Our mission is to provide the highest quality bartenders for the Central Virginia region. Through our alumni association located in the Richmond area, we will connect and create a vibrant community for our graduates to interact through fun and educational networking events.

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With over 20 years of staffing experience at multiple venues, we can provide up to 25 trained bartenders for your upcoming event. Based on the type of your event, we will match your needs with the right fit. For more information, please complete the form below and we will contact you directly.












To register for any upcoming class a $100 dollar payment is required to reserve your seat in a class of your choice. Once your registration fee is processed the next payment is not due until you begin class. For more information regarding payments due while attending, please call (804)355.2277.

Professional Bartending Academy Richmond VirginiaWhere are you located?
4615 West Broad Street Ste. 127, Richmond, va 23230

We are directly on Broad Street. To access our parking and entrance, turn onto Blacker Street and take a left a half block in on Blacker Street.

Can I come check out the school?
Yes! We are available for tours Monday through Saturday. Give us a call and set up a time convenient to your schedule.

How big are your classes?
12 students per class.

What do you teach over the 40 hour course?

  • Liquor and Liqueur education
  • How to make 125 popular cocktails
  • Customer service behind the bar
  • Beer and Wine training
  • How to precisely free pour
  • High volume bartending strategies
  • Speed and accuracy drills
  • How to have to fun behind the bar!

What are the benefits for graduating from Professional Bartending Academy?

  • Lifetime bartending certification valid in all 50 states
  • Lifetime local and nationwide job placement assistance (available in 74 cities throughout the US)
  • Free Refresher Classes
  • 1 on 1 job counseling
  • Resume assistance
  • Mock Interviews

How successful is the job placement assistance?
Due to consistent demand for trained bartenders, we consistently have new employment opportunities available for graduates. In 2016, 75% of graduates found employment in the bar business.

How much do bartenders make?
If you are a bartender that is working 20 hours at 5.00/hr plus tips, the MEDIAN hourly income is $17.00. If you are a bartender that is working 20 hours a week at 5.00/hr plus tips with 0 years of experience, the MEDIAN annual income is $18,000 per year. (Our class is a fraction of this estimate)

When do your classes start?

Course Type: Days in Session: Length of Course: Time:
2 Hour Basic Bartender Seminar Tuesday or Thursday 1 Day 3:30pm - 5:30pm
16 Hours Event Bartender Seminar Monday-Thursday or
4 Days (1 Week) or
2 Days (Weekend)
11:00am-3:00pm or
Weekend 9:00am - 5:00pm
40 Hours Bartender Certification Course Monday-Thursday or
10 Days (2.5 Weeks) or
5 Days (Weekend)
11:00am-3:00pm or
Weekend 9:00am - 5:00pm
Upcoming Bartending Classes begin on:
2 Hour Basic Bartender Seminar
(Tuesday or Thursday)
16 Hour Event Bartender Seminar 40 Hour Bartender Certification Course 9 Hour Advanced Speed Seminar (A.S.S.)