Latest Graduate News

  • Congrats to Olivia at Fusion Japanese Steakhouse and Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

  • Congrats to Zack at Buckheads Saloon (Station Square)

  • Congrats to Jillian at Spartan Pub (Hughesville, PA)!

  • So excited for Jeremy who just got hired at the Gateway Clipper Fleet! What a great time that will be sailing the beautiful three rivers, and making delicious cocktails!!! Sounds like a dream job!

  • Big Congrats to Megan who was hired on the spot and started the same night at the Castle Pub in Ebensburg! Her confidence and interview preparation really paid off!

  • Congrats to John at The Pour House (Allison Park)

  • Congrats to Andrew at Edgewood Country Club and The Callos Company!

  • Congrats to Stephen who was hired at Level 20 Lounge in Bethel!!  Stephen was hired over the phone due to his excellent resume and amazing professional training here at Elite!

  • You can find recent grad Adam behind the bar at Runway Grille in Butler! He did great on his first day putting to use all that he has learned! Congrats!

  • Congrats to Malcolm at Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

  • Congrats to Taylor at McDains Restaurant (Monroeville)

  • Be sure to check out Aaron when you are at the next Pirate game! It didn’t take him long to land an awesome job at PNC Park!!!

  • Cathy will be mixing it up at the brand new Saga Japanese Steakhouse at South Hills Village Mall. Congrats Cathy!

  • Congrats to Haley at The Big Burrito Restaurant Group!

  • Not only can you find Kelci working private events all around Pittsburgh with The Callos Companies, she also just landed a permanent position at Oglebay Resort!

  • Keep your eyes open for Jessica at different events around Pittsburgh this summer! She was hired at both At Your Service Catering and The Callos Companies!

  • