New York Bartending School

★★★★★
Rated the ' BEST BARTENDING SCHOOL IN NEW YORK'
  • 68 W 39th St # 2

    New York, NY 10018

    Cross street: Between 5th & 6th Avenue

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  • 212-768-8460

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Mon -Friday: 9.30am-10.30pm Sat-Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Hands-on Trial Class
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This bartending school is one of the best I seen in New York City I recommend this school to everyone

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This bartending school is one of the best I seen in New York City I recommend this school to everyone

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A great school, great learning experience. Very hands on with the training. All of the teachers and staff were cool. Highly recommend this school if you want to be a bartender!

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A great school, great learning experience. Very hands on with the training. All of the teachers and staff were cool. Highly recommend this school if you want to be a bartender!

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I can say quite a lot about this so called "school" first is when you call to sign up ..whats with the hello thats not how you answer a business call Hello authentic bar-tending how may i direct your call ? oh yes that sounds way better

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I can say quite a lot about this so called "school" first is when you call to sign up ..whats with the hello thats not how you answer a business call Hello authentic bar-tending how may i direct your call ? oh yes that sounds way better

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I can honestly say this is the best bartending school by far ! I went to check out America's Bartending School first (smh) & let me just say after I visited NY Bartending School I knew that was the place for me. I had no clue about how to

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I can honestly say this is the best bartending school by far ! I went to check out America's Bartending School first (smh) & let me just say after I visited NY Bartending School I knew that was the place for me. I had no clue about how to

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Phenomenal school with a no bullshit/ get on the grind attitude. It's arduous, tedious, and the right kind of challenge to anyone willing to grab the bull by both the horns and balls for the challenge of a lifetime, in saying so referring to the fact of making it in an industry that is not too welcoming of newcomers much at all, and make it work for themselves in ways not thought possible. The only thing they do by testament of truth is hand you the neccesities in supplies and the essentials in skills. That said; it's up to you if you make this work out for you. Persistance, Patience and fortitude is key. And they will help you through.

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★★★★★

Phenomenal school with a no bullshit/ get on the grind attitude. It's arduous, tedious, and the right kind of challenge to anyone willing to grab the bull by both the horns and balls for the challenge of a lifetime, in saying so referring to the fact of making it in an industry that is not too welcoming of newcomers much at all, and make it work for themselves in ways not thought possible. The only thing they do by testament of truth is hand you the neccesities in supplies and the essentials in skills. That said; it's up to you if you make this work out for you. Persistance, Patience and fortitude is key. And they will help you through.

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I had a great time! I enjoyed the Class and the Instructor Gio wasvery knowledgable of his craft. I would and have recommended to my retired friends to come for the trial class which is free, then take the course. I will be sure to come by for my refresher classes as well. Again, thanks NYBS

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I had a great time! I enjoyed the Class and the Instructor Gio wasvery knowledgable of his craft. I would and have recommended to my retired friends to come for the trial class which is free, then take the course. I will be sure to come by for my refresher classes as well. Again, thanks NYBS

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Very intimidating at first, I had no idea what I was doing...but at the end with all the practicing, I knew the drinks like I have been making them for years. Fun, you meet new people, and learn so much! Not only do you learn drinks, but also seminars teach you useful advice in life/jobs. Price might seem a little high at first, but so worth it...for $525, you can basically come back anytime to the school to take refresher classes/online job placement.

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Very intimidating at first, I had no idea what I was doing...but at the end with all the practicing, I knew the drinks like I have been making them for years. Fun, you meet new people, and learn so much! Not only do you learn drinks, but also seminars teach you useful advice in life/jobs. Price might seem a little high at first, but so worth it...for $525, you can basically come back anytime to the school to take refresher classes/online job placement.

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At first I was nervous about spending so much money for a bar tending school but it was so worth it! The instructor was great as was the invaluable information given to me by real working bartenders. The facilities and location couldn't have been better. What a great place!

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★★★★★

At first I was nervous about spending so much money for a bar tending school but it was so worth it! The instructor was great as was the invaluable information given to me by real working bartenders. The facilities and location couldn't have been better. What a great place!

