New York Bartending School

★★★★★
  • 68 W 39th St # 2

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-768-8460

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very professional. referred to by club owner as best in N.Y.C. also internet. amazing teacher.

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★★★★★

very professional. referred to by club owner as best in N.Y.C. also internet. amazing teacher.

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Seemed like a good environment to learn. Lifetime refresher courses. Access to school when we need help. Great Instructor, real cool, down to earth & willing to teach. Gives tips for later when working.

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★★★★★

Seemed like a good environment to learn. Lifetime refresher courses. Access to school when we need help. Great Instructor, real cool, down to earth & willing to teach. Gives tips for later when working.

Pros: guest bartending, drink nicknames

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The instructors had a great amount of enthusiasm and knowledge. Just learning about the drinks was a fun experience. fun to listen to and extremely informative of important rules and methodology.

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★★★★★

The instructors had a great amount of enthusiasm and knowledge. Just learning about the drinks was a fun experience. fun to listen to and extremely informative of important rules and methodology.

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I graduated a couple of weeks ago and obviously don't have any bartending experience. My instructor told me it would be okay as long as I put down that I graduated from the school. Well that's not right. Over half the places I have been to have pretty much laughed in my face. They don't even know about New York! Even some of the places THEY sent me don't know who they are. I am so embarrassed and the worst part is when I told the job person about it the response I got was ""just pound the pavement and you will find something"".

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★☆☆☆☆

I graduated a couple of weeks ago and obviously don't have any bartending experience. My instructor told me it would be okay as long as I put down that I graduated from the school. Well that's not right. Over half the places I have been to have pretty much laughed in my face. They don't even know about New York! Even some of the places THEY sent me don't know who they are. I am so embarrassed and the worst part is when I told the job person about it the response I got was ""just pound the pavement and you will find something"".

Pros: Very nice while you are a student

Cons: Aren't once you graduate!

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I'm glad to see that this school's PR machine has given itself such a great ""reputation"", a word they throw around a lot. I graduated in 2005. I need a job, not your reputation.

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I'm glad to see that this school's PR machine has given itself such a great ""reputation"", a word they throw around a lot. I graduated in 2005. I need a job, not your reputation.

Pros: talk a great game

Cons: job placement not a high priority with them

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by far this is the best school to learn, everything about bartending. cool instructor, mention to us all that is concerning the bar, he also mention to us the tips and tricks to have a healthy environment in the work place.

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★★★★★

by far this is the best school to learn, everything about bartending. cool instructor, mention to us all that is concerning the bar, he also mention to us the tips and tricks to have a healthy environment in the work place.

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The best reputation in the business that was highly recommeded. I like the way she interacts with the students. Everyone is wonderfull!!

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★★★★★

The best reputation in the business that was highly recommeded. I like the way she interacts with the students. Everyone is wonderfull!!

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I graduated from this school and the job placement is virtually non-existant.\r
They tell you that they are affiliated with all these bartending organizations...\r
but what they don't tell you is that the ""organizations that help with placement"" were invented by them!\r
What a total waste of $700 f-ing dollars.\r
I'm cocktail waitressing now...still no bartending gig.

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I graduated from this school and the job placement is virtually non-existant.\r
They tell you that they are affiliated with all these bartending organizations...\r
but what they don't tell you is that the ""organizations that help with placement"" were invented by them!\r
What a total waste of $700 f-ing dollars.\r
I'm cocktail waitressing now...still no bartending gig.

Pros: Can just teach you the basic drinks.

Cons: Placement availability is a joke.

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a visit to more than one school shows this one to be nothing special. They make an awful lot of claims on their website saying they are the ""only school"" that does this and the ""exclusive"" school that does that, and many of these assertions are just plain not true, and some are deliberately deceptive. I found training somewhere else for a lot less money from a competitor with a LOT longer track record. Nice people, though

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★★★☆☆

a visit to more than one school shows this one to be nothing special. They make an awful lot of claims on their website saying they are the ""only school"" that does this and the ""exclusive"" school that does that, and many of these assertions are just plain not true, and some are deliberately deceptive. I found training somewhere else for a lot less money from a competitor with a LOT longer track record. Nice people, though

Pros: they weren't pushy

Cons: website contains lies

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had the best website, final test seemed challenging when searching for a school. demeanor makes it easy to learn

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★★★★★

had the best website, final test seemed challenging when searching for a school. demeanor makes it easy to learn

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After looking around it seemed like the best school with the Best Reputation, really enjoyed the class.

