COVID 19 has forced us to temporarily close the school to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. As a result, we are offering a FREE virtual happy hour where you and your quarantined crew can learn how to make some drinks at home. More information is available through our Facebook page, The Professional Bartending Academy or Instagram, BartendRVA. Registration for hands-on classes is still open online. We promise if you register for classes, we will have them. The current starting date may be pushed back if the pandemic continues. Thank you for your support and patience. We look forward to seeing you in our classroom soon! We’re going to get through this! And now back to the regular broadcast below….
So you want to bartend!? Well, to achieve a bartending job in a Richmond bar, restaurant, hotel, country club or nightclub, the employer will have a certain level of expectations regarding your hands-on abilities and knowledge about liquors and recipes. As a result, our hands-on bartending class will teach you how to pour, shake, and make drinks over 2.5 weeks or 5 weekends. Unlike on the job training or online bartending certification, the bartending classes here develop the physical hands-on abilities of a 2 year experienced bartender in 40 hours.
Upon graduating, you’ll immediately receive access to our unlimited nationwide job placement assistance to get your start as a professional bartender. With the upcoming spring and summer season, new bartending jobs are becoming available daily. If you’ve been thinking about doing it, now is the time! Visit our page bartending classes for more information about upcoming classes available.