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Great Staff and curriculum

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Great Staff and curriculum

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I just recently graduated from the New York Bartending School and I have to say that I had a great time and I learned so much! It's only a 40 hour course (you will be sad when it's over) but it is intensive and packed full of all the info you'll need to get out there and become a paid bartender. Much thanks to Joey the instructor of my weekend class! He was the best and made the class very fun and informative at the same time. This school definitely gives you the tools needed to succeed as a bartender.

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I just recently graduated from the New York Bartending School and I have to say that I had a great time and I learned so much! It's only a 40 hour course (you will be sad when it's over) but it is intensive and packed full of all the info you'll need to get out there and become a paid bartender. Much thanks to Joey the instructor of my weekend class! He was the best and made the class very fun and informative at the same time. This school definitely gives you the tools needed to succeed as a bartender.

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THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO AND GET YOUR BARTENDING LIC AT. THE INSTRUCTOR'S WERE AMAZING..

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THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO AND GET YOUR BARTENDING LIC AT. THE INSTRUCTOR'S WERE AMAZING..

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I loved this school so much, I kept wishing that the course wouldn't end. I want to thank all the instuctors that took their time to help me understand the course. I can't wait to start working.

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I loved this school so much, I kept wishing that the course wouldn't end. I want to thank all the instuctors that took their time to help me understand the course. I can't wait to start working.

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I never tought I could be good in mixology and bartending. With the New York Bartending School, everything changed! You learn everything you need to know, and you practice a lot. The instructors are all real bartenders that have been working in this field for at least ten years. THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS!! It is absolutely the BEST bartending school!!

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I never tought I could be good in mixology and bartending. With the New York Bartending School, everything changed! You learn everything you need to know, and you practice a lot. The instructors are all real bartenders that have been working in this field for at least ten years. THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS!! It is absolutely the BEST bartending school!!

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Took the two week program and not only learned the basics, but got better and better as I went along.

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Took the two week program and not only learned the basics, but got better and better as I went along.

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The first bartending school i went to was ABC bartending. Went inside, and almost passed out. It was that bad. Was very discouraged, given the fact that it is one of the better ones out there. Next stop was new york bartending school. And I loved it. The instructor Allan is the man. The curriculum is great. The price is good given the school and how nice it is. Look nowhere else. This is your bartending school.

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The first bartending school i went to was ABC bartending. Went inside, and almost passed out. It was that bad. Was very discouraged, given the fact that it is one of the better ones out there. Next stop was new york bartending school. And I loved it. The instructor Allan is the man. The curriculum is great. The price is good given the school and how nice it is. Look nowhere else. This is your bartending school.

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After paying (almost $600) and ""graduating"" on Jan 13th 2012, I have yet to land a bartending gig. With the THOUSANDS of students who have graduated, they list maybe 1 or 2 job openings a week. Taking s&!t from craigslist and posting it on their site. This place is a f'ing scam. I would burn it the f*^k down. Learn how to do it somewhere else for a lot cheaper. This is your warning.

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After paying (almost $600) and ""graduating"" on Jan 13th 2012, I have yet to land a bartending gig. With the THOUSANDS of students who have graduated, they list maybe 1 or 2 job openings a week. Taking s&!t from craigslist and posting it on their site. This place is a f'ing scam. I would burn it the f*^k down. Learn how to do it somewhere else for a lot cheaper. This is your warning.

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Awesome School . Great Teachers cool environment.This was a really great way to hunt my bartending skills

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Awesome School . Great Teachers cool environment.This was a really great way to hunt my bartending skills

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There classes are set up very well. All of the staff are extremely helpful, professional and yet keep things fun.
I checked out other schools and clearly this one was the best.

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There classes are set up very well. All of the staff are extremely helpful, professional and yet keep things fun.
I checked out other schools and clearly this one was the best.

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This school offers the best training and environment for the art of bartending. Very professional instructors and fun atmosphere. Job Placement is great. Graduated 5 years ago and the still using placement service for private parties.

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★★★★★

This school offers the best training and environment for the art of bartending. Very professional instructors and fun atmosphere. Job Placement is great. Graduated 5 years ago and the still using placement service for private parties.