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★★★★★

After looking around it seemed like the best school with the Best Reputation, really enjoyed the class.

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Had the highest requirements to pass, which to me meant the best training. I love how he incorporated humor and real life experience into the curriculum and the Absolut drink making seminar.

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★★★★★

Had the highest requirements to pass, which to me meant the best training. I love how he incorporated humor and real life experience into the curriculum and the Absolut drink making seminar.

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one of the most famous school in the world. he gave us a lot of information to get all the knowledge regarding alcohol.

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★★★★★

one of the most famous school in the world. he gave us a lot of information to get all the knowledge regarding alcohol.

Pros: he makes a good job

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The website is very informative. Came in for interview + he answered my questions to satisfaction. Great Instructor. Thorough, Informative. Made me feel like I really got my moneys worth.

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★★★★★

The website is very informative. Came in for interview + he answered my questions to satisfaction. Great Instructor. Thorough, Informative. Made me feel like I really got my moneys worth.

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I found the school via internet and I got all the info I needed right on the site versus other schools I had to call and they wanted me to set up appt. which was inconvenient since im from Virginia.

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★★★★★

I found the school via internet and I got all the info I needed right on the site versus other schools I had to call and they wanted me to set up appt. which was inconvenient since im from Virginia.

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Good teacher. I'm french and I think he was very patient with me. When I visit the school, I have a good feeling and the person who explained me the bartending was clear, simple and didn't compare with other schools bartending. for me, it was a real experience I really liked it.

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★★★★★

Good teacher. I'm french and I think he was very patient with me. When I visit the school, I have a good feeling and the person who explained me the bartending was clear, simple and didn't compare with other schools bartending. for me, it was a real experience I really liked it.

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It is the most presigious, so I want to study in the best to be THE BEST as well. Some of my friends told me about this school and they said it's EXCELLENT!

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★★★★★

It is the most presigious, so I want to study in the best to be THE BEST as well. Some of my friends told me about this school and they said it's EXCELLENT!

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I learned a lot I now have my confidence to do a bartending job. Everyday was an experience forme but the last 2 days were the best!!! THIS IS THE BEST!!!

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★★★★★

I learned a lot I now have my confidence to do a bartending job. Everyday was an experience forme but the last 2 days were the best!!! THIS IS THE BEST!!!

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Heard many good things, excellent instructor, learning about the bartending trade and you get what you pay for.

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★★★★★

Heard many good things, excellent instructor, learning about the bartending trade and you get what you pay for.

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I chose your school because I thought this is one of the best schools in NY and has instructors with a lot of experience.

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I chose your school because I thought this is one of the best schools in NY and has instructors with a lot of experience.

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New York Bartending School clearly was the most professional setup and after hearing horror stories from other schools, I found the tuition well worth a few extra dollars to get quality. I would definitely recommend new york bartending school to any of my friends. The 2 week course was a blast, but I would say going through speed drills and realizing ""I can do this"" - not in 6 minutes, or even 5 but in 4 minutes. My instructor was very friendly, outgoing and has the perfect personality to make learning a fun experience. He not only knows drinks, he knows how th real world operates. NYBS has trained me well and made it fun!

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★★★★★

New York Bartending School clearly was the most professional setup and after hearing horror stories from other schools, I found the tuition well worth a few extra dollars to get quality. I would definitely recommend new york bartending school to any of my friends. The 2 week course was a blast, but I would say going through speed drills and realizing ""I can do this"" - not in 6 minutes, or even 5 but in 4 minutes. My instructor was very friendly, outgoing and has the perfect personality to make learning a fun experience. He not only knows drinks, he knows how th real world operates. NYBS has trained me well and made it fun!

