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Alright i have a few questions like

1. Whats a good school?

2. Whats the average cost?

3. How much does the job pay on average?

4. How long does it take to finish school

5. Has anyone here been to a school or have a exp with this?

6. Do i have to be 21 to attend?

Thanks for all those who help, This isn't what i wanna do for a career just part of my current interests.


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Bartending schools are a crock. Don't waste your time on them. You don't need any kind of degree or special training to get a job as bar tender. Just go in to some local pubs and bars and ask if they are looking to hire someone. Some places will give you training or let you shadow a bartender that already works there until you become comfortable enough

You DO need to be knowledgeable about alcohol and drinks and such. Don't just go in there like a bumbling kid looking for a cool job.

Also I'm fairly certain you need to be 21 to get a job.
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QUOTE (Dark.Matter @ May 6 2009, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also I'm fairly certain you need to be 21 to get a job.

depends on where. You need to be legally at least 18 in most places. Laws vary though.
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I know a shit ton or bartenders. None of them went to school for it so don't waste your time and money.
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yea most bartenders never went to school to be a bartender. Although i know this one school in vancouver that offers like a 2 week program for $400.


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Yeah man, you don't need to go to school to be a bartender...if you are going to go to school be a doctor or something, haha.



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Bartending, flairing and simply mixing techniques is something you can learn in your free time...on the internet for example icon_razz.gif

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O shi-, Legend is either Tree, or a pretty cool dude.

Anyways, maybe if you majored in something in school, and they offered bartending as a minor, but you didn't have to pay for it. Then I'd suggest going to school and taking it.


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My answer to this is How long is your parents suffer from the cost that you are dealing with..... are they happy right now if you don't have work?

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My answer to this is How long is your parents suffer from the cost that you are dealing with..... are they happy right now if you don't have work?

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