Bartending School Houston

Bartending School Houston (512) 497 3745

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Member of Better Business Bureau, Licensed & Regulated by Texas Workforce Commission, Member Career Schools & Colleges, Member National Bartenders Association, Member Texas Restaurant Association

8 AM - 10 PM 7 Days a Week

Why choose ABC Bartending School in Houston, Texas over other Bartending Schools? For one we offer the best, most complete and up-to-date bartending training program available anywhere. We also offer unparalleled job placement assistance - we just don't quit until you have the great bartending job you want and deserve. ABC Bartending Schools is the largest Bartending School program in the country with schools nationwide, allowing us to tap into job placement networks across the country - we can get you a bartending job just about anywhere.

Jack McKim, Director of Education Texas, opened the first Houston Bartending School in 1980 and has 34 years of bartending, bar management and bartending school experience. He joined the ABC family of nationwide schools in 1990 and now oversees ABC Bartending Schools Texas.  

Head instructor Mark Beasley was born and raised in Houston and brings valuable bartending experience and contacts with all major Houston restaurants and clubs.

Shawn Miller brings 12 years of bartending and bar management knowledge to his students in Houston. He has trained thousands of students in Texas, Florida and Arizona. His reputation in Houston is second to none among area club owners, managers and students who have been trained by him.

ABC Bartending Schools is the largest privately owned bartending school system in the United States. Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977. 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.

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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

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Convenient Class Schedules

2 Weeks Days Mon. - Fri. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
   2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2 Weeks Evening Mon. - Fri. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1 Week Accelerated Mon. - Fri. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and  2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Weekends Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
   Two Consecutive Weekends
 *Adjusted Schedules are available.


  • 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 Houston

  • Perry’s Grille & Steakhouse - Robin Luengas
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines - Eric Kuether
  • Jim Manning Catering - Terrence Below
  • Café Adobe - Janice Jones
  • Sherlocks - Corey Morgan
  • Birraporetti’s Downtown - Ashley Sandergaard
  • Club Euro - Ashley Sandergaard
  • Club Excite - Mike Black
  • The Capital Grill - Anthony Branch
  • Wings & More - Randy McCalip
  • Club Rydms - Roxana Reteria
  • Paradiso Bistro - Meredith Hernandez
  • St James Place Cabaret - Amy Bopho
  • Pointe Hilton - Thomas Slater
  • McGregor Place - Robyn Williams
  • Old Heidelberg - John Urjamo
  • Club Mansion - Tabatha Ortega
  • Aramark - Ozzy Oliver
  • West Wind Club - Dotty Richards
  • Bayou City Wings - Angela Islas
  • Rockin Rodeo - Dylan Nguyen
  • Bossa Fine Dining - Adrian Spognardi
  • Applebee’s - James Jones
  • Emerald Springs - Alicia Barboza
  • Club Sideline - Ana Torres
  • F2 - Yadira Rios
  • Hotel Derek - Elmoustaquim Azeddine
  • Reliant/ Superbowl/Rodeo - Belinda McClenon
  • Houston BBQ Co. - Tina Watson
  • Majesty Staffing - Donny Phan
  • A Fare Extraordinaire - Dylan Nguyn
  • Sombrero’s Bar & Grill - Yolanda Navarro
  • Black Angus - Brian Troy
  • TJ’s Sports Bar - Brian Loughry
  • Backhouse Steakhouse - Apoorua Sha
  • Paradise Sports Bar - Dwana Jansky
  • Cantina Loredo - Donny Phan
  • Ramada - Candace Edwards
  • Holiday Inn Willowbrook - Vidal Scruggs
  • Leon’s Lounge - David Cooper
  • The Tracs - Christy Kocurek
  • Matthias’ Restaurant & Pub - Matthew Shepherd
  • Applebee’s - Rachael Keener
  • Acme Roadhouse - Josh Schnyder
  • Bar One, London - Ellie Heine
  • Caesar’s Palace - Jerry Treglio
  • Olive Garden - William Foote
  • Outback Steakhouse - Nick Lungobardi
  • Roadhouse - Dustin Quintana
  • Radisson Hotel - Mike Duncan
  • T.G.I Fridays - Robert Mcqueen
  • Sheraton Hotel - Peter Botero
  • Red Lobster - Peter Botero
  • Hot Shots Billiards - Saundra Aguilar
  • Key Club of W. Hollywood - Diana Campiano
  • Hyatt Regency - Gene Burnett
  • Fox & Hound - Heather Gardner
  • Fox Sports Grill - Arie Stroup
  • Bourbon Street Café - Desire Wyle
  • MGM Grand - Paul Kraft
  • Bahama Breeze - Lee Elder
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Wes Dugger
  • Chili’s - Mike Shreeve
  • Hawaiian Ocean Front Inn - Marc Sinatra
  • Grahm Central Station - Chris Versh
  • VFW - Justin Alderman
  • Red Fish - Lisa Bienstock
  • O’Malleys - Jeremy Tingle
  • Sloppy Joe’s - Lisa Suianova
  • Chics Cabaret - Alicia Latour

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.