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this school offers professionalism that is real life applicable.the course moves quickly and is followed up with a fantastic job search support.

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this school offers professionalism that is real life applicable.the course moves quickly and is followed up with a fantastic job search support.

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Great instructors!!! This school gave me the best information before signing up. I appreciate the passion the employees have for the bar industry. The school overall surpasses the training I

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Great instructors!!! This school gave me the best information before signing up. I appreciate the passion the employees have for the bar industry. The school overall surpasses the training I

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I had known someone who was bartending that had told me that this was the place they?d started. Robert is a great instructor, very helpful. One of the greatest personalities I?ve ever come across. I loved the hands on experience and curriculum. The hours went well with my schedule and the training bars where we get to bartend and train at are great.

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I had known someone who was bartending that had told me that this was the place they?d started. Robert is a great instructor, very helpful. One of the greatest personalities I?ve ever come across. I loved the hands on experience and curriculum. The hours went well with my schedule and the training bars where we get to bartend and train at are great.

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After looking online and speaking with some friends in the hospitality industry they suggested this school would be the best experience to learn how to bartend. I feel like I??ve been doing this forever already with your teachings! The instructor Robert was friggin awesome! I couldn??t have asked for a better experience at NY Bartending School.

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After looking online and speaking with some friends in the hospitality industry they suggested this school would be the best experience to learn how to bartend. I feel like I??ve been doing this forever already with your teachings! The instructor Robert was friggin awesome! I couldn??t have asked for a better experience at NY Bartending School.

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NY Bartending School offers a comprehensive course in 2 weeks, after work hours, after graduation access to the school, and job placement facility. I chose the school because of its reputation payment plan options and location. My teacher was one of the most patient teachers Ive ever seen in my life. He was extremely professional while being down to earth and relatable. Thanks Joey I learned and enjoyed your class a great deal.

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NY Bartending School offers a comprehensive course in 2 weeks, after work hours, after graduation access to the school, and job placement facility. I chose the school because of its reputation payment plan options and location. My teacher was one of the most patient teachers Ive ever seen in my life. He was extremely professional while being down to earth and relatable. Thanks Joey I learned and enjoyed your class a great deal.

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I would like to thank you guys for helping me become a legend in Hoboken NJ. I currently work at one of the most popular bars called Green Rock Tap and Grill, and I have been nicknamed Mr. Saturday Night because of my talent in generating a party with tasty drinks. \r
The New York Bartending school helped me gain expertise in the bar business. Now you can call me Mr Saturday Night!

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I would like to thank you guys for helping me become a legend in Hoboken NJ. I currently work at one of the most popular bars called Green Rock Tap and Grill, and I have been nicknamed Mr. Saturday Night because of my talent in generating a party with tasty drinks. \r
The New York Bartending school helped me gain expertise in the bar business. Now you can call me Mr Saturday Night!

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I chose this school because the staff is very friendly, caring and they do not force anyone to do anything right away if they are not ready. My teacher Robert was a very fun and professional person to be around. He cares about his students and wants the best for them. I love everything about my experience at New York Bartending School

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I chose this school because the staff is very friendly, caring and they do not force anyone to do anything right away if they are not ready. My teacher Robert was a very fun and professional person to be around. He cares about his students and wants the best for them. I love everything about my experience at New York Bartending School

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I attended the school this past winter and am currently working at The Fringe Bar in Wellington, New Zealand! It's my first gig and it's going pretty well. The jobs great and the money is pretty good too. I'll only be here for a few months, but it's my first official bartending gig that I can put on my resume when I get back home to NY. Its great that I have a job I can travel with since Im all over the place with school and home. Just wanted to say thank you to the school and particularly, Dan my teacher. Take care you guys youre awesome!

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I attended the school this past winter and am currently working at The Fringe Bar in Wellington, New Zealand! It's my first gig and it's going pretty well. The jobs great and the money is pretty good too. I'll only be here for a few months, but it's my first official bartending gig that I can put on my resume when I get back home to NY. Its great that I have a job I can travel with since Im all over the place with school and home. Just wanted to say thank you to the school and particularly, Dan my teacher. Take care you guys youre awesome!

