Elite Bartending School
Has been dedicated to training professionals for over four decades and is certified by the PA Department of Education.
In just 40 hours, you can gain the skills and certification needed to join the ranks and work alongside the best bartenders in Pittsburgh! Ready to become a pro?
Pittsburgh's Leading Bartending School
Elite Bartending Schools' team in Pittsburgh puts an emphasis on customer service and integrates it into our curriculum.
This way, you can have the confidence and assurance that along with drink knowledge and bar fluency, you'll have all the soft skills you need to succeed. Ready to take your bartending skills to the next level?
Get certified and become a professional bartender in no time at all, with lifetime job placement and more jobs available than bartenders to fill them.
All you have to do is fill out a request or give us a call for a free tour - and we'll have you trained and making money in no time!
Are you ready?
Skip the learning curve, and start bringing in big tips with Pittsburgh's Elite Bartending School!
We are devoted to helping motivated people become professional mixologists in a mere 40 hours or less.
Ready to get started on your journey to becoming a successful bartender?
Same South Hills Location
Same South Hills Location
Elite Bartending School is passionate about giving students in the greater Pittsburgh area quality educational experience. Our experienced instructors have many years of bartending expertise and are teaching a modernized curriculum that covers the most sought-after and popular drinks served in high-end establishments across the city.
Best in the City!
2018 Winner #pghfanfavorites
We take a hands-on approach to bartending so that you can learn by actually doing it. This way you can be confident that you know your stuff inside and out. Our students pass with at least a 90% overall testing average, unlike other schools whose students pass with a much lower 70-75% average.
Ready to take the next step toward becoming a professional bartender?
Elite Bartending Schools' team in Pittsburgh puts an emphasis on customer service and integrates it into our curriculum. This way, you can have the confidence and assurance that along with drink knowledge and bar fluency, you'll have all the soft skills you need to succeed. Ready to take your bartending skills to the next level?
"Just graduated from the Elite Bartending School tonight on 9/23/22. I did the two week night program and it was tons of fun. The staff are super friendly and approachable and will help you out if you’re having trouble with something! I definitely recommend coming here if you want to learn how to bartend!"
"Great people who want to see you succeed! I've been bartending for a while now but I wanted to get better at the basics and was very impressed with how much I managed to learn in such a short time! We went over everything from proper measurements, glassware, and garnishes to flavors and popular brands. So much information was introduced but it was presented in a way that made it entertaining and easy to learn. The teaching style creates an environment for you to get to know your class and make connections as well as practice making 50+ drinks a day. 10/10 would recommend!"
"I recently took the week-long bartending course and I loved it! The owner, Lawrie Madden, is simply fantastic and a joy to learn from--she will teach you everything that you need to know to become a bartender, and will make you smile the whole time! That being said, don't come expecting it to be a cake walk. There is a LOT of material that is covered, and if you are taking the compressed week-long course, be prepared to work and study a ton at home. Nevertheless, I'm very glad that I took this course and I would 100% recommend it to anyone who wants to be a bartender!"