Professional Bartending School

★★★★★
  • 2440 Wilson Blvd 200A

    Arlington, VA 22201

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  • 703-841-9700

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Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Monday-Friday; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday
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PBS is simply the best, hands down! Starting with the material that you learn, the instructors that keep it interesting and top-notch job placement - guaranteed to make things happen. I decided to go to B-tender school during the summer because I was bored and wanted to do something that could make some quick money.

I was first introduced to one of PBS's superstars (Mr. Hollingsworth) who sold me on everything PBS had to offer! I'm was not disappointed because everything he said came true. I made my tuition back weeks after graduating...just like he said I would. The instructors made class so fun and exciting it made me want to study and then show off the next day. To this day I use what my professor (YES...professor) taught me. I still say over and over..."best on your back" (Thanks Patrick!!!) to remember one of the drink recipes. As I said...I made my tution back weeks after graduating...JD kicks butt...when sending you on leads. I made a great contact or landed a gig each time he sent me on a lead.

In short...PBS grabs your attention, sells dreams and delivers. The school is outstanding and it was one of the best decisions I made.

5
★★★★★

PBS is simply the best, hands down! Starting with the material that you learn, the instructors that keep it interesting and top-notch job placement - guaranteed to make things happen. I decided to go to B-tender school during the summer because I was bored and wanted to do something that could make some quick money.

I was first introduced to one of PBS's superstars (Mr. Hollingsworth) who sold me on everything PBS had to offer! I'm was not disappointed because everything he said came true. I made my tuition back weeks after graduating...just like he said I would. The instructors made class so fun and exciting it made me want to study and then show off the next day. To this day I use what my professor (YES...professor) taught me. I still say over and over..."best on your back" (Thanks Patrick!!!) to remember one of the drink recipes. As I said...I made my tution back weeks after graduating...JD kicks butt...when sending you on leads. I made a great contact or landed a gig each time he sent me on a lead.

In short...PBS grabs your attention, sells dreams and delivers. The school is outstanding and it was one of the best decisions I made.

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Thanks Misti: We were glad to help and we understand you have gotten a lot of bartending jobs.
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I know what you're asking yourself right now. Will this be a waste of my time and money? How can I learn how to do this? Will a regular bar actually hire me?

Before I went to PBS, I was thinking all of those things too. I was told by friends that were bartenders that bartending school was a joke. That I wouldn't be hired at a real bar and should've thought about being a bartender when I was 16 and worked my way up. Proving them wrong has never been so much fun.

Listen, this place is what you make of it, and the staff and instructors give you the tools that you need to succeed. If you go in, do just what you need to get by, and don't apply yourself, you probably won't see the results that you want. Nobody claimed this was an easy thing to learn. However, if you do the homework, memorize the drinks, listen to the instructors, come in early to practice and stay late to perfect, you walk out of PBS knowing how to make 150+ drinks FAST. JD in the job placement is really awesome, and definitely connected- he literally has hundreds of managers on his personal cellphone, and connected me with an employer within an afternoon. These people trust him and know that he delivers capable staff.

The only place I see people from other bartending schools are at your run-of-the-mill catering events, and I've met more than one PBS graduate when I'm out in DC.

Do yourself a favor: stop making excuses and rationalizations, sign up for Professional Bartneding School, start practicing, and get hired.

-Eric T.

5
★★★★★

I know what you're asking yourself right now. Will this be a waste of my time and money? How can I learn how to do this? Will a regular bar actually hire me?

Before I went to PBS, I was thinking all of those things too. I was told by friends that were bartenders that bartending school was a joke. That I wouldn't be hired at a real bar and should've thought about being a bartender when I was 16 and worked my way up. Proving them wrong has never been so much fun.

Listen, this place is what you make of it, and the staff and instructors give you the tools that you need to succeed. If you go in, do just what you need to get by, and don't apply yourself, you probably won't see the results that you want. Nobody claimed this was an easy thing to learn. However, if you do the homework, memorize the drinks, listen to the instructors, come in early to practice and stay late to perfect, you walk out of PBS knowing how to make 150+ drinks FAST. JD in the job placement is really awesome, and definitely connected- he literally has hundreds of managers on his personal cellphone, and connected me with an employer within an afternoon. These people trust him and know that he delivers capable staff.

The only place I see people from other bartending schools are at your run-of-the-mill catering events, and I've met more than one PBS graduate when I'm out in DC.

Do yourself a favor: stop making excuses and rationalizations, sign up for Professional Bartneding School, start practicing, and get hired.

-Eric T.

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Thank you, Eric.
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Went to PBS because I wanted a career change. Never tended bar prior. They taught me the knowldege and skills to be EXTREMELY successful in a VERY limited amount of time. I now can keep up with bartenders who have years of expierence on me.

The cherry is their refresher courses and job placement program. Always available and in contact with excellent results.