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I went here years ago. It was expensive but something i wanted to do... Although i did get a job from this place but it was a long road, I started out as a beerback and it took me a while to actually become a bartender but i did learn a lot from this school

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I went here years ago. It was expensive but something i wanted to do... Although i did get a job from this place but it was a long road, I started out as a beerback and it took me a while to actually become a bartender but i did learn a lot from this school

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Amazing. My teacher was such a baller! lots of fun I learned alot!! The price was right. The vibe was cool. The staff was awesome. Now I'm working at Elia in Bay Ridge. Thanks Guys!

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Amazing. My teacher was such a baller! lots of fun I learned alot!! The price was right. The vibe was cool. The staff was awesome. Now I'm working at Elia in Bay Ridge. Thanks Guys!

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I'm retired and have plenty of time, so one day I thought why not. Their instructors were so good even I was able to understand and remember everything. Had lots of fun there!

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I'm retired and have plenty of time, so one day I thought why not. Their instructors were so good even I was able to understand and remember everything. Had lots of fun there!

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My friend who is currently bartending was a student there and recommended the school. \r
I learned alot of new things and got great time behind the bar!!\r
I loved it when the liquor company came in and showed us different cocktails and business information. \r
they offer unlimited refreshment classes. they have a friendly staff who cares. they offer a free class so you can try it before you register. i would defintely say to go to new york bartending school.

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My friend who is currently bartending was a student there and recommended the school. \r
I learned alot of new things and got great time behind the bar!!\r
I loved it when the liquor company came in and showed us different cocktails and business information. \r
they offer unlimited refreshment classes. they have a friendly staff who cares. they offer a free class so you can try it before you register. i would defintely say to go to new york bartending school.

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Great! I have sat in on all the instructors classes since I needed a mixed schedule to take classes. I have work and school different days so I liked that I could take classes at different times it was very flexible.
Every teacher is equally top notch and all had something different to offer! it was like a party everyday it was hilarious. This school has the best reputation in the city and I liked that they offer a free class so you can see if you like it. I'm working now at Shanghai Lounge and I am loving it. Thanks guys!!

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Great! I have sat in on all the instructors classes since I needed a mixed schedule to take classes. I have work and school different days so I liked that I could take classes at different times it was very flexible.
Every teacher is equally top notch and all had something different to offer! it was like a party everyday it was hilarious. This school has the best reputation in the city and I liked that they offer a free class so you can see if you like it. I'm working now at Shanghai Lounge and I am loving it. Thanks guys!!

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I had Joey as an instructor he's pretty great he made me feel very calm. Love the way he gave the information great! great! great! I chose the school because of the set up they have I loved the look of the school. Learning the drinks and the speed drills were fun. I was asked if the school was lacking in anything they ask everybody on graduation day for reviews about the school and I didn't think they missed anything everything was pretty good. The training bars are helpful and they sent me to some places hiring so I liked it and would recommend to anyone interested.

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I had Joey as an instructor he's pretty great he made me feel very calm. Love the way he gave the information great! great! great! I chose the school because of the set up they have I loved the look of the school. Learning the drinks and the speed drills were fun. I was asked if the school was lacking in anything they ask everybody on graduation day for reviews about the school and I didn't think they missed anything everything was pretty good. The training bars are helpful and they sent me to some places hiring so I liked it and would recommend to anyone interested.

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My teacher Jaimie was absolutely amazing!!!and I truly learned so much from her. She explained all concepts in a way that made the material very easy to comprehend and there was alot of material to cover this school teaches you everything!!! I was excited to come back everyday and I'm actually sad it's over. \r
I researched a couple of schools but this website looked the best and most informative, so I came in to check it out and I never second guessed my decision. \r
After graduating I met with the counselor to get help with my resume and what to do next, how to interview and such. She helped me with my resume and gave me some information for some bars that were hiring. I showed up a lil early for an open call and met with the manager and thought the interview went pretty well and sure enough I got hired!!! Thanks so much you guys for all the training and tips you gave me. You guys are amazing and very helpful!! Come see me at snafu.

