Why Bartending in Milwaukee?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Milwaukee helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the The Tin Widow, At Random, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, Wolski's Tavern, Camp Bar Third Ward and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by Wisconsin state law).

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    The Skill Sets Taught in Wisconsin Bartending School

    Offering Alcohol Responsibly

    Guidelines for Closing & Opening Bars

    Hygiene within the Bar Workspace

    Customer Service That Works

    The Layout, Tools, & Equipment of a Bar



    Planning & Organizing Private Functions

    Job Interview Techniques

    The Top Drink Recipes

    Garnishing Cocktails Aesthetically

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    We'll provide almost all essential equipment and academic resources, which include a workbook, bartending equipment, as well as a selection of beverages.


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

    Milwaukee BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      Wisconsin Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of Wisconsin

      You must be at least 18 years old to sell or serve alcoholic beverages in Wisconsin.

      Wisconsin Bartending Certification Program

      Wisconsin Bartending Certification/WI Operator?s License

      Local Wisconsin Authority Contacts

      The Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Agency Telephone: (608) 266776 Website: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-atlicns.aspx/

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in Wisconsin

      In Wisconsin, a bartending license is required at the state level, but it is only valid in the municipality where it is obtained. If you wish to bartend in multiple municipalities or relocate, you must go through the licensing process for each location.

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

      Milwaukee bartending school goes the extra mile to support students' career goals with comprehensive Job Assistance and Internship programs. We connect our students with industry opportunities and hands-on internships, ensuring you gain real-world experience and find rewarding employment in the thriving Wisconsin bar scene.

      Jobs Placement Program

      Milwaukee Bartending School Stats


      Highest one time tip for Milwaukee students


      of Milwaukee Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      12 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


      Milwaukee certification exam success rate

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      Learning Options In Milwaukee WI

      One Week Long Bartending Program

      One week bartending class registration deadline is June 8, 2024

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      Two Week Long Bartending Program

      Two-week long bartending and mixology course has limited slots starts on June 4, 2024

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      Key Information About Brooklyn Bartending School

      325 Years

      Combined experience of Milwaukee teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Milwaukee

      60% Women

      of all BBS students in Milwaukee

      71 Years

      Oldest student yet in Milwaukee

      22.2 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In Wisconsin

      In the heart of America's Dairyland, where the lakes are plentiful and the taverns are welcoming, the Cheesehead Cooler reigns as a beloved libation. Crafted with locally distilled brandy, a splash of Wisconsin cranberry juice, and a hint of maple syrup harvested from the state's sugar maples, this cocktail pays homage to the region's agricultural richness. Another cherished concoction is the Lake Breeze Lemonade, blending local vodka with a squeeze of Wisconsin-grown Door County cherries and a touch of sparkling water, creating a refreshing sip that mirrors the state's scenic waters. Garnishes like a wedge of fresh cheese curd or a twist of apple blossom add a touch of rustic charm to the sensory experience, while pint glasses or classic mugs reflect Wisconsin's convivial tavern culture.

      Wisconsin's drinking culture, deeply rooted in its supper clubs and beer gardens, is evident in cocktails like the Brandy Old Fashioned, featuring local brandy muddled with Door County cherries, orange zest, and a dash of bitters. Liquor laws, influenced by the state's historical ties to brewing and dairy, shape the accessibility of spirits across cities like Milwaukee and Madison.

      Historically, Wisconsin's German brewing traditions have left an indelible mark on its drinking culture, and today, the libations served reflect the state's commitment to quality craftsmanship, conviviality, and a spirited celebration of its rich landscapes. Each sip of a Wisconsin cocktail is an invitation to embrace the warmth of its taverns and savor the flavors of America's Dairyland.

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