Education & Training

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed in the world of bartending. From state license requirements to online training, find the path to becoming a certified bartender.

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U.K. Bartending Licence Requirements

Continuing our series on how to be a bartender worldwide, this week we’ve got the requirements for England and U.K. If you missed them, here’s for Australian,  Canada,  New Zealand, and the United States. Pub culture has been a huge part of the U.K. way of life for hundreds of years, with cities teeming with everything…

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Bartending License Requirements for American States

Continuing our series on how to be a bartender worldwide, this week we’ve got the requirements for England and U.K. If you missed them, here are for Australia, Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand. Bartending. You’ll be dealing with a broad range of clientele, from a lonely businessman who wants to tell you his life story to…

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Canadian Bartending Licensing Requirements

What Certifications You Need to Work in Bars in Canada. Continuing our series on being a bartender worldwide, we’ve got the requirements for Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States this week. So you’ve decided to bartend as the way to go as a career change. You’ve put in the forty classroom hours and got…

Bartender Resume Guide

Bartending is a job which pretty much anybody can try their hand at, and many people continue to make a good living from the wages and tips on offer. Yet with the economy still in the doldrums and increasing numbers turning to tending bar as an option to keep themselves afloat financially, competition for employment…

What Is Flair Bartending?

When it comes to performance, you need to rehearse to be prepared for the show. Rehearsal is your time to make mistakes, correct and then try again until you’re perfect. This applies to skills, sports and art. To be an expert, you need to practice, practice, practice and then practice more. So, let’s talk flair…

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12 Questions About the Smart Serve Certification Test

What is Smart Serve? Smart Serve (or SmartServe Ontario) was created with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) in 1995 to provide responsible alcohol beverage service training for the Ontario hospitality industry. Who Needs Smart Serve Certification? Smart Serve is now required for anyone working where alcohol is sold, served, delivered or handled….