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My teacher Jaimie was absolutely amazing!!!and I truly learned so much from her. She explained all concepts in a way that made the material very easy to comprehend and there was alot of material to cover this school teaches you everything!!! I was excited to come back everyday and I'm actually sad it's over. \r
I researched a couple of schools but this website looked the best and most informative, so I came in to check it out and I never second guessed my decision. \r
After graduating I met with the counselor to get help with my resume and what to do next, how to interview and such. She helped me with my resume and gave me some information for some bars that were hiring. I showed up a lil early for an open call and met with the manager and thought the interview went pretty well and sure enough I got hired!!! Thanks so much you guys for all the training and tips you gave me. You guys are amazing and very helpful!! Come see me at snafu.

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Awesome Instructor! very knowledgable, went that extra mile with the whole class. Kept people motivated to learn. I'm doing a refresher like they offer you can go back when you need to. I worked at a few places and wanted to brush up on my skills and speed. The staff is very nice and genuinely care. I got the most bang for my buck with this school. I would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in taking bartending classes!!!

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Awesome Instructor! very knowledgable, went that extra mile with the whole class. Kept people motivated to learn. I'm doing a refresher like they offer you can go back when you need to. I worked at a few places and wanted to brush up on my skills and speed. The staff is very nice and genuinely care. I got the most bang for my buck with this school. I would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in taking bartending classes!!!

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My instructor had a lot of knowledge on all things wine!!!! \r
The teachers are very professional! and connect witht he students. The school was organized and well-run. The classrooms were amazing and welcoming and this is the only school I saw like this. Love you guys <3

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My instructor had a lot of knowledge on all things wine!!!! \r
The teachers are very professional! and connect witht he students. The school was organized and well-run. The classrooms were amazing and welcoming and this is the only school I saw like this. Love you guys <3

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Have you ever witnessed a prophet in human form? That is my instructor Gabe! ALL knowing. and ALL knowledgable in the bar industry. \r
I can say I was definitely satisfied with my expereince at this school. \r
My favorite experience was the liquor guest speakers and the owner is really cool. The staff rocks!!!

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Have you ever witnessed a prophet in human form? That is my instructor Gabe! ALL knowing. and ALL knowledgable in the bar industry. \r
I can say I was definitely satisfied with my expereince at this school. \r
My favorite experience was the liquor guest speakers and the owner is really cool. The staff rocks!!!

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Bryan was great. Articulate, well-paced, humorous, and kind. He made allowed for all my detailed questions, as well as he spoke to the business nature of the hospitality industry. Professional and easy going.\r
I researched several schools and narrowed my choice to this one. I was impressed with the facilities and caliber of staff.

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Bryan was great. Articulate, well-paced, humorous, and kind. He made allowed for all my detailed questions, as well as he spoke to the business nature of the hospitality industry. Professional and easy going.\r
I researched several schools and narrowed my choice to this one. I was impressed with the facilities and caliber of staff.

Pros: very good

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Allan is the best teacher ; informative he broke everything down from A to Z. While browsing bartending schools/classes, it didn't take long to realize this was the best. It's a certified school that provides top training and education, and I wouldn't want anything less than the best.
My favorite part was pretty much the entire experience!
I walked in knowing NOTHING about liquors and bartending and now I'm confident and knowledgeable about so much. I loved learning in a realistic atmosphere, music and all, with classmates I could have fun with and instructors that cared.
The instructors aren't just teachers they are experienced bartenders that provided extremely useful advice and insight to the bartending industry, all while having fun! very awesome guys!!

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Allan is the best teacher ; informative he broke everything down from A to Z. While browsing bartending schools/classes, it didn't take long to realize this was the best. It's a certified school that provides top training and education, and I wouldn't want anything less than the best.
My favorite part was pretty much the entire experience!
I walked in knowing NOTHING about liquors and bartending and now I'm confident and knowledgeable about so much. I loved learning in a realistic atmosphere, music and all, with classmates I could have fun with and instructors that cared.
The instructors aren't just teachers they are experienced bartenders that provided extremely useful advice and insight to the bartending industry, all while having fun! very awesome guys!!