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you have got to hand it to these guys. They have over 200 reviews posted here, all of them taken right out of their own pamphlet copy, all of them science fiction. If they spent as much time trying to get the students jobs as they do writing reviews for themselves they might be worth the disgraceful price they charge to have out of work bartenders teach out of work students who are going to stay out of work. When you go there it looks great, everything is brand new, they put on a great presentation, and they are world-class slick advertisers and manipulators of websites like this, but the truth is they have not been in business long compared to other schools, and this publicity blitz will eventually collapse like a house of cards for one reason: they don't find anyone jobs. I don't need to pay seven hundred dollars to be given the want ads from the village voice. Be very careful.

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★★☆☆☆

you have got to hand it to these guys. They have over 200 reviews posted here, all of them taken right out of their own pamphlet copy, all of them science fiction. If they spent as much time trying to get the students jobs as they do writing reviews for themselves they might be worth the disgraceful price they charge to have out of work bartenders teach out of work students who are going to stay out of work. When you go there it looks great, everything is brand new, they put on a great presentation, and they are world-class slick advertisers and manipulators of websites like this, but the truth is they have not been in business long compared to other schools, and this publicity blitz will eventually collapse like a house of cards for one reason: they don't find anyone jobs. I don't need to pay seven hundred dollars to be given the want ads from the village voice. Be very careful.

Pros: good sales staff and promotion

Cons: overpriced, inadequate job contacts

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recommendation from a graduate - great teacher and very honest about the business & open with his experiences. I really enjoyed my week here & feel like I have learned quite alot.

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★★★★★

recommendation from a graduate - great teacher and very honest about the business & open with his experiences. I really enjoyed my week here & feel like I have learned quite alot.

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Other people lie about New York Bartending School - it's small classes, real ice, you don't have people from different levels, attention to detail. Very friendly out going instructors, it helped me feel comfortable. I just had a great time every day.

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★★★★★

Other people lie about New York Bartending School - it's small classes, real ice, you don't have people from different levels, attention to detail. Very friendly out going instructors, it helped me feel comfortable. I just had a great time every day.

Pros: free class

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New York Bartending School is the best in NY - based on a research I've done. I got a great education - I've learned more than I expected. Especially about spirits and wine. But also it gave me confidence I needed to start working as a bartender - confidence I couldn't get just from reading a ""Bartender's Bible""

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★★★★★

New York Bartending School is the best in NY - based on a research I've done. I got a great education - I've learned more than I expected. Especially about spirits and wine. But also it gave me confidence I needed to start working as a bartender - confidence I couldn't get just from reading a ""Bartender's Bible""

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It's Great! I researched online & liked the fact that : 1) I can take refreshment course; 2) that there is an acutal person who helps with job search

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★★★★★

It's Great! I researched online & liked the fact that : 1) I can take refreshment course; 2) that there is an acutal person who helps with job search

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They give good advice and provide clear explanations. I enjoyed creating our own cocktails during the Absolute Vodka presentation. English isn't my first language, and I understood everything! I had an activity with the Embassy CES english school and I was really surprised, in fact, to see that New York Bartending School exists! I thought I wanted to try it; it's always a good skill to have!

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★★★★★

They give good advice and provide clear explanations. I enjoyed creating our own cocktails during the Absolute Vodka presentation. English isn't my first language, and I understood everything! I had an activity with the Embassy CES english school and I was really surprised, in fact, to see that New York Bartending School exists! I thought I wanted to try it; it's always a good skill to have!

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Patient instructors with positive & motivational attitudes. Wonderful experience having them as instructors

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Patient instructors with positive & motivational attitudes. Wonderful experience having them as instructors

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Great job, very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. I was really impressed with the intro class

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★★★★★

Great job, very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. I was really impressed with the intro class

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I learned everything I needed to know about running a my own bar through New York Bartending School. Everything from creating a cocktail menu to efficient, courteous service tricks and tips. All my bartenders still refer to my flashcards for common and obscure drink/shot recipes. I've sent most of my staff for training there. We are all T.I.P.S. certified through NYBS. My bar is highly rated on citysearch and I attribute a lot of my customer satifaction to the knowledge I received from NYBS. Thank you for all your help! Perdition Bar/Lounge, NYC

