There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a bartending school. We’ll never badmouth our competition, but we will tell you we constantly have people who compared schools and decided to enroll with us, even though many of them live minutes away from less expensive bartending schools. They choose us for many reasons: we are Maryland’s oldest bartender school, we have an outstanding reputation and we are highly recommended. We also have one of the most realistic, state-of-the-art training facilities in the country. Do some research and get a free Better Business Bureau report on the school you are considering. How long has the school been in business? Read Google Reviews from past grads and hear what they have to say. Ask about the curriculum, and how often is it revised. Does the school offer additional practice time throughout the course and free refresher classes after you graduate? Is the school an approved training facility by Professional Bartending Schools of America? Can the school offer nationwide job placement assistance to all graduates and future refresher classes? When choosing a bartending school, remember you want to make sure you’re spending your money wisely. Tuition at a Maryland state licensed school must be a set rate, and can’t offer deals or specials to try and get you enrolled. Remember: the least expensive school is never the best! If you save one or two hundred dollars by attending a cheaper school and one closer to home, but never get a good bartending job then your money was wasted. A good bartending school will have a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The classrooms should be set up just like a real bar and equipped with POS (point of sale) terminals, ice machines, hot and cold running water behind their bars, cocktail units, soda guns, draught beer, blenders, professional bar tools, glassware, live feed video cameras for student evaluations/training, custom lighting and sound system, and flat screen TV’s. If you are able to take a tour of the school, take advantage of the offer. Ask to see the training manuals and an actual class in session, or at least walk through the classroom. The classroom should be clean, neat and look like a real bar.