Pros: my fav experience was everything

Cons: dont change anything

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The program is well worth it better than I ever expected. My instructor Allan was the best teacher I've ever had!!!! he takes his time to make sure each individual understands everything he teaches. I know the money I put into this program I'll get back and much more.

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The program is well worth it better than I ever expected. My instructor Allan was the best teacher I've ever had!!!! he takes his time to make sure each individual understands everything he teaches. I know the money I put into this program I'll get back and much more.

Pros: awesome awesome awesome

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I chose NY bartending because the testimonials on the website were very positive the facilities are clean and look like a real bar and most importantly I was treated like a person rather than a $$ with each employee i encountered. Forrest was outstanding. Allan was wonderful too..they have great personalities and are very knowledgeable as they have been in the bar biz 10+ years.
I just want to say that I loved this school and I'm pretty sure that some of the bad reviews on here are from competitors. NY bartending asks it's students to leave reviews for them when we graduate that's why they have so many. Also when I went to check out other school's for information they talked badly about NY bartending school and tried to bully me into signing up.

Even though the school costs a bit more than some I feel I got my moneys worth in training and job placement help.

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I chose NY bartending because the testimonials on the website were very positive the facilities are clean and look like a real bar and most importantly I was treated like a person rather than a $$ with each employee i encountered. Forrest was outstanding. Allan was wonderful too..they have great personalities and are very knowledgeable as they have been in the bar biz 10+ years.
I just want to say that I loved this school and I'm pretty sure that some of the bad reviews on here are from competitors. NY bartending asks it's students to leave reviews for them when we graduate that's why they have so many. Also when I went to check out other school's for information they talked badly about NY bartending school and tried to bully me into signing up.

Even though the school costs a bit more than some I feel I got my moneys worth in training and job placement help.

Pros: my coworker believed it to be one of the best schools

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AMAZING!!! patient motivating and caring all of which make for fantastic instructors and staff! This school is fabulous. My boss recommended to come here and I'm so glad I did :) he told me it was a good school and I'd learn to be a great bartender.

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AMAZING!!! patient motivating and caring all of which make for fantastic instructors and staff! This school is fabulous. My boss recommended to come here and I'm so glad I did :) he told me it was a good school and I'd learn to be a great bartender.

Pros: real bar experience

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i chose this school because of it's reputation, education and rappore this institution has with clubs, bar etc.
i know this school would best prepare me to bartend in this city.the school was even referred to me by a school in washington and said they have a strong reputation. keep up the outstanding work guys!!

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i chose this school because of it's reputation, education and rappore this institution has with clubs, bar etc.
i know this school would best prepare me to bartend in this city.the school was even referred to me by a school in washington and said they have a strong reputation. keep up the outstanding work guys!!

Pros: the greatest teacher makes the best learning experience

Cons: i want a celebratory drink for gradutation!!

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The instructors are amazing! I was impressed with all the instructor's range and depth of knowledge and experience. I chose this school because of the reputation and education they offer. I've heard about his school from several friends and clubs, and bar owners and bartenders. I knew this school would best prepare me to bartend anywhere I chose. Also I had a great impression when talking over the phone and going in person to see the facilities the staff was super nice and answered all my questions without being pushy like the other schools.

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The instructors are amazing! I was impressed with all the instructor's range and depth of knowledge and experience. I chose this school because of the reputation and education they offer. I've heard about his school from several friends and clubs, and bar owners and bartenders. I knew this school would best prepare me to bartend anywhere I chose. Also I had a great impression when talking over the phone and going in person to see the facilities the staff was super nice and answered all my questions without being pushy like the other schools.