WELL WORTH IT!!!!!

2
★★★★★

Went to PBS because I wanted a career change. Never tended bar prior. They taught me the knowldege and skills to be EXTREMELY successful in a VERY limited amount of time. I now can keep up with bartenders who have years of expierence on me.

The cherry is their refresher courses and job placement program. Always available and in contact with excellent results.

WELL WORTH IT!!!!!

Pros: Great Education, Friendly Staff, Constant Contact

Cons: You'll know more than most bartenders out there. Becareful!

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The first time I considered being a bartender was while I was in school. I was in a Masters program and was about to graduate, but knew it would be a long road toward finding a career in my field. The hard truth was that I needed a job quickly and I needed a job that would pay enough to sustain me and to help me battle my student loans. After a bit of asking around, bartending started looking like a good option, but I had absolutely no experience as a bartender or even in the restaurant industry. A quick Google search lead me to the Professional Bartending School of Arlington, Virginia. From their website I got the impression that they were a very reputable and knowledgeable school (over 40 years of business means something has to be going right!). Once I gave them a call this impression was confirmed. The staff was straightforward and extremely helpful. I was so convinced of their quality after speaking to them that I recommended the school to two of my schoolmates who were in the same situation I was in; we all decided to enroll together and it was an excellent decision.
It was apparent from the beginning that the bartending classes were set up with a lot of thought and dedication. The lessons were engaging and often hilarious, due to our great teacher, and were complete with a full bar on which to practice our lessons each day. The flexibility of the lesson schedules was very convenient and appreciated. I took the two weeklong version in the mornings while I was completing my Masters program during the afternoons and evenings. I graduated from both my Masters program and my bartending school at the same time.
The Professional Bartending School did not cut its ties with me once I had graduated. In fact, I would say that the services they provided after I graduated were the most beneficial towards getting me a job! A few days after graduating the job placement office and J.D. Kippler contacted me. From their 40 years of business in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, the Professional Bartending School has gained a fantastic reputation for providing good bartenders, therefore may bars and restaurants come to them looking for people to hire. J.D. helped get me get in contact with these bars and restaurants and within two weeks of graduating I had four interviews and by the end of the third week I was hired by the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern in Washington D.C. I love my job and the people I work with (some of which are other graduates of the Professional Bartending School)! And to make it even better, I will be making close to 40K in my new job. Definitely enough to support me and my student loan bills! In addition, my friends who I enrolled with also got jobs within weeks of graduating! I would recommend the Professional Bartending School to anyone who is need of a job that is fun, flexible, and has good pay because with the help of the Professional Bartending School it is definitely within reach.

2
★★★★★

The first time I considered being a bartender was while I was in school. I was in a Masters program and was about to graduate, but knew it would be a long road toward finding a career in my field. The hard truth was that I needed a job quickly and I needed a job that would pay enough to sustain me and to help me battle my student loans. After a bit of asking around, bartending started looking like a good option, but I had absolutely no experience as a bartender or even in the restaurant industry. A quick Google search lead me to the Professional Bartending School of Arlington, Virginia. From their website I got the impression that they were a very reputable and knowledgeable school (over 40 years of business means something has to be going right!). Once I gave them a call this impression was confirmed. The staff was straightforward and extremely helpful. I was so convinced of their quality after speaking to them that I recommended the school to two of my schoolmates who were in the same situation I was in; we all decided to enroll together and it was an excellent decision.
It was apparent from the beginning that the bartending classes were set up with a lot of thought and dedication. The lessons were engaging and often hilarious, due to our great teacher, and were complete with a full bar on which to practice our lessons each day. The flexibility of the lesson schedules was very convenient and appreciated. I took the two weeklong version in the mornings while I was completing my Masters program during the afternoons and evenings. I graduated from both my Masters program and my bartending school at the same time.
The Professional Bartending School did not cut its ties with me once I had graduated. In fact, I would say that the services they provided after I graduated were the most beneficial towards getting me a job! A few days after graduating the job placement office and J.D. Kippler contacted me. From their 40 years of business in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, the Professional Bartending School has gained a fantastic reputation for providing good bartenders, therefore may bars and restaurants come to them looking for people to hire. J.D. helped get me get in contact with these bars and restaurants and within two weeks of graduating I had four interviews and by the end of the third week I was hired by the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern in Washington D.C. I love my job and the people I work with (some of which are other graduates of the Professional Bartending School)! And to make it even better, I will be making close to 40K in my new job. Definitely enough to support me and my student loan bills! In addition, my friends who I enrolled with also got jobs within weeks of graduating! I would recommend the Professional Bartending School to anyone who is need of a job that is fun, flexible, and has good pay because with the help of the Professional Bartending School it is definitely within reach.

Pros: Great connections, awesome staff, great practice bar

Cons: Dude, seriously none come to mind.

