Columbus Bartending School




Bartending School Columbus1505 Bethel Road
(614) 442-9400
Our Columbus Bartending School has been authorized by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Registration Number 04 -11 -1732T

Consumer Alert - Look at what this investigative newspaper reporter found about another local bartending school here in Columbus in comparison to ABC Bartending Schools

Owner Tony Sylvester says BEWARE of schools who won't tell you the price over the phone and demand that you have to come to the school to find out!

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Here's an example of people recommending the ABC Bartending School

School owner, Tony Sylvester, has been training and placing bartenders nationwide since 1977. ABC Bartending Schools has a Columbus bartending school and is the largest privately owned bartending school system in the United States.  Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide for more than 30 years.  Bartenders are known for their ability to make great money while meeting new people and having lots of fun at their jobs.  Look around you at the number of liquor serving establishments and the number of bartenders (full-time and part time) that it takes to staff these establishments.

The school's training director, Barbara Jones, has been training and placing bartenders here in Columbus for years. Schools consultant Ben Bozeman has been training and placing bartenders in the Columbus area for over many, many years.

The combined background of the owner, teacher and consultant makes them one of the area's top training staff.

Their positive attitude towards their students and their dedication to their success makes them stand alone in his field. Their commitment to excellence and great training ensures their students of their devotion to their success in the field of bartending.

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Here are some of the major TV Network news stations that have reported on the ABC Bartending Schools Nationwide

Watch NBC Channel 8 about ABC Bartending School. Full size version: Click Here - 4:12

Bartending classes packed with unlikely Students
06/18/09 The recession has a local bartending school doing a brisk business, with students who hope mixing drinks w...  ABC News Local 10 - 2:03

Take a look at our recent local TV visit, and article by The Dallas Morning News at our Dallas school location. Shaken economy stirs up interest in bartender classes: The Dallas Morning News - 2:00

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Look at what ABC News has to say about ABC Bartending in Phoenix Arizona:
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Also, check out our great Testimonials, Recommendations, and Press Articles that ABC Bartending has had written about them:

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Convenient 40 Hours Class Schedules

1 Week Accelerated
*for people with limited time or traveling long distances out of the Columbus area.
Mon. - Fri.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

2 Weeks Options
Mon. - Fri.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Weekends (Two consecutive weekends)
Sat. - Sun.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Set up / Changing Shifts / Closing Out
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Bar Equipment
  • Bar Terms
  • What Glass for What Drink
  • Free Pouring / Mixing Techniques
  • Mixing Cocktails - Simple and Fancy (from Shooters to Irish Coffee)
  • Liquor Encyclopedia
  • Beers / Wines / Champagnes
  • Cash Registers / Money Handling / Charge Procedures
  • Tipping
  • Catering Private Parties
  • Job Interview Techniques

Job Placement Assistance, Too!

Tony Sylvester has been placing bartenders nationally since 1977 and brings to his schools the art of matching the right face for the right place. Take a look at the Placement List for your area and the nationwide chains that have hired our students.

Examples of Job Placements in Columbus

Besides the placement examples listed below, ABC BARTENDING SCHOOL staffs major events every year in the Columbus area. As an example, every year for the last 4 years, Barbara Jones, the school Director, has staffed the Columbus Zoofari exclusively with 85 bartenders from our school. Why did the city of Columbus choose ABC? It's simple, it is our great reputation in the City of Columbus of training students properly and getting the job done.

  • World of Beer, Columbus' newest concept bar - India Walker
  • Bogey Inn, Dublin's fine eatery belly up to the bar after 18 holes - Whitney Sullinger
  • El Vaquero, A Columbus favorite for Authentic Mexican meals and margaritas - Cassandra Levisky
  • The Ruckmoor Lounge, The working man's northside oasis - Barbara Howard
  • The Windward Passage, Straight from the sea to you in Upper Arlington - Joe Six
  • The Vault, Downtown's finest banquet facilities - Julius Wright
  • Valleydale Ballroom, Serving Columbus and Ohio for almost a century - Laura Fauss
  • The Ohio State Fraternity Management Association Bartending for Ohio's next generation of leaders - Heather Martin
  • Karma, Downtown night club scene at its best - Nakia Johnson
  • Max & Irmas, Columbus home bred dining and deserts - Kelly Wilson
  • Red Lobster, Sawmill's lobster and your favorite beer - Charles Curry
  • Club 504, North Market and Hip Hop - Cortney Down
  • Applebees, Easton's neighborhood grille - David Floyd
  • Eddie George's, A visit to this campus eatery a must - Tara Ginter
  • Scioto Downs, Race to Grove City's dogs and suds - Brandy Clark
  • Rosie O'Grady's, Northeast rocks at Rosie's - Nick Bolinger
  • Boomerrangs, See Patty the bar manager. Also a graduate Northeast side pary bar - Kristi Bates
  • MacFadden's, Campus area's newest and Finest - Darcey McCarthy
  • Las Margaritas, Ole' in Dublin - Adam Nemon
  • Hartman on Main, Weddings and Graduations need bartenders - Brian Hill
  • Sobe, Dance and Drink your care away Downtown - Patricia Moore
  • Our Place Lounge,(Akron area) Neighborhood friendly - Kelly Houser
  • Red Lobster, (Huntington, W. VA) They grow lobsters there too? - Josh Darby
  • Gary's Place, Worthington's special sports bar - Lynn Heward
  • Rainbow Lounge, Bowling Beer and Music on the Southside - Sean Himmelman
  • Dockside Dolls, Pretty girls and alcohol on the Eastside - Dan Maciejewski

Health and Safety / Legal Responsibilities (certification)

Students will learn the legal responsibilities, health and safety concerns of the workplace. Certification is also available.

Cash Register Procedures and Cash Handling

In this part of the bartending course students will learn to correctly operate a cash register and credit card authorization machine. They will also learn the correct methods of managing cash.

Resumes and Interviewing Techniques

You will learn successful interviewing for a bartending position. Students are trained on how to fill out an application, resume preparation, and how to dress and respond to interview questions.

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Bartending schools are a great place to learn a skill that can be profitable and enjoyable. Thank you for your interest in ABC Bartending Schools with locations nationwide and our Job Placement Assistance program. You have come to the right place to find out more about our bartending schools.

The owner of ABC Bartending Schools, Tony Sylvester, opened his first classroom in 1977, and the rest is now history. ABC is one of the largest bartender training establishments in the nation with locations from coast to coast and affiliations throughout the United States. Read More ?
ABC Bartending Schools offers lifetime nationwide job placement assistance as well as refresher classes throughout the U.S. Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977.