990-1999. This is a shady shady school. From what I could tell, it's been downhill ever since they jacked up the price.

All their documents and tuition/registration papers are slanted and barely legible photocopies. Their "textbook" is poorly photocopied with TONS of typos and spelling errors. For a bartending school, you'd think they could figure out proper spellings of liquors.

I tried to call to reschedule a class, but had to call in three times before I could get a callback.

For $600, this is not worth your money. I never went through with the course, so I don't know about their so-called "lifetime job placement."

If anyone else has a recent review of this school, I'd love to read it.

.

they are the best because they take you out to real NY bars to work at while you are still a student. Nobody else offers that. Their job office is very impressive, their price is the cheapest, and I felt they were the most honest and legit.

2
★★★★★

they are the best because they take you out to real NY bars to work at while you are still a student. Nobody else offers that. Their job office is very impressive, their price is the cheapest, and I felt they were the most honest and legit.

Pros: professional. Real bar training

.

training at other schools is "like training behind a real bar", but training at Authentic IS training behind real bars. And Authentic is fully licensed by NY state. And they have real job placement(I'm working at Jeckle & Hyde, making good money), not re-cycled newspaper ads. There's only one Authentic school in NY as far as I'm concerned, and they don't charge you for all their hype. Their price is the best available.

2
★★★★★

training at other schools is "like training behind a real bar", but training at Authentic IS training behind real bars. And Authentic is fully licensed by NY state. And they have real job placement(I'm working at Jeckle & Hyde, making good money), not re-cycled newspaper ads. There's only one Authentic school in NY as far as I'm concerned, and they don't charge you for all their hype. Their price is the best available.

Pros: real training in real bars! No lies on their website or in their offices. Best price

Cons: nothing. totally satisfied.

.

ONLY school where part of the training takes place at real bars. You work next to your instructor, waiting on real customers, and that's something that no amount of classroom hours can compare with

2
★★★★★

ONLY school where part of the training takes place at real bars. You work next to your instructor, waiting on real customers, and that's something that no amount of classroom hours can compare with

Pros: price, staff, real experience gained, resume service & JOB PLACEMENT

.

just passed my exams, and I'm into the rsume/job placement process. What a great program--fun, informative, and well-organized. I already have experience behind a few bars thanx to Authentic's "on the job training" program, and I'm ready and confident

2
★★★★★

just passed my exams, and I'm into the rsume/job placement process. What a great program--fun, informative, and well-organized. I already have experience behind a few bars thanx to Authentic's "on the job training" program, and I'm ready and confident

Pros: classy and professional, nice staff, entertaining, INEXPENSIVE

Cons: ----

.

I've dreamed of learing to bartend ever since I was 16. I FINALLY had the time to go 2 summers ago. I searched around, and asked around, and visted different bartending schools here in NYC, and decided to go with Authentic Bartending School. They are the best priced, they looked to be very professional, and they are the only ones that didn't PUSH me to sign up, and they offer life time support. You can take the classes as much as you need, you can take refresher courses at any time, you can come and practice, practice, practice as much as you'd like. And there's always a counselor willing and ready to help you with any questions you may have. I LOVED every class, and every day that I had at Authentic. My favorite instructor was Adrienne, so was AWESOME. The instructors are bartenders themselves, and I feel that adds such flavor to the course. They gave us real life examples in class, I loved that. Today, I am enjoying bartending, and miss going to class at Authentic. It was so much more than I could have ever expected or dreamed of a bartending class. I was very nervous but very excited about learing to bartend, and Authentic made it that much more of a wonderful memory for me.

2
★★★★★

I've dreamed of learing to bartend ever since I was 16. I FINALLY had the time to go 2 summers ago. I searched around, and asked around, and visted different bartending schools here in NYC, and decided to go with Authentic Bartending School. They are the best priced, they looked to be very professional, and they are the only ones that didn't PUSH me to sign up, and they offer life time support. You can take the classes as much as you need, you can take refresher courses at any time, you can come and practice, practice, practice as much as you'd like. And there's always a counselor willing and ready to help you with any questions you may have. I LOVED every class, and every day that I had at Authentic. My favorite instructor was Adrienne, so was AWESOME. The instructors are bartenders themselves, and I feel that adds such flavor to the course. They gave us real life examples in class, I loved that. Today, I am enjoying bartending, and miss going to class at Authentic. It was so much more than I could have ever expected or dreamed of a bartending class. I was very nervous but very excited about learing to bartend, and Authentic made it that much more of a wonderful memory for me.

Pros: Hands on, great schedule options, lifetime support

.

Got pulled out of class today to go right up to Nacho Mamas to start working! They have the best job placement at Authentic, and this proves it. And I'm a member of Authentic for life now, with free refresher programs, repeat job placement, and TIPS renewal, all free! And when they say for life, they have been around for thirty something years. Their not going anywhere. Don't get ripped off by all the imitators. Authentic is the BEST

2
★★★★★

Got pulled out of class today to go right up to Nacho Mamas to start working! They have the best job placement at Authentic, and this proves it. And I'm a member of Authentic for life now, with free refresher programs, repeat job placement, and TIPS renewal, all free! And when they say for life, they have been around for thirty something years. Their not going anywhere. Don't get ripped off by all the imitators. Authentic is the BEST

Pros: didn't tell me how great they are. Just delivered.

Editorial from

Bartending school with day, night and weekend classes as well as worldwide job placement.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Authentic Bartending School, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review