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How old do I need to be a bartender?  In California, you must be 21 years of age to work as a bartender. Because this requirement varies from state to state, you only need to be 18 years old to attend the Pacific Bartending School.
What is a Bartender's License?  A "Bartender's License" or a "Bartending Certification" is authorized by the State Education Department, and is issued to graduates who have successfully passed the bartender/mixology course.

What about Online Bartending Schools?  At the Pacific Bartending School, we believe that the only true way to learn the skills and speed needed to work in a live bar environment is to train with hands-on experience behind a fully functional bar. Online courses, books and videos cannot offer the type of practical experience that is essential for a successful career in bartending. Furthermore, online bartending courses are not regulated or governed by any state agency.

Do you offer job placement assistence?  Yes. The primary goal of our school is to assist you in finding a job as soon as possible. All students will have access to our jobs database through a username and password.  The jobs website is updated twice daily and in addition there is an extensive lesson on job hunting techniques in the school's corriculum.  We are in constant contact with key personnel from bars, lounges, restaurants, clubs and hotels all over the Los Angeles area to learn of job openings as soon as they are available - often before they reach the newspapers or Internet.
Won't it be difficult to learn everything I need to know in 2 weeks?  Most of our students start out with little or no knowledge of the beverage service industry. And almost all of our students graduate the first time through. It all boils down to a comprehensive curriculum, modern teaching methods, veteran instructors, and the use of our VideoCocktailer audio-visual training program.
After just two weeks of hands-on-training, our grads look and perform like they have been working behind a real bar for Years!
If you still need or want additional training after your classes are completed, you may retake any part of the course as many times as you want, free of charge, be it the following week or 10 years down the road.
What if I miss a day?   Not a problem! You can simply make it up. There are multiple class time options available for each lesson. And it will never cost you another dime!
How long is the entire course?  The total course is 2 weeks. Weekday classes run 3.5 hours per day for 2 consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday, with multiple class time options available each day. 
 Saturday classes run 11:00am to 3:00pm, for 5 consecutive Saturdays and is an accelerated course however; you may take as many hours necessary to complete the course.
How soon can I start classes? Weekday classes start every Monday. Classes are held from 1:30pm-5:00pm, and 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Saturday classes are held over 5 Saturdays. Attendance is required from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please call for Saturday start date.
What are the total costs?  Total enrollment WAS $495.00, NOW $195.00!  This price includes the registration fee, training in a state-of-the-art facility with experienced instructors, all materials, a nationally recognized certificate of completion, ongoing job placement assistance, and FREE refresher courses!


Why are some schools so secretive about their tuition fees and policies?  Some bartending schools charge as much as they can, depending on what they think you can afford. You may end up paying hundreds more than the student next to you.
The Pacific Bartending School charges a single, well-publicized fee for our training. We will always tell you the entire cost whether you inquire in person or over the phone.  If a bartending school refuses to discuss price over the phone and pressures you to come in for an "interview" ( which really means a hard-sell tactic) just say good-bye and call us.
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