Maryland's oldest and most respected bartending school.

Approved by Maryland Higher Education Commmission

Accredited B.B.B. member with an A+ rating.

Plenty of hands-on training behind an actual bar.

We're the school bar owners and managers recommend!

Approved by Professional Bartending Schools of America.

Immediate job placement assistance when you graduate.

Maryland's "Top" rated most recommended bartender school.

Plenty of "free" parking on school property.

209 New Jersey Avenue, N.E.
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

Do You Need to go to School to Become a Bartender?

Ha! The age old question - "Do you need to go to school to become a bartender"

This is a question that comes up pretty frequently in our domain - read this article to get the low-down.

The Short Answer

No, you don't have to.

There are plenty of bartenders that never attended a day of bartending school in their lives.

The way that most of these individuals find themselves behind the bar looks something like this...

1. Get a job at a bar or restaurant (in a non-bartender position - server, host, busser, etc.)

2. Work there for a long time

3. Eventually get a chance at bartending

This may sound like a good way to go, and it may be for you.

The only thing is that within a restaurant, the bartender job is usually the most sought-after. Bartenders usually make more money than anybody else and their job is relatively fun, so naturally, everybody wants a shot behind the bar.

That means that there's a lot of competition to get the job.

The Longer Answer

If you're like me, you don't want to have to wait in line. You'd like to be a step above the competition, to be the first person considered for a job.

So, do you need to go to school to become a bartender - technically, no.

But unless you want to spend years working at a restaurant HOPING to get the chance to be a bartender, you may want to consider some schooling.


Because as a professionally trained bartender, you can skip the line! You don't have to develop seniority at a particular restaurant, you can go in and start as a bartender - making the most money in the whole place, and having fun doing it.

Bartending school is quick - takes only a few months.

And it's fun - you'll be mixing drinks with other cool people.

And it's cheap - let's put it this way, you can earn back your tuition in just a few shifts.

With those 3 things in mind - why would you ever slave away for a year or more climbing the seniority chart in a restaurant? Take the fast-track and sign-up for bartending school today!

"I enrolled at the Maryland Bartending Academy in May of last year and by July I was working as a bartender in a popular Baltimore club earning upwards of $50/hour. The course was easy and fun. PLUS, they helped me land a bartending job once I had graduated! I highly recommend the Maryland Bartending Academy to anybody interested in becoming a bartender."

Julie McMullins Glen Burnie, MD

So what are you waiting for? If you live anywhere in Maryland - from Columbia, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Bethesda, Silver Spring, even out in Washington DC - check out the Maryland Bartending Academy today!