Bartending School Tampa, Florida



Bartending School TampaNo other privately owned Bartending School system has trained and Placed more students throughout Florida and the Nation, than ABC Bartending Schools.

5440 Mariner Street
Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 247-7333

Being the top school in Tampa, we will match all local competitor prices and sales gimmicks.

Please click on view larger map below, to get a full picture of our beautiful location on Marnier Street which overlooks the Tampa Bay Marina. Once in the building take the elevator to the second floor or take the spiral stair case to the second floor. We are in suite 201.
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The ABC Bartending School in Tampa, Florida, is located off the Howard Franklin Bridge by the West Shore Mall at 4601 West Kennedy Boulevard. Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977.

Bartenders are known for their ability to make a good living, have fun and meet people. Continue down this page for a look at our Placement List for Tampa. Then click on the sidebar for a look at our Placement Lists for other parts of the country as well as Letters of Recommendations and Newspaper Articles. Now you can see why Tony Sylvester is one of the leaders in this field.

The Sylvester family has been in the Hospitality industry for three generations.†Tony brings you all that experience in his school's curriculum and manual.

Look at the great cities listed at the bottom of the page where Tony has opened schools. As you can see, all these cities are hospitality oriented which means lots of Restaurants, Hotels, Country Clubs, Night Clubs and Bars. Now what does that mean for ABC graduates? Opportunity!

Look around at the number of liquor serving establishments in your city and the number of Bartenders, both Full and Part Time, that it takes to staff these operations. Get the picture?

Thousands of students are trained and placed every year nationwide by ABC Bartending School in our professional one week, two week and three week programs that cover all the techniques used to become a professional bartender.

Remember, to get started just call us at (813) 247-7333.

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Tony Sylvester

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

Look at what NBC News Around Town has to say about ABC Bartending in Fort Worth, Texas: NBC News Around Town - 01:14

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 Class Schedules

2 Weeks Morning Mon. - Fri. 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2 Weeks Afternoon Mon. - Fri. 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Weeks Evening Mon. - Thurs. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1 Week Accelerated Mon. - Fri. 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
1 Week Accelerated Mon. - Fri. 1:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4 Weeks Weekend Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
   *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 Tampa

  • Bon Appetit, Dunedin - Kenny Laine
  • Honeys, Tampa - Jaihdah Ware
  • Good Time Charlies, Tampa - Kaija Hurst
  • Courtyard Marriot, Tampa - Latonya Greer
  • Whiskey Park and Chilli's, Tampa - Greg Ellingson
  • St.Pete Yacht Club, St. Petersburg - James Kellard
  • Coyote Ugly, New orleans LA - Tori Buckly
  • The Jolly Rancher, Tampa - Angelia Filakovsky
  • Bar Tampa, Ybor City - Tom Woenstel
  • O'Briens, Riverview, Tampa - Beth mole
  • Hurricans, John Pass, Tressure Island - Bernadette Cliett 
  • Bon Appetite, Dunedin - Doreen Malnati
  • Shepards Resort, Clearwater, FL - Jessica Burto 
  • Brandy's, St. Pete - John Edwards
  • Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City - Samantha Shelton
  • Saddlebrook C.C., Wesley Chapel - Jody Luczynski
  • Club Kaos, Ybor City - Danielle Sagona
  • Curbs, Ocala - Jay Beach
  • Coyote Ugly, Ybor City Tampa - Ivory Hadaway
  • Stonies, Tampa - Jennifer Sybert 
  • Don Pablo's, Lakeland - David Mahon
  • Gaspars Patio & Grill, Tampa - Mena Massi
  • Crab Trap Restaurant, New Port Richey - Jean Ketner
  • Carmines, Ybor City, Tampa - Leslie Volk
  • Hurricane, St. Pete Beach - Mat Del Sugnore
  • Ice Palace, Tampa - Debb Carreno
  • Gameworks, Tampa - Kathleen Morgan
  • Bernís Steakhouse, Tampa - Jeremy Adler
  • Lacy's, Weeki Wachee - Stephanie Cuett
  • Pleasure Dome, Ybor City - Bonnie Miller
  • Pladium, Tampa - Clea Owns
  • Platforms, Ybor City - Kimberly Langly
  • Santa Medeira Restaurant, Madera Beach - Tia Crouthamel
  • Seminole Indian Reservation, Tampa - Robert Throckmorton
  • Tatel Tails, Clearwater - Kim Thiry
  • The Envy Club,   Tampa - Margarita aderno 
  • The Renaissance Vinoy, St. Pete - Shannon Becker
  • ABC Bartending Graduates/Larzarra Catering CO. Bartended ESPN VIP Superbowl Street Party, Tampa

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.