Pros: getting behind the bar in class seemed authentic

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Some of the bad reviews on here are either fake or stupid lazy people who are not using all the great info that the teachers provided! In regards to job placement....they tell you even before you start that the job placement depends on US (the students). Just like any kind of job placement! Where on earth are you going to go to a school, graduate and walk into the job placement office and say ""I need a job"" and walk out with one as if it were magic! You the student, need to be outgoing, smart, funny, and hard working in order to get a job! Anyone who thinks they can just rely on a school to give them a job is stupid! (DONT GET ME WRONG! THEY DO HELP!) But in the end its up to the student to make it happen.......and the instructors give you sooooooooooooo much GREAT advice and industry secrets to make it happen! \r
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The school is FANTASTIC! IT looks JUST like a real bar and everything is so clean and organized. (In fact the bar looks so real that on St. Patricks day two tourists found their way into our class room, sat down on the bar stools and asked one of the students for 2 shots of house whisky!!! ha ha ha ha NOT KIDDING!)\r
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My instructors name was FORREST.....the other instructors were great too, each with different personalities....but Forrest was amazing (12 yrs experience and very laid back).\r
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The overall program is very intense and you will learn everything from shots, highball drinks, martinis, manhattans, hot drinks, beer and wine seminars ,frozen drinks, shaken drinks.\r
When you graduate(and everyone in my class did) you will have around 180-250 drinks MEMORIZED! Other schools tout that you will learn 300, but they teach nonsensical drinks that no one orders, the instructors informed us that they only teach the most popular drinks and it makes sense. Why clutter your head with recipes no one orders.\r
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In conclusion.......if youre not sure which school to go to, or if your wondering if its worth the money......consider this; Take their FREE class or come into the office and ask to sit in on a class to observe a REAL session they are ok with that! Also you can retake this class ANYTIME you want! (Not kidding, one girl in our class graduated 6 YEARS AGO.....). My favorite thing is that if I EVER have any questions or want a refresher I can come back and sit in on a class!\r
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See for yourself why this school has so many good reviews and when you graduate dont be a pussy, work hard and have a good attitude be intelligent and you will land that bar job! (One idea I have for you is to go to a bar and ask to trail/stage/work for free, they get a free employee, you get experience, a bar for your resume, and maybe a permanent job! \r
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OHHHH AND THIS IS NOT A REVIEW FROM THE SCHOOL.....on graduation day they give us a survey and we sign off that its ok if they use our review for promotional things. That is why some reviews are different but from the same place. I just had so much fun at the school that I wanted to share MY OWN PERSONAL review.\r
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ASK FOR FORREST AS YOUR INSTRUCTOR!!!!\r

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Some of the bad reviews on here are either fake or stupid lazy people who are not using all the great info that the teachers provided! In regards to job placement....they tell you even before you start that the job placement depends on US (the students). Just like any kind of job placement! Where on earth are you going to go to a school, graduate and walk into the job placement office and say ""I need a job"" and walk out with one as if it were magic! You the student, need to be outgoing, smart, funny, and hard working in order to get a job! Anyone who thinks they can just rely on a school to give them a job is stupid! (DONT GET ME WRONG! THEY DO HELP!) But in the end its up to the student to make it happen.......and the instructors give you sooooooooooooo much GREAT advice and industry secrets to make it happen! \r
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The school is FANTASTIC! IT looks JUST like a real bar and everything is so clean and organized. (In fact the bar looks so real that on St. Patricks day two tourists found their way into our class room, sat down on the bar stools and asked one of the students for 2 shots of house whisky!!! ha ha ha ha NOT KIDDING!)\r
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My instructors name was FORREST.....the other instructors were great too, each with different personalities....but Forrest was amazing (12 yrs experience and very laid back).\r
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The overall program is very intense and you will learn everything from shots, highball drinks, martinis, manhattans, hot drinks, beer and wine seminars ,frozen drinks, shaken drinks.\r
When you graduate(and everyone in my class did) you will have around 180-250 drinks MEMORIZED! Other schools tout that you will learn 300, but they teach nonsensical drinks that no one orders, the instructors informed us that they only teach the most popular drinks and it makes sense. Why clutter your head with recipes no one orders.\r
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In conclusion.......if youre not sure which school to go to, or if your wondering if its worth the money......consider this; Take their FREE class or come into the office and ask to sit in on a class to observe a REAL session they are ok with that! Also you can retake this class ANYTIME you want! (Not kidding, one girl in our class graduated 6 YEARS AGO.....). My favorite thing is that if I EVER have any questions or want a refresher I can come back and sit in on a class!\r
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See for yourself why this school has so many good reviews and when you graduate dont be a pussy, work hard and have a good attitude be intelligent and you will land that bar job! (One idea I have for you is to go to a bar and ask to trail/stage/work for free, they get a free employee, you get experience, a bar for your resume, and maybe a permanent job! \r
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OHHHH AND THIS IS NOT A REVIEW FROM THE SCHOOL.....on graduation day they give us a survey and we sign off that its ok if they use our review for promotional things. That is why some reviews are different but from the same place. I just had so much fun at the school that I wanted to share MY OWN PERSONAL review.\r
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ASK FOR FORREST AS YOUR INSTRUCTOR!!!!\r

Pros: very informative teachers

Cons: too short.....BUT.....you can keep coming back to learn!