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★★★★★

I learned everything I needed to know about running a my own bar through New York Bartending School. Everything from creating a cocktail menu to efficient, courteous service tricks and tips. All my bartenders still refer to my flashcards for common and obscure drink/shot recipes. I've sent most of my staff for training there. We are all T.I.P.S. certified through NYBS. My bar is highly rated on citysearch and I attribute a lot of my customer satifaction to the knowledge I received from NYBS. Thank you for all your help! Perdition Bar/Lounge, NYC

Pros: Excellent instructors, curriculum, real ice

Cons: none that I can think of

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New York Bartending School was the most impressive + had the most positive testimonials on other review websites the website is well done and the Free intro class was great. I had an awesome instructor who made the whole situation fun. He's very cool and knows his stuff. I like his straight up teaching style and his jokes. He seemed to really not want me to screw up and because of that, only made me study harder. He put the bar scene from a bartenders perspective in a tangible format.

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★★★★★

New York Bartending School was the most impressive + had the most positive testimonials on other review websites the website is well done and the Free intro class was great. I had an awesome instructor who made the whole situation fun. He's very cool and knows his stuff. I like his straight up teaching style and his jokes. He seemed to really not want me to screw up and because of that, only made me study harder. He put the bar scene from a bartenders perspective in a tangible format.

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When I visited the website, I was extremely impressed with all the certifications we get with our license. I knew from there on in, that this school was legit not fake!!! I had a great teacher! The fact that he is very blunt & straight forward means alot because he is not ""beating around""! He told us how the ""real world"" bartending experience would be like. He didn't sugar coat it he did a great job! My favorite experience was when it was Wednesday & I could do most if not all drinks already & I had only started on Monday. You can pick up quickly if you pay attention to what your teacher tells you!

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★★★★★

When I visited the website, I was extremely impressed with all the certifications we get with our license. I knew from there on in, that this school was legit not fake!!! I had a great teacher! The fact that he is very blunt & straight forward means alot because he is not ""beating around""! He told us how the ""real world"" bartending experience would be like. He didn't sugar coat it he did a great job! My favorite experience was when it was Wednesday & I could do most if not all drinks already & I had only started on Monday. You can pick up quickly if you pay attention to what your teacher tells you!

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I did research on bartending schools in nyc and new york bartending school had the best credentials + reputation. They were extremely helpful and honest. Taught us everything we needed to know and more without any b.s.

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★★★★★

I did research on bartending schools in nyc and new york bartending school had the best credentials + reputation. They were extremely helpful and honest. Taught us everything we needed to know and more without any b.s.

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I wanted the best, and this was the name that kept coming up. My teacher was really cool and down to earth. he knew everything that he needed to know to a tee. There wasn't a question that he could not answer and he was always available to speak whether during, prior or after class

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★★★★★

I wanted the best, and this was the name that kept coming up. My teacher was really cool and down to earth. he knew everything that he needed to know to a tee. There wasn't a question that he could not answer and he was always available to speak whether during, prior or after class

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Really cool - Fun and knowledgeable so it was a pleasure learning from him. Favorite experience was getting down all the drinks and practicing as much as possible.

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★★★★★

Really cool - Fun and knowledgeable so it was a pleasure learning from him. Favorite experience was getting down all the drinks and practicing as much as possible.

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The instructor was funny, informative, & easygoing I loved the hands on experience and the Bacardi presentation.

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★★★★★

The instructor was funny, informative, & easygoing I loved the hands on experience and the Bacardi presentation.

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I was impressed when I came to visit the fact that we got so much time to practice behind the bar. I've heard that pther schools over-crowd their classes. I liked the pacing of the class and he mixed it up a lot so that we didn't get bored doing the same thing. I thought his anecdotes about the realities of bartending were really useful.

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★★★★★

I was impressed when I came to visit the fact that we got so much time to practice behind the bar. I've heard that pther schools over-crowd their classes. I liked the pacing of the class and he mixed it up a lot so that we didn't get bored doing the same thing. I thought his anecdotes about the realities of bartending were really useful.

