Frequently Asked Questions


           Q: Why Bartending?
           Q: How can I get hired without any prior experience?
           Q: How can I learn so much in just a little over a week?
           Q: Are all bartending schools the same?
           Q: What should I look for when choosing a school?
           Q: Will I be a certified bartender upon graduation from DrinkMaster?
           Q: Must Bartending Schools be Licensed?
           Top 10 FAQ's

Q: Why Bartending?

Bartending is an extremely well paying vocation. Bartenders make more money working a few shifts than most professionals do working a full-time job. Whether you are in between jobs, looking for flexible part time work, or simply want to meet more people, you can always bank on bartending at any age or any income level!

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Q: How can I get hired without any prior experience?

More bars & restaurants are hiring people without experience because of two words: bad habits. After years of experience, veteran bartenders can pick up bad habits and are often difficult and resistant to retraining. Enthusiasm is also an issue with experienced bartenders. No one is going to be more enthusiastic about bartending than a new DrinkMaster Graduate. Many bar owners agree that DrinkMaster grads are professional, comfortable behind the bar, and know just enough knowledge to be molded into what they need.

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Q: How can I learn so much in just a little over a week?

It’s simple. With a quality comprehensive curriculum & unique teaching from qualified licensed instructors, our week program WORKS! Thousands of completely satisfied graduates who landed bartending jobs will agree (see here for a couple of examples). Our instructors love what they do and are dedicated to the success of every student. We keep classes sizes small so you get plenty of individual attention. We never use video supplementation; you spend all of your time getting hands-on training behind the bar with our instructors who never leave your side throughout the entire course.

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Q: Are all bartending schools the same?

Absolutely not. Unfortunately some people choose a school based on whether they are the cheapest/most expensive/or have the longest program. These aren’t the right reasons - the quality of training IS the RIGHT reason, and our success stories prove it! At DrinkMaster Bartending School we pride ourselves in having the highest quality instruction anywhere. We encourage you to visit our school, meet the instructors and see our training. Then feel free to go check out the other schools and compare the difference.

Click here to view our school comparaison chart.

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Q: What should I look for when choosing a school?

Do your homework! Make sure you are choosing a reputable, licensed school that provides you the right training so you can actually get a job. Search the Internet for schools in your area. Check out their websites to get general information, request a brochure and ask to be contacted by the school. See their response time. Be wary of schools without a full time administrative staff. Then:

  • Visit several schools; make a comparison. DrinkMaster Bartending Schools are located in Boston, Framingham and Worcester, MA
  • Ask for a FREE introductory hands-on class.
  • Check that the classroom is set up like a fully equipped bar.
  • Listen to the instructors; are you comfortable with their teaching style?
  • Talk to the students, and ask for references (Are they completely satisfied)?
  • Ask if they have job placement assistance, or online job database access.
  • Don’t be pressured into signing up! Our school and reputation speaks for itself and we will answer every question and concern you have, professionally and honestly without any pressure.
  • Finally, relax! Many students take our course even AFTER attending another school. So don’t hesitate to give us a call if you think you’ve chosen the wrong school - we’ll help you fix it!

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Q: Will I be a certified bartender upon graduation from DrinkMaster?

ServSafe Certification classes by the National Restaurant Association are now offered online. You may login and logout multiple times until you complete the program. This additional class is $30. Instructions will be provided upon completion of your Master Bartending Program. ServSafe Certification is required by major insurance companies and allows your employer to reduce their insurance rates. Your Servsafe certification is recognized nationally and makes you more marketable to employers. List it at the top of your Resume!

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Q: Must Bartending Schools be Licensed?

Yes! All trade schools must be licensed. Before choosing a bartending school, make sure they’re licensed by going to the Trade School Licensure website @ http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/. Or simply ask the school to see their current Trade School License. DrinkMaster Bartending School is licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education.

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Top 10 FAQ’s

    1. The cost to take DrinkMaster Bartending School is $$$ Call Now to lock in Special Sale Price! 617-482-1999
  1. 18 is the age required to take our program and the age required by most states to bartend.
  2. Most of our students have little to no prior experience.
  3. You receive unlimited refresher classes for free.
  4. There are no additional charges to your Master Bartending Course. ServSafe Certification is an additional $30. You may take your ServSafe certification online.
  5. ServSafe certification is required to legally work as a bartender throughout the the US.
  6. We offer unlimited online Job Placement Assistance, with guaranteed bartending job openings!
  7. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our program, we will promptly refund all monies paid on a pro-rata basis.
  8. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Certified Bank Checks and Money Orders as payment.
  9. To Enroll: Do so here Click here or call us at 617-482-1999. (1-800-BARTEND).

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