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I went to bartending school because I needed to make extra money on the side. I was also worried whether or not I would be able to get a job afterwards. It turned out that the course was super fun and I easily got a job in DC within a month of graduating. The instructors, job placement and sales people there are all awesome, giving me the best things to say about PBS. If you want to bartend, GO TO PBS!

2
★★★★★

I went to bartending school because I needed to make extra money on the side. I was also worried whether or not I would be able to get a job afterwards. It turned out that the course was super fun and I easily got a job in DC within a month of graduating. The instructors, job placement and sales people there are all awesome, giving me the best things to say about PBS. If you want to bartend, GO TO PBS!

Pros: Great education, Lots of fun, Pays for itself FAST

Cons: Non really

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To Potential Bartending School Applicants,

I recently graduated from Arlington??s Professional Bartending School and I must say it was a great investment. I was able to accurately recall the requested cocktail ingredients during my interviews and within 3 days, I was hired as a full-time bartender. Once I was hired, all of the techniques became second nature and I quickly made my initial investment back. The trainers and staff are very knowledge and are always willing to lend a helping hand. If you are interested in pursuing bartending as a career or a supplemental income source, you will not regret attending Arlington??s Professional Bartending School.

Andrew

5
★★★★★

To Potential Bartending School Applicants,

I recently graduated from Arlington??s Professional Bartending School and I must say it was a great investment. I was able to accurately recall the requested cocktail ingredients during my interviews and within 3 days, I was hired as a full-time bartender. Once I was hired, all of the techniques became second nature and I quickly made my initial investment back. The trainers and staff are very knowledge and are always willing to lend a helping hand. If you are interested in pursuing bartending as a career or a supplemental income source, you will not regret attending Arlington??s Professional Bartending School.

Andrew

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At Andrew: Thanks for the comments. Glad you hooked up a job so quick.
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I had no idea how useful and helpful the school would be to me even after though I graduated so long ago. The teachers used awesome mnemonic devices to help us learn over 120 drinks, taught us techniques to allow us to improvise and create our own drinks, and even gave us pointers on how to be a more personable/charismatic bartender for our patrons. As far as schooling is concerned, this school did an amazing job preparing me to bartend and has helped me tremendously after graduation. While I now bartend only very occasionally alongside my 9 to 5, the job placement guys keep e-mailing me, still knowing that I want to bartend the occasional private party, about various opportunities as such. It's a very comforting feeling because, even though the school teaches a ton of students, they still make personalized contacts for each and every one. If you want to learn about bartending and hope to become a bartender, this school is exactly what you need to prepare you for all aspects of providing the highest quality of service.

2
★★★★★

I had no idea how useful and helpful the school would be to me even after though I graduated so long ago. The teachers used awesome mnemonic devices to help us learn over 120 drinks, taught us techniques to allow us to improvise and create our own drinks, and even gave us pointers on how to be a more personable/charismatic bartender for our patrons. As far as schooling is concerned, this school did an amazing job preparing me to bartend and has helped me tremendously after graduation. While I now bartend only very occasionally alongside my 9 to 5, the job placement guys keep e-mailing me, still knowing that I want to bartend the occasional private party, about various opportunities as such. It's a very comforting feeling because, even though the school teaches a ton of students, they still make personalized contacts for each and every one. If you want to learn about bartending and hope to become a bartender, this school is exactly what you need to prepare you for all aspects of providing the highest quality of service.

Pros: fast, comprehensive, helpful, effective, efficient

Cons: none

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Professional Bartending School allowed me to accomplish my bartending goals within a quarter of the time that it probably would have taken me to accomplish them otherwise. Not only did they teach me everything I needed to know to be a fast and knowledgeable bartender within two weeks' time, but the job placement program they offer after graduation is invaluable. Literally every step I've taken up the bartending ladder I can trace back to information and leads provided by their job placement director.

-Noah Siegel

2
★★★★★

Professional Bartending School allowed me to accomplish my bartending goals within a quarter of the time that it probably would have taken me to accomplish them otherwise. Not only did they teach me everything I needed to know to be a fast and knowledgeable bartender within two weeks' time, but the job placement program they offer after graduation is invaluable. Literally every step I've taken up the bartending ladder I can trace back to information and leads provided by their job placement director.

-Noah Siegel

Pros: Learn how to make drinks quickly, and get job leads!

Cons: None

Message from Professional Bartending School

The Professional Bartending School is the longest running, largest, most well-known bartending school in the region and one of the best known schools in the nation. We are the only bartending school that treats placement seriously. No crazy unsubstantiated claims like 90-100% placement rate. We do things differently. We show you who is working where. You can visit the school, and see hundreds of graduates working throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

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State Certified hands-on bartending training. National alcohol management certification. Extensive job placement assistance. Best known bartending school in the DMV

 

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