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Just wanted to say thank you school for the training I received! I am working at a very prestigious bar. I was up against a lot of bartenders for this position, and I know it was my training at the New York Bartending School that gave me the advantage. Again thank you and Cheers!\r
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Just wanted to say thank you school for the training I received! I am working at a very prestigious bar. I was up against a lot of bartenders for this position, and I know it was my training at the New York Bartending School that gave me the advantage. Again thank you and Cheers!\r
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Pros: they have a great reputation

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Staff was very informative, professional and serious about the bar business. The school was recommended by another graduate because the staff really gives you a real life energy of what it is like to work in a bar and help to get great jobs. I'd def recommend this school to anyone int in bartending!!

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Staff was very informative, professional and serious about the bar business. The school was recommended by another graduate because the staff really gives you a real life energy of what it is like to work in a bar and help to get great jobs. I'd def recommend this school to anyone int in bartending!!

Pros: great facilities, staff, job placement help.

Cons: i'd like a class offered for things like bar tricks

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I wanna send thanks to New York Bartending School for everything that they did to help me to get a bartender job, well I love this job right now I am working at The Gates. One more time thank you; you have the best team and bartending instructors.

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★★★★★

I wanna send thanks to New York Bartending School for everything that they did to help me to get a bartender job, well I love this job right now I am working at The Gates. One more time thank you; you have the best team and bartending instructors.

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When I first came to this school I had already known about the instructor Forrest from a friend who took the class and reviews I saw online I knew how great of a teacher he was and I gotta say they were 127% RIGHT! It's the #1 Bartending school in NY!

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When I first came to this school I had already known about the instructor Forrest from a friend who took the class and reviews I saw online I knew how great of a teacher he was and I gotta say they were 127% RIGHT! It's the #1 Bartending school in NY!

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I had considered going to Bartending School for awhile, but never had a chance to go through with it. The opportunity arose and I proceeded with my search in finding the right school. After reviewing several other schools online, I was most impressed with the New York Bartending School's website and extensive variety of establishments where graduates were placed. I then made an appointment to meet with the someone from the school. I was very pleased with the school's appearance and friendly staff. Needless to say, I went through the class. I had a very informative, attentive, patient and friendly instructor. He really focused on each and every student as individuals to make sure they were equiped with everything you need to know in order to be a knowledgable and successful bartender. Shortly after graduating they placed me in two full-time jobs, a sportsbar on the Upperwestside; Soldier McGee's and club on the Lower Eastside; Identity. I absolutely love working at these places, Great clientele, Great money, and my coworkers are an absolute pleasure to work with. It's definitely a good fit and it wouldn't have been possible without the New York Bartending School.

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I had considered going to Bartending School for awhile, but never had a chance to go through with it. The opportunity arose and I proceeded with my search in finding the right school. After reviewing several other schools online, I was most impressed with the New York Bartending School's website and extensive variety of establishments where graduates were placed. I then made an appointment to meet with the someone from the school. I was very pleased with the school's appearance and friendly staff. Needless to say, I went through the class. I had a very informative, attentive, patient and friendly instructor. He really focused on each and every student as individuals to make sure they were equiped with everything you need to know in order to be a knowledgable and successful bartender. Shortly after graduating they placed me in two full-time jobs, a sportsbar on the Upperwestside; Soldier McGee's and club on the Lower Eastside; Identity. I absolutely love working at these places, Great clientele, Great money, and my coworkers are an absolute pleasure to work with. It's definitely a good fit and it wouldn't have been possible without the New York Bartending School.

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