Become a Bartender

If you’re serious about becoming a bartender, you’ve come to the right spot. Learn all the bartending skills and knowledge you need to get your foot in the door.

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On this resource page, I answer all the most popular questions on how to become a bartender, including:

And a TON more. At the top of the page are bartender video lessons and if you scroll down, you will find bartender articles, depending on whether you are a watcher or a reader.

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Bartender Video Lessons

The Ultimate Guide to Memorizing Drinks

How to Open the Bar

Top 7 Most Asked Bartender Interview Questions

9 Reasons to Become a Bartender

Can I Still Bartend if I’m Shy?

5 Best Bars For Beginners to Work at

Do You Need a Bartending License to Become a Bartender?

POS Bartender Training

Should You Serve or Barback First?

A Tribute to the Almighty Bartender

How to REALLY Become a Bartender

Should You Serve or Barback First?

How Much do Bartenders Really Make?

Should You Try to Become a Bartender During COVID?

How to Use Craigslist to Land a Bartending Job

Live Bartender Training #1

Live Bartender Training Pt. 2

Live Bartending Training Pt. 3

5 Types of Customers Bartenders Hate

How to Start a Tab

How to Pour Draft Beer

How to Open a Beer Bottle With Style

When to Shake & When to Stir

Speed & Multitasking

The Difference Between a Bartender and a Mixologist

When to Shake & When to Stir

Which Alcohols are Gluten-Free?

Bartender Articles

bartending license
Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

Do You Need a Bartending License [The REAL Truth]?

Whenever I’m asked how to get a bartending license from someone wanting to become a bartender, I can’t help but picture some stiff government worker—perhaps an ABC agent himself (Department of Alcohol Beverage Control)— sauntering into a bar in a long, tan trench coat (and possibly a detective’s fedora) and barking gruffly at the bartender

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bartender interview
Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

The Top 7 Most Asked Bartender Interview Questions

One of the biggest mistakes I see from those aspiring to become a bartender, is that they spend so much time thinking about and worrying about the bartending skills they need to learn and all the drink recipes that they need to memorize, that they are completely blind to the most important skill of all:

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Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

Hook Me Up, Mr. Bartender

The following discussion is an exchange I had with a guest years ago as a bartender. I have revived this conversation for anyone who is still not quite sure how capitalism or the transaction of money works in bars, as well as for anyone who likes the band Nickelback, as I assume you have some sort of learning

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Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

How to Become a Bartender [Everything You Need to Know]

If you want to know how to become a bartender, you’ve come to the right place. I don’t know what you’ve heard or what you’ve read up to this point during your bartender research, but the path you need in order to become a bartender is not what you think. It’s not bartending school (more

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mixologist
Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

Duane the Master Mixologist

Hello, my name is Duane. I am a master mixologist.  If you do not believe me, just ask anyone at the bar and they will most definitely confirm this fact based on the many masterful cocktails I have mixed for them. If you need a cocktail, please do not call out, “Hey bartender,” because I will not respond,

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Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

Bartending School – Do You Need it? [The Real Truth]

Let me guess: you want to become a bartender, but you have no experience, and you want to know if bartending school is the answer to deliver those results? I know, it’s like I’m inside your head, right? Kidding of course, but I imagine that you are here because you totally need bartending school advice.

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Become a Bartender
Dave Allred

How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

Before we dive into all the details of how to become a bartender, I have to ask you, Mr./Ms. aspiring bartender, how did you happen to arrive here? And I don’t mean to this site or this article? I mean, what has been going through your head in the past few days or weeks which has led

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