We here the same questions all the time; “should I get a job as a barback first to learn more about bartending?” Well, no. In fact, getting a job as a barback may hamper your quest for a career in bartending. While a lot of people think that to become a bartender they first have to become a barback to learn the ropes, this could not be further from the truth.

A job as a barback requires a lot of heavy lifting and physically demanding work. You will be asked to restock coolers, change kegs, clear glassware, wash dishes and glasses, and SOMETIMES help the bartender. While this is a nice job, you will learn very little about bartending. You are not learning about making drinks. You are not learning about customer service.

The only way to learn about being a bartender is to actually get behind the bar. But how? How do you gain hands-on experience without actually having a job as a bartender? Attend Bartending School!

Thinking of attending bartending school and live in the Baltimore, MD, or Washington DC areas? Check out the Maryland Bartending Academy! Our state-of-the-art classroom allows you to experience exactly what it feels like behind a completely functional bar. Our bartending school is equipped with a full range of professional bar tools and equipment, such as front bars, back bars, cash registers, electronic soda dispensers, stainless steel sinks, cocktail units, overhanging glass racks, blender, ice machines, draught beer dispensers and much, much more.

Attending the Maryland Bartending Academy is the closest thing to real life experience that you will receive in a classroom.

If you have any questions about a Career in Bartending or wish to register for an upcoming class, please contact the Maryland Bartending Academy by calling 410-787-0020 or visit MarylandBartending.com today!

Maryland Bartending Academy is not only Maryland’s oldest bartending school, but we also offer the most comprehensive curriculum around. We will have you ready for your new career in two weeks and then we will help you find bartender jobs around Maryland and DC! We have trained and placed thousands and thousands of bartenders into some of the busiest bars throughout not only Maryland and DC, but also the entire nation.

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