Not only will BarMasters in Virginia Beach teach YOU how to correctly build, mix, and prepare Margaritas, Long Island Iced Teas, Martinis, Mudslides, Cosmopolitans, Shooters, and more! We will teach you how to build your business through great customer service techniques, increase your income by using upselling and suggestive selling techniques, and to serve alsohol responsibly as to provide an awesome and safe environment for your patrons.
We have been certifying Virginia Bartenders and placing Bartenders in jobs through our National affiliates since 1992. We are reliable, knowledgeable, reputable, professional, and the only Bartending school in Virginia Beach.
While other businesses are closing, Bars and Restaurants are springing up all over the place. They need qualified Bartenders now. It is a growing market and it will continue to grow. Don't sit idley and watch opportunity pass you by. Be the change you wish to see!
BarMasters will be CLOSING indefinitely
on June 1, 2018.
Our LAST class will begin on May 21, 2018!
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BARS AND RESTAURANTS NEED EXPERIENCED STAFF FOR THE UPCOMING TOURIST SEASON. DON'T MISS OUT!!
THE NEED FOR PRIVATE PARTY BARTENDERS IS ALSO ON THE RISE!
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Why go to Bartending School?
Like it or not, bartending is not something you can do without ANY training. No one is ever going to hire you right off the street with no experience whatsoever. There are no shortcuts or handbooks that are going to make you a master bartender overnight. Bartending School is an important piece of the puzzle, if you are serious about getting a job as a bartender.
BarMasters teaches techniques, laws, history, and other important skills that you never even knew were important. At BarMasters Bartending School, we have instructors who are actual bartenders in the industry right now. Students benefit from the knowledge and experience of our industry professionals.
Here are the top 10 reasons you may want to consider Bartending School.
1. Customer Interaction
Learning to interact with a guest at a bar is a skill. Striking up the right conversation could mean gaining a customer for life. As a bartender, we have to walk the line between friend and businessperson. You are a salesperson but also a drinking buddy. Bartending School helps you gracefully merge the two ideas so that you can make friends while also doing your job.
2. Learning the Law
Some of the most important things you will learn at Bartending School are often overlooked and forgotten by bartenders who haven’t attended school. These are specific beverage industry laws regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), which was created back in 1933 after Prohibition. These are Dram shop or Third party liability laws. These laws vary from state to state, but are very important.
Another type of law that is important to learn about in Bartending School is sanitation law. Having firsthand experience dealing with these types of rules and regulations are important for health and safety concerns. There are some bars that break these rules very frequently, which can lead to some serious health issues or fines.
3. Correct Pouring
Over-pouring and spilled drinks are a huge problem in the bar industry. It is such a problem, in fact, that some companies are trying to create bartending robots to combat the expense of wasted liquor from inept bartenders. A correct pour can be the difference between serving 15 drinks from one bottle and serving 25 drinks from one bottle. Over the course of a few weeks and months, the costs really start adding up for a bar.
4. Upselling and Suggestive Selling
This is not something you want to leave up to learning on the job, because it is a concept that bar managers looks for in hiring employees. Upselling and suggestive selling is such an important part of the hiring process because it ensures that you will be actively bringing in more money. This is obviously something all bars want to be doing.
5. Professionalism 6. Bar Control 7. Multi-tasking
Being a bartender is a great responsibility. You need to be confident and lead behind the bar. You are accountable for the speed of service as well as the amount of people you are serving. Too many people slow down the service. Too little service and people might get angry and leave, costing valuable revenue for the bar and tip money in your pocket. A great bartender can efficiently mix and serve drinks to multiple people at once, while also taking orders for the next few.
Dealing with intoxicated people is something you will never be able to learn on your own. This requires training. BarMasters prepares you and helps train for the situations that you may face in any given night. The main reason behind all of this is that if you serve alcohol irresponsibly, there are serious repercussions.
8. Drink History and how they’re made
As a bartender, you are the resident expert on everything on your side of the bar. Customers look to you for drinks, but sometimes, for answers. “Hey what’s the difference between Scotch and Bourbon?” Or “Hey what exactly is sour mix?” These are the types of questions you need to be prepared to answer. You may be thinking, I’m just a bartender, I just get them drinks. Well sorry, not these days. An uninformed bartender not only makes a poor impression on themself, but also on the bar. You should learn a little history about the drinks you are serving. Why does this help you when you are just serving a drink? Remember, you are the expert, the more you know, the more your guests will appreciate it. This means better tips and hopefully a returning customer.
9. Lifetime Practice
The greatest thing about bartending is that you can come back to it anytime. If you work as a bartender for a few years, then take some time off, bartending will always be there for you. However, coming back after a few months or years is a bit harder than you might think. This is something that BarMasters school can aide you in that you can’t get in a bar itself. BarMasters Bartending School offers lifetime access to the facilities for graduates.
10. Job Placement
If you expect go find employment as a bartender you may need help. BarMasters Bartending School provides you with that assistance. We have an entire lecture devoted to seeking employment in our industry. We do role-playing and go through the entire process from collecting applications to the interview. We discuss jobs in the private sector as well as insight into running your own business. We also have a job placement page that is only available to graduates of BarMasters Bartending School. Every day new restaurants, sports bars, clubs and hotels open, and they need well-trained, professional bartenders. This growth continues to fuel a demand for bartenders. In good and bad times, people continue to drink no matter the state of the economy.
Our Curriculum consists of over 300 drink recipes in which our certified mixologist instructors prepare 75+ in front of you. Your class time will be split between actual behind the bar mixing and classroom instruction. We love to have fun, so feel free to mingle, laugh with, and meet new people with the same goal as you! We also cover seeking employment in our ever changing industry, proper customer service, as well as tips and tricks for increasing your income.
Never made a Long Island Iced Tea? Never heard of a Mai Tai? That's okay! Our class is 40 hours of making sure you know the difference between shake and blend, the difference between liqueur and liquor, as well as how to properly make a Martini. You will learn over 30 different cordials and much much more!! Once you graduate, you'll be a certified Mixologist ready for your next lucrative part time job, entertaining your next party, or your brand new full time profession!
We have three fully stocked bars for you to make as many shooters, shots, mixed drinks, and cocktails as you would like! We offer real hands on training with certified bartenders/instructors. Employers prefer people who have completed reliable hands on training vs. a makeshift online school certification. Let us WOW you by attending a free class just to see how professional we are!!
Additionally, our school is conveniently located in the heart of Virginia Beach, so whether you're from: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Poquoson, Richmond, Newport News, Yorktown, or Hampton, we're easy to find and right off of 264! We are the BEST bartending school in the Hampton Roads!!
Let Hampton Roads one and only BarMasters Bartending School in Virginia Beach teach YOU how to make drinks correctly!!
BarMasters of Virginia Beach has been an Accredited member of the Greater Hampton Roads Better Business Bureau since 1992!!!!
Barmasters of Virginia Beach Inc is an institution of higher learning located in Virginia Beach. Our faculty is dedicated to guiding our students as they grow and develop, putting them on a successful path for life. We adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student body, taking into account the many ways in which students learn.
Faculty at Barmasters of Virginia Beach Inc are leaders in the community who share a passion for teaching and creating a supportive learning environment that is challenging, collaborative and engaging. Our modern classroom makes it possible to explore the world around us in a safe, encouraging environment.