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Bartending School in Tampa, Florida


No other privately owned Bartending School system has trained and Placed more students throughout Florida and the Nation than ABC Bartending Schools.

"Remember if a school won't tell you the cost of tuition over the phone, Be careful!!"

-Tony Sylvester

Bartending School Tampa

Tampa, Florida
4601 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33609
(Near West Shore Mall and the Airport) 
(813) 247-7333

ABC Bartending Schools will match any schools or bartending associations price here in the central Florida area, if you have any questions please call.

8 AM - 10 PM
7 Days a Week


Bartending School Tampa Florida


Click Here to see The Tampa Tribune newspaper article about ABC Bartending Schools.

Tony Sylvester has been the most trusted name in Florida for training and job placement of bartenders since 1977. For more bartending info, Click Here.

Tony invites you to stop by and sit in on a class. Call to make an appointment.

Florida Bartending SchoolThe ABC Bartending School in Tampa, Florida is located off the Howard Franklin Bridge by the West Shore Mall at 4601 West Kennedy Boulevard. Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977.

Bartenders are known for their ability to make a good living, have fun, and meet people. Continue down this page for a look at our Placement List for Tampa. Then click on the sidebar for a look at our Placement Lists for other parts of the country as well as Letters of Recommendations and Newspaper Articles. Now you can see why Tony Sylvester is one of the leaders in this field.

The Sylvester family has been in the Hospitality industry for three generations. Tony brings you all that experience in his school's curriculum and manual.

Look at the great cities listed at the bottom of the page where Tony has opened schools. As you can see, all these cities are hospitality oriented, which means lots of restaurants, hotels, country clubs, night clubs and bars. Now what does that mean for ABC graduates? Opportunity!

Look around at the number of liquor serving establishments in your city and the number of Bartenders, both full time and part time, that it takes to staff these operations. Get the picture?

Thousands of students are trained and placed every year nationwide by ABC in our professional one week, two week, and three week programs that cover all the techniques used to become a professional bartender.

Remember, to get started just call us at 1-888-Cocktail (1-888-262-5824).

Thank you for visiting our web site.

Tony Sylvester

If you are 18 years of age or older, you could be in this picture, training in just 40 hours to become a professional mixologist.

CEO Tony Sylvester

Typical Classroom Setup

Perfect Class Sizes

Graduation Day

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

Convenient Class Schedules
2 Weeks Morning

Mon. - Fri.

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

2 Weeks Afternoon

Mon. - Fri.

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2  Weeks Evening

Mon. - Fri.

6:30 PM -10:30 PM

5 Weeks Sat
9 AM  - 5 PM
1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

1:30 PM - 10:30 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
bulletBottle Flipping

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 in Tampa




Coyote Ugly

New Orleans LA Tori Buckly


Riverview Tampa Beth mole

Bar Tampa

Ybor City

Tom Woenstel

Coyote Ugly Ybor City Tampa Ivory Hadaway 
  The Jolly Rancher Tampa Angelia Filakovsky

Bon Appetite


Doreen Malnati

Shepards Resort

Clearwater, FL Jessica Burto


St. Pete

John Edwards

Columbia Restaurant

Ybor City

Samantha Shelton

Saddlebrook C.C.

Wesley Chapel

Jody Luczynski

Club Kaos

Ybor City

Danielle Sagona

 Hurricanes John Pass Treasure Island Bernadette Cliett 



Jay Beach

Stonies Tampa Jennifer Sybert


Ybor City, Tampa Leslie Volk

Don Pablo's


David Mahon

Crab Trap Restaurant

New Port Richey

Jean Ketner

The Envy Club  Tampa Margarita Aderno


St. Pete Beach

Mat Del Sugnore

Ice Palace


Debb Carreno



Kathleen Morgan

Bernís Steakhouse


Jeremy Adler


Weeki Wachee

Stephanie Cuett

Pleasure Dome

Ybor City

Bonnie Miller



Clea Owns


Ybor City

Kimberly Langly

Santa Medeira Restaurant

Madera Beach

Tia Crouthamel

Seminole Indian Reservation


Robert Throckmorton

Tatel Tails


Kim Thiry

Gaspars Patio & Grill Tampa Mena Massi

The Renaissance Vinoy

St. Pete

Shannon Becker

ABC Bartending Graduates/Larzarra Catering CO. Bartended ESPN VIP Superbowl Street Party, Tampa

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