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My friend research bartending schools he chose this as the best. After reviewing all that he found, I ageed with him. I couldn't believe how quickly I was learning how to make all the drinks from the drill sergeant of bartending!

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★★★★★

My friend research bartending schools he chose this as the best. After reviewing all that he found, I ageed with him. I couldn't believe how quickly I was learning how to make all the drinks from the drill sergeant of bartending!

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Kept the class fun and interesting - damn good teacher too made sure we knew our stuff and more. I like how you can come back for a refresher anytime free of charge and I liked the job placement program.

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★★★★★

Kept the class fun and interesting - damn good teacher too made sure we knew our stuff and more. I like how you can come back for a refresher anytime free of charge and I liked the job placement program.

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Knowledgeable, Funny and Honest - gave us the ""real deal."" The bar is set high and in our struggles we find our best selves.

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Knowledgeable, Funny and Honest - gave us the ""real deal."" The bar is set high and in our struggles we find our best selves.

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Well-rounded straight forward instructor. His experience gave me a sense of security in what I was learning. The website was the nicest and offered objective info, It wasn't begging you to come there

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★★★★★

Well-rounded straight forward instructor. His experience gave me a sense of security in what I was learning. The website was the nicest and offered objective info, It wasn't begging you to come there

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I came in for the presentation on Wed. night and the presentation was great. I immediately signed up. The whole experience was fun. Extremely patient excellent ways to make it fun. Couldn't ask for a better teacher

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★★★★★

I came in for the presentation on Wed. night and the presentation was great. I immediately signed up. The whole experience was fun. Extremely patient excellent ways to make it fun. Couldn't ask for a better teacher

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Taught us everything we needed to know + more. He is very helpful, supportive and patient and funny. Couldn't ask for a better instructor. NYBS is affordable and has a great atmosphere. There were no gimmicks and I was not forced to sign up. I am very glad I chose this school instead of the others that I had visited. It didn't feel like school because I actually wanted to study, favorite class was martinis.

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★★★★★

Taught us everything we needed to know + more. He is very helpful, supportive and patient and funny. Couldn't ask for a better instructor. NYBS is affordable and has a great atmosphere. There were no gimmicks and I was not forced to sign up. I am very glad I chose this school instead of the others that I had visited. It didn't feel like school because I actually wanted to study, favorite class was martinis.

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NYS Education accredited - left no stone unturned and was ultimately very helpful, if not instrumental to my success.

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★★★★★

NYS Education accredited - left no stone unturned and was ultimately very helpful, if not instrumental to my success.

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It has smaller classes than other schools and was affordable, compared to other schools. Being able to practice repeatedly really helps make you remember the right way to do it.

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★★★★★

It has smaller classes than other schools and was affordable, compared to other schools. Being able to practice repeatedly really helps make you remember the right way to do it.

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It was alot of fun. Never let me get down on myself when I couldn't figure something out. Whole thing was amazing. I would do it again in a heart beat.

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★★★★★

It was alot of fun. Never let me get down on myself when I couldn't figure something out. Whole thing was amazing. I would do it again in a heart beat.

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Excellent, great real experience stories. Serious and always on subject. I did an extensive search online and heard and read it was the best.

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★★★★★

Excellent, great real experience stories. Serious and always on subject. I did an extensive search online and heard and read it was the best.

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Teaches you everything you need to know about any aspect of bartending. Great Instructor Learning all the Drinks was a great Experience. something that will benefit in the future.

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★★★★★

Teaches you everything you need to know about any aspect of bartending. Great Instructor Learning all the Drinks was a great Experience. something that will benefit in the future.

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Has a lot of energy easy to get along with very amiable and makes class pleasant. Fantastic instructors! It's UPLIFTING!

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★★★★★

Has a lot of energy easy to get along with very amiable and makes class pleasant. Fantastic instructors! It's UPLIFTING!

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The most professional-looking site, wine training & POS training & option for lifetime refreshers - they were extremely informed & down to earth.

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★★★★★

The most professional-looking site, wine training & POS training & option for lifetime refreshers - they were extremely informed & down to earth.

 

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