Why Bartending in Excelsior?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Excelsior helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the Coalition Restaurant, Rebel Room, Haskell's Port of Excelsior, The Suburban, Bull & Wren and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by Minnesota state law).

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    Precisely What You Will Master at Minnesota Bartending School

    The Skill of Free Pouring With Preciseness

    The Art & Science of Drink Preparation

    Understanding Bar Equipment, Tools, And Layout

    Offering Alcoholic Beverages Sensibly



    Garnishing Cocktails Aesthetically

    Expertise with Alcohol Based Drinks and Flavored Elixirs

    Wine, Champagne, & Beer Know-how

    Capability to Handle Payments & Cash Properly

    Guide to Getting Tips

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    All tools and academic materials, which include bartending tools, workbooks, & beverages, is going to be given by us.


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

    Excelsior BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      Minnesota Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of Minnesota

      As per the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, individuals under 18 years of age are prohibited from serving or selling intoxicating liquor in a retail intoxicating liquor establishment.

      Minnesota Bartending Certification Program

      Minnesota Bartending Certification

      Local Minnesota Authority Contacts

      The Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Liquor Control Division Telephone: 65101-7500 Website: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/age/alcohol/Pages/default.aspx

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in Minnesota

      Local bartenders should be aware of Retail Alcohol Vendor Enforcement (R.A.V.E.) and Place of Last Drink (P.O.LD.)

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

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

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      Excelsior Bartending School Facts


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      of Excelsior Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      10 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


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      Learning Options In Excelsior MN

      One Week Bartending Program

      One week long bartending class is starting on August 5, 2024

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      Two Week Long Bartending and Mixology Program

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

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      Information About Brooklyn Bartending School

      323 Years

      Combined experience of Excelsior teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Excelsior

      64% Women

      of all BBS students in Excelsior

      57 Years

      Oldest student yet in Excelsior

      26.1 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In Minnesota

      In the land of ten thousand lakes and endless pine forests, the North Star Nectar shines brightly as a beloved concoction in Minnesota. Crafted with locally distilled aquavit, a splash of birch syrup, and a hint of foraged juniper berries, this cocktail pays homage to the state's Scandinavian roots and natural abundance. Another cherished libation is the Land of Lakes Lemonade, blending local vodka with hand-squeezed Minnesota-grown lemons and a touch of wildflower honey, creating a refreshing sip that mirrors the state's pristine waters. Garnishes like a sprig of cedar or a twist of wild grapevine add a touch of rustic elegance to the sensory experience, while artisanal glassware or classic mason jars reflect Minnesota's appreciation for craftsmanship.

      Minnesota's drinking culture, deeply embedded in its Nordic heritage and the camaraderie of ice-fishing houses, is evident in cocktails like the Boundary Waters Bramble, featuring local gin, blackberry liqueur, and a hint of spruce tip syrup. Liquor laws, shaped by the state's history of temperance and evolving trends, influence the accessibility of spirits across cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul.

      Historically, Minnesota's speakeasies and lakeside resorts have played a role in shaping its drinking culture, and today, the libations served reflect the state's commitment to sustainability, innovation, and a spirited celebration of its unique landscapes. Each sip of a Minnesota cocktail is an invitation to traverse the northern trails and bask in the warmth of its diverse drinking culture.

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