Why Bartending in Brighton?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Brighton helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the Main Street Bar and Grill, Three Margaritas, Brighton Family Restaurant, Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Sunset Bar & Grill and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by Illinois state law).

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    Find Out Exactly What is Waiting for You at Illinois Bartending School

    Servicing Alcoholic Beverages Responsibly

    Closing & Opening Bars

    Keeping The Bar Place Clean and Hygienic

    Customer Service That Really Works

    The Layout, Equipment, & Tools of the Bar



    Training in Liquors and Liqueurs

    Professional Training in Wines, Beers, and Champagne

    Money Handling & Payment Expertise

    Job Interview Strategy

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    We'll furnish almost all essential equipment and educational materials, which include a workbook, bartending tools, and a range of drinks.


    We can come to your home or teach at one of our multiple locations in Illinois.

    Brighton BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      Illinois Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of Illinois

      In Illinois, alcohol sellers or servers must be at least 18 years old, but local jurisdictions, like Chicago, can set a higher minimum age, with alcohol sellers and servers required to be 21 years old in Chicago.

      Illinois Bartending Certification Program

      Illinois BASSET Certification

      Local Illinois Authority Contacts

      The Illinois Liquor Control Commission Website: http://www.state.il.us/lcc/default.htm

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in Illinois

      BASSET cards obtained from an approved trainer are valid for three (3) years from the date of issuance, starting July 1, 2015. To find the expiration date of your BASSET card, you can utilize the ILCC's convenient card lookup database.

      Earn $300 per night as a Bartender Part-Time or Full Time

      Brighton bartending school goes the extra mile to support graduates' career goals by offering comprehensive Job Assistance and Internship programs. You will have job opportunities in Illinois begin to fall into your lap.

      Job Assistance and Internship

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      Highest one time tip for Brighton students


      of Brighton Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      15 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


      Brighton certification exam success rate

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      Learning Options In Brighton IL

      One Week Bartending Course

      One week bartending class registration deadline is July 27, 2024

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      Two Week Bartending and Mixology Program

      Two-week bartending and mixology course has limited openings is starting on July 23, 2024

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      Key Information About Brooklyn Bartending School

      342 Years

      Combined experience of Brighton teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Brighton

      68.2% Women

      of all BBS students in Brighton

      68 Years

      Oldest student yet in Brighton

      22.4 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In Illinois

      In the heart of the Prairie State, where the city skyline meets expansive farmland, the Windy City Collins holds sway as a cherished libation in Illinois. Crafted with locally distilled vodka, a splash of Chicago-brewed tonic water, and a twist of locally grown cucumber, this cocktail pays homage to the state's urban vibrancy and agricultural bounty. Another beloved concoction is the Land of Lincoln Lemonade, blending local bourbon with a squeeze of Illinois-grown peaches and a drizzle of honey harvested from the state's apiaries, creating a sip that captures the essence of the state's rich history. Garnishes like a twist of celery or a sliver of grilled sweet corn add a touch of local flair to the sensory experience, while sleek highball glasses or classic mason jars reflect Illinois' blend of sophistication and down-to-earth charm.

      Illinois' drinking culture, deeply rooted in its jazz and blues legacy and the camaraderie of neighborhood taverns, is evident in cocktails like the Prairie Punch, featuring local gin, cranberry juice, and a hint of sparkling water. Liquor laws, shaped by the state's historical ties to the temperance movement and evolving trends, influence the accessibility of spirits across cities like Chicago and Springfield.

      Historically, Illinois' speakeasies during Prohibition and its role as a transportation hub have left an indelible mark on its drinking culture. Today, the libations served are a testament to the state's resilience, innovation, and a spirited celebration of its diverse landscapes. Each sip of an Illinois cocktail is an invitation to explore the urban and rural rhythms of the Land of Lincoln.

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