Why Bartending in Christopher?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Christopher helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the T Street Pub, S & S Tavern, Big Shots Tavern, Maid-Rite, Larry's Pit BBQ 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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    Illinois Bartending School Will Instruct You On

    Alcohol Services with Responsibility

    Guidelines for Closing & Opening Bars

    Maintaining Hygiene in the Bar Workspace

    Providing Effective Customer Service

    Layout, Tools, and Equipment for Bars



    Knowledge in Liquors and also Liqueurs

    Wine, Champagne, & Beer Expertise

    Cash Handling and Payment Expertise

    Job Interview Strategy

    You Have Got the Opportunity to Get Certification From Our School Next Week!

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    We will give all necessary equipment and educational resources, that include a workbook, bartending tools, along with a selection of beverages.


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

    Christopher 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

      Christopher bartending school goes the extra mile to support students' career goals with effective Job Assistance and Internship programs. You will have job opportunities in Illinois fall into your lap.

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      Christopher Bartending School Facts


      Highest one time tip for Christopher students


      of Christopher Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      15 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


      Christopher certification exam success rate

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      Learning Options In Christopher IL

      One Week Long Bartending Class

      One week long bartending class registration deadline is August 4, 2024

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      Two Week Bartending Program

      Two-week long bartending course has limited openings starts on July 31, 2024

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      Key Info About Brooklyn Bartending School

      343 Years

      Combined experience of Christopher teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Christopher

      55.7% Women

      of all BBS students in Christopher

      76 Years

      Oldest student yet in Christopher

      29.4 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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