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Bartending School in Dallas, Texas


Bartending School in Dallas


Dallas, Texas

4021 Beltline Road Suite 212A
 Addison, TX 75001

Call Toll Free 1-800-BARTEND (1-800-227-8363)

8 AM - 10 PM
7 Days a Week

bulletOnly $100 to register and start for those who qualify for payment plans
bullet27 years of training bartenders - Do not be fooled by imitators & online schools that try to copy our successful program
bullet37 bartending jobs leads available this month - why bartend for free as a bartending school graduate?
bulletSince 2001 ABC has developed the best staff, professional bars for hands on training, and great documented job placement. 

ABC Bartending Schools has a bartending school in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas and is the largest privately owned bartending school system in the United States.  Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977.

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Bartending School of Dallas, Texas


Select the best bartending school:

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! $$$ High percentage of students being placed out of our DFW schools: The food and beverage industry is second only to the US government when it comes to employment!

Hundreds of clients recruiting students from our school on a weekly basis: DFW has one of the best markets in the country for bartending & we have been doing it since 2001 in the Metroplex.

ABC has been training & placing bartenders for 30 years and is a nationwide company, which means any graduate can transfer to any ABC school for training or placement assistance.

You will learn a trade you can keep for life.

Pay averages between $15.00 and $50.00 per hour.

Flexible schedules

Hands on training (the only way to learn)

Easy to learn (this is an entry level position for anybody)

Placing thousands of trained students out of our DFW locations has enabled us to build hundreds of ties with establishments that need bartenders.

Full-time, Part-time, private parties, sporting events, you name it...we can help you get there.

Our Dallas school instructors have over 38 years experience alone.

Remember! This is a fun class: make new friends and have fun!

Call us today: 972-720-8282 or 817-590-2800

Payment plans for those who qualify: a $100 registration deposit may get you going into a new career.



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If you are 18 years of age or older, you could be in this picture, training in just 32 hours to become a professional mixologist.

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
Saturday, June 6, 2009

By JOHN COLEMAN / The Dallas Morning News

Don Allen's biggest worries used to be instructing pilots how to perform a barrel roll and not bumping his head in the cramped flight simulator. Soon his job could depend on remembering whether to salt the rim of a margarita glass.

Laid off after a 40-year career as a pilot and flight instructor, Allen turned to one of his longstanding dreams: bartending.

Bartending "is something I have had in the back of my mind for a while; it's something I might have done for fun one day," Allen said.

Rather than a fun hobby to pick up, it might serve as a financial life preserver for Allen, who was to graduate Friday. He is one of many recession casualties who turned to bartending school, looking for another income option after being laid off – but a certificate in bartending may not be a quick fix.

Monthly applications to the local branch of the national ABC Bartending School have increased 15 percent to 30 percent year over year since December, according to Mark Stephenson, director of the school in Addison.

Certified drink mixers are on the rise, but area bar owners and recent bartender school grads agree that with limited jobs available, experience and a great personality – rather than a certificate – are the golden ticket.

ABC Bartending School grad Necole Elias said her lack of experience was a hindrance in the job hunt.

"Being a new bartender, it was tough. Especially in this tough economy," she said. Owners want to hire applicants "who have experience with customers."

Elias said she applied to five bars and received only two calls back because of the hole on her résumé.

Bartending school is just another bullet point on a résumé to Abby Starr, general manager of Idle Rich Pub.

"We mostly hire based on personality and experience," Starr said. "Bartending school won't hurt, but it certainly won't make someone, either."

Cory Wauson, general manager of Ozona Grill and Bar, said business is up
and he is hiring about one server per week, but no bartenders. He said he's not a "big bartender school person" – applicants have to earn the position.

Bartenders have to work their way up the chain like everyone else. It is a privileged position. You can teach the bartenders recipes, but experience is what is really valuable to me," Wauson said.

The appeal of bartending is the ease of picking it up, short training time and the respectable income bartenders can earn, Allen said.

Bartenders can expect a dismal base salary close to minimum wage, Stephenson said, but with tips, a bartender can earn $20 to $30 an hour. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that in Dallas-Fort Worth, full-time bartenders make an average of $19,640 in wages annually, based on May 2008 figures.

All industries have been hit hard by the recession, Stephenson said, but the food service industry still needs workers.

