Why Bartending in Elk Point?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Elk Point helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the Flannery's Pub, Spink Family Restaurant, Ollie's Drive Inn, Bud's Bar, Jim's I9 Bar & Casino and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by South Dakota state law).

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    South Dakota Bartending School Will Instruct You On

    Sensible Alcohol Service

    Practices for Bar Openings & Closings

    Maintaining a Clean Bar

    The Value of Top Customer Support

    The Layout, Tools, and Equipment of the Bar



    Skill in Payment and Money Handling

    Tipping Protocol & Etiquette

    Training in Liquors & Liqueurs

    Interview Success Tactics

    You Can Start School Next Week!

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    You Can Start School In A Few Days!

    As a part of your package, we'll offer all required bartending equipment, a workbook, along with a selection of drinks.


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

    Elk Point BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      South Dakota Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of South Dakota

      Individuals in South Dakota can sell or serve alcohol between the ages of 18 and 20, provided that the sale constitutes less than 50% of the business's revenue, there is a 21-year-old employee on the premises, or they have been certified by a nationally recognized alcohol management program. At the age of 21, there are no restrictions on selling or serving alcohol in South Dakota.

      South Dakota Bartending Certification Program

      South Dakota Bartending Certification

      Local South Dakota Authority Contacts

      The South Dakota Department of Revenue Telephone: (605) 773-3311 Website: http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/revenue.html

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in South Dakota

      Individuals with a felony conviction can work as bartenders in South Dakota; however, they are prohibited from owning an alcohol license under state law.

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

      Elk Point bartending school supports graduates' career goals with comprehensive Job Assistance and Internship programs. You get connected to the best jobs without much effort.

      Internship and Job Placement

      Elk Point Bartending School Stats


      Highest one time tip for Elk Point students


      of Elk Point Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      14 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


      Elk Point certification exam success rate

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      Learning Options In Elk Point SD

      One Week Long Bartending Program

      One week bartending class starts on August 5, 2024

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      Two Week Bartending Class

      Two-week bartending and mixology course has a registration deadline and is starting on August 1, 2024

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      Key Info About Brooklyn Bartending School

      326 Years

      Combined experience of Elk Point teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Elk Point

      62% Women

      of all BBS students in Elk Point

      67 Years

      Oldest student yet in Elk Point

      24 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In South Dakota

      In South Dakota, the cocktail scene reflects the state's prairie heritage and agricultural richness. The Buffalo Berry Bliss is a local favorite, featuring South Dakota-distilled vodka, muddled buffalo berries, and a splash of honey harvested from the state's bee farms, creating a flavorful and regional libation. Another popular choice is the Black Hills Bramble, incorporating local gin, black raspberry liqueur, and a touch of South Dakota honey, capturing the essence of the state's natural beauty.

      South Dakota's drinking culture often embraces locally sourced spirits, such as corn or barley-based whiskey. The Dakota Sunrise exemplifies this, blending local bourbon with a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice and a hint of locally produced maple syrup.

      Garnishes like a sprig of wild prairie grass or a slice of chokecherry enhance the visual and aromatic experience. Glassware often reflects the state's rustic charm, with options like locally crafted ceramic mugs or sturdy tumblers. Liquor laws in South Dakota may influence the availability of spirits, and cities like Sioux Falls and Rapid City contribute to a laid-back drinking culture, with bars often incorporating regional flavors into their cocktail menus. Overall, South Dakota's cocktail offerings capture the essence of the Great Plains and the Black Hills in every sip.

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