Why Bartending in Richmond?

Brooklyn Bartending School of Richmond helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. Our best graduates are working at the and many other local venues. BBS is ready to teach 1-on-1 and customized lessons to all ages (above 18 by Virginia state law).

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    Learn Exactly What Awaits You at Virginia Bartending School

    Achieving Precision in the Free Pouring Process

    Drink Preparation Techniques

    The Layout, Tools, & Equipment of the Bar

    Sensible Alcoholic Beverage Service



    Capability to Manage Payments and Money Properly

    Tipping Protocol & Etiquette

    Expertise with Alcohol Based Drinks and Flavored Elixirs

    Interview Success Strategies

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    We will supply all required equipment and academic resources, that 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 Virginia.

    Richmond BBS Pricing:

    Online Course

    from $79

    Group Classes

    from $299

    In-Person Lessons

    from $399

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      Virginia Bartending Certification

      Age Regulations of Virginia

      The minimum age to serve alcoholic beverages in Virginia is 21, with an exception for individuals aged 18 or older who can serve and sell beer exclusively in establishments selling beer.

      Virginia Bartending Certification Program

      Virfinia Bartending Certification and Virginia?s Responsible Sellers & Servers (RSVP)

      Local Virginia Authority Contacts

      Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority ("Virginia ABC"). https://www.abc.virginia.gov/

      Bartending Laws and Regulations in Virginia

      Virginia's RSVP program educates alcohol servers at licensed establishments about state alcohol laws. The program covers preventing intoxication, refusing sales to underage or over-the-limit customers, checking IDs, and documenting alcohol-related incidents. It is particularly valuable for aspiring bartenders and servers in on-premises alcohol-serving establishments.

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

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

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      Richmond Bartending School Facts


      Highest one time tip for Richmond students


      of Richmond Students said BBS exceeded expectations

      10 days

      Average number of days until getting a bartending job offer


      Richmond certification exam success rate

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      Learning Options In Richmond VA

      One Week Bartending Course

      One week long bartending class registration deadline is June 8, 2024

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      Two Week Long Bartending Course

      Two-week long bartending course is starting on June 4, 2024

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      Key Information About Brooklyn Bartending School

      318 Years

      Combined experience of Richmond teachers


      First Bartending Lesson in Richmond

      64.4% Women

      of all BBS students in Richmond

      71 Years

      Oldest student yet in Richmond

      25.6 Hours

      Avg. number of hands-on training hours/student

      Learn The Most Popular Cocktails In Virginia

      In the heart of Virginia, where history meets rolling landscapes, the Colonial Cobbler is a beloved libation. Crafted with local Virginia brandy, a splash of apple cider, and a hint of Virginia honey, this cocktail pays homage to the state's colonial heritage. Another local delight is the Blue Ridge Bramble, blending local gin with a drizzle of blackberry syrup and a squeeze of lemon, creating a refreshing sip that mirrors the state's scenic beauty. Garnishes like a sprig of dogwood blossom or a slice of ripe peach add a touch of local flair to the sensory experience, while classic highball glasses or engraved julep cups reflect Virginia's timeless elegance.

      Virginia's drinking culture, deeply intertwined with horse races and the joy of winery tours, is evident in cocktails like the Virginia Vineyard Vesper, featuring local vodka, Virginia vermouth, and a splash of sparkling wine. Liquor laws, shaped by the state's historical ties to tobacco and evolving trends, influence the accessibility of spirits across cities like Richmond and Charlottesville.

      Historically, Virginia's role in the colonial era and its association with founding fathers have left an indelible mark on its drinking culture. Today, the libations served are a testament to the state's sophistication, history, and a spirited celebration of its diverse landscapes. Each sip of a Virginia cocktail is an invitation to relish the charm of the Old Dominion and embrace the warmth of Southern hospitality.

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