"People are losing their jobs and looking for options to turn to," Stephenson said. "Happy, sad, rich or poor, people are going to eat and drink, and they need people to provide that service for them, and it's a good place for people to look for jobs."

Despite many restaurants downsizing, applications are still rolling in.

Wauson said his Ozona Grill is experiencing a spike in applications it hasn't seen in 10 years. Many of the applicants are returning to their roots, he said.

"We are seeing a lot of business professionals returning to what they did in their youth to earn money after being laid off," he said.

It's the same story for bartending school applications.

A larger, more diverse and educated group of applicants than usual is entering bartending school these days, said Stephenson.

"Usually this time of year, we see a lot fresh high school grads, but we are really starting to see the older crowd come in, many in their 30s, 40s and 50s," Stephenson said.

Phil Seger, 60, is a former senior project manager and 19-year industry veteran for a major telecom company. He recently purchased some ranchland in Fannin County to retire on. He was laid off five years before he planned to retire.

"I saw firsthand how rough the job market was," Seger said. "I tried to find a job for a year and a half and must have sent out several hundred résumés; no luck, because I was overqualified for most jobs I applied for."

After 18 months of frustrating results on the job hunt, a friend recommended Seger give bartending school a try.

"A friend of mine gave me the idea, and I am just loving every minute of it," he said. "I'm not sure I would ever want to go back to the corporate world."

Kacy Oden, director of membership relations for People Report, a Dallas restaurant research and consulting firm, said age wouldn't play a role in keeping older bartender applicants out of the industry.

"They definitely stand a chance in this industry," Oden said. "There are a lot of bars out there for the baby boomer generation, and they like to see someone like them behind the bar."

Students from 18 to 70 are attending the weeklong bartending program, and Stephenson said more of them have bachelor's and master's degrees than ever before.

"We are seeing a lot of educated professionals come through the doors. Some people have jobs for 20 or 30 years when they get laid off and come to us," he said.

Some bartending students don't wait until they get laid off to make a move.

James Cooper still has his job in the airline industry. With times still difficult, workers have to be prepared, he said.

"There still could be another big layoff coming. You have to be ready; you can't wait until the end to do something," Cooper said.


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: ABC News Local Phoenix - 01:45


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Convenient Class Schedules
2 Weeks Morning

Mon. - Thurs.

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

2 Weeks Afternoon

Mon. - Thurs.

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2  Weeks Evening


Mon. - Thurs.

6 PM -10 PM

 1 Week

Mon. - Thurs.
9:30 AM - 6 PM
*Adjusted Schedules are available.



bullet Set up / Changing Shifts / Closing Out
bullet Customer Service
bullet Basic Bar Equipment
bullet Bar Terms
bullet What Glass for What Drink
bullet Free Pouring / Mixing Techniques
bullet Mixing Cocktails - Simple and Fancy (from Shooters to Irish Coffee)
bullet Liquor Encyclopedia
bullet Beers / Wines / Champagnes
bullet Cash Registers / Money Handling / Charge Procedures
bullet Tipping
bullet Catering Private Parties 
bullet 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  

Here are some of the many chain operations that hire our graduates

Adolphus Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Addison
DoubleTree Hotel Lincoln Ctr.
Four Seasons Resort and Club
Harvey Hotel
Harvey Hotel DFW
Harvey Hotel Plano
Holiday Inn Select DFW
Hyatt Hotel Dallas
Hyatt Regency DFW
The Mansion on Turtle Creek
Marriott International
Omni Richardson Hotel
Renaissance Dallas
Sheraton Park Central Hotel
Westin Hotel Galleria Dallas
Wyndham Anatole Hotel
Wyndham International
Hawaii’s Cruise Line
Abba Staffing
American Airlines Center
American Legion –163
Club Arcadia
Ballpark in Arlington
The Diamond Club
Bahama Beach Club
Brookhollow Golf Club
Castle Hills Golf Club
Christinas Mexican Restaurant
Club Nikita
Club Oxygen
Ballpark Baseball Stadium
Ebeneezer’s Club
Fire Wheel Golf Park
Four Seasons Resort & Club
The Golf Club at Castle Hills
Help Wanted Inc
Indian Creek Golf Club
Indigo Night Club
Lakewood Country Club
Lonestar Racetrack
Lonestar Park at Grand Prairie
And other 200+ clients

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