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American Bartending School in Tampa, Florida

Where Bartenders Master Their Craft!

  • Learn to Bartend in only 40 Hours
  • Earn your tuition back the first week you Bartend
  • Free Job Placement Assistance when you graduate

Get excited about your future!  Are you aspiring to become a Professional Bartender in Tampa, FL or in any of the surrounding areas like St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco, Bradenton, Sarasota or Lakeland? Our Tampa Bartending School is known as American Bartending School (ABS). You can become a Professional Bartender with our 40 Hour course in 1 to 2 1/2 Weeks.  ABS has been training Professional Bartenders since 1978.  We have over 40 years of unmatched experience and have trained thousands of graduates in the Tampa Bay area.  In our bartending program you will learn the creative and artistic skills of “Bartending” and “Mixology”.

How to Choose the Best Bartending School for You

Are you looking to build a career in the Bartending field? You should consider attending a good Bartending School by the program they offer not just by price alone. Owners and managers realize that professionally trained bartenders today help assure an efficient operation and customer satisfaction with no bad habits. Diploma & Certification is the Key to Success! And a great Job!

American Bartending School (ABS) offers a comprehensive training classes to all students that will enhance and bring out their creativity, compared to other schools.  Not all schools are created equal! Visit and compare to be sure the training program offered is right for you before signing up.


Things to consider in choosing a Bartending School


Is the School licensed and in good standing with the Board of Education as a Vocational Trade School to offer Professional Bartending/Mixologist training? American Bartending School has been licensed since 1978.

Consider the staff

A School is defined by its staff and success rate of Graduates The instructors and other team members play a major roll in training you for success. Do they still Bartend to stay current with new cocktails, drinks and trends in the industry?  Our instructors do, we have over 40 years of experience. What kind of reviews does a school receive?

Placement Options

Does the school offer job placement? American Bartending School offers Free Job placement assistance to all graduates who request it.  Graduates can work full or part -time, this is covered in our program. We have placed thousands of graduates throughout the Tampa Bay Area since 1978.


  “ABS” – American Bartending School is the number 1 Mixologist School in the Tampa Bay Area. We have been training men and women to become Professional Bartenders/Mixologist since 1978. We are committed to focus on setting our students up for their future success; by thoroughly training our students, with our extensive hands- on training classes with the Knowledge, skills and confidence for success, while helping them understand the fundamental structure of bartending. We help our students cultivate a career in the hospitality industry as a “Professional Bartender/Mixologist”.

Professional Bartending Classes in Tampa, Florida!

We offer a 40-Hour Bartending Program in Tampa. If you are in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco, Bradenton, Sarasota and Lakeland, FL and want a bartending certification, enroll in American Bartending School today! — BE THE BEST!!

There is no better way to teach the art of bartending and mixology in a shorter period of time than the 40 hours of bartending training in Tampa that we offer at American Bartending School. Students simply cannot learn by reading, they have to learn-by-doing. Our hands-on approach to bartending training is what sets us apart from the crowd. We have decades of experience training successful bartenders at our bartending school in Tampa. We only teach with our high quality, hands-on approach, and focus on putting the student behind our bar.

American Bartending School students receive real-world, hands-on training in our own 45-foot long fully-equipped bar. Our program is a comprehensive bartending training program in Tampa that is perfect for anyone in Tampa, Florida, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco, Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakeland, that is looking to become a professional bartender.

Why American Bartending School

Since 1978, American Bartending School (ABS) has been successfully
training and placing bartending graduates at bars and restaurants in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida.

Hands-On Training

We offer a comprehensive, hands-on training program in a 45 foot fully equipped bar setting.

Job Placement & Employer Networking

Our job placement assistance and employer development program benefits graduates directly.


Upon graduating, students receive a diploma in Bartending/Mixology.

Learn mixology at American Bartending School
Small, Personalized Classes

We keep the classes fun and small so that our instructors can provide you with personalized attention.

Up-to-Date Classes

What is trending today may not be what is trending tomorrow. We keep up with and teach the latest trends in bartending and mixology.


We work with motivated students so to ensure that money never gets in the way of their goals.


Miklayla M.
I absolutely loved this class! David was a Phenomenal teacher who patiently answered all my questions & was beyond encouraging. I feel confident in my ability to bartend & sell myself to future employers. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking to bartend.
Suehaelly C.
I’ve been in the Hospitality Business since I was 15.  Worked in the Clubs since 20 and just want to say how thankful I am for this class!  I’ve learned SO much from Free Pouring, Making over 100 Drinks and also helped with my speed.  I recommend every student to take this class.  It is worth every penny!!!  I also want to thank Ms. Pat and Jeff for the experience and all the valuable things they taught me.
Kailiana M.
I was caught between choosing this school or ABC Bartending School. Both were fairly close in distance. After speaking to Patricia, she had me sold on attending American Bartending School and I am glad that I did. I have gained so much knowledge and made lifelong connections. I graduated a week ago and already have 3 bartending jobs as well as several more interviews lined up. I suggest anyone who attend, really should take advantage of the placement opportunities provided! The staff there is absolutely wonderful. They all have worked in the industry before so they really know their stuff. It is a great environment to learn and everything is hands on. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is thinking of becoming a bartender.
Caleb J.
This place is awesome. Taught me everything I needed to know in order to succeed behind the bar. Every single staff member is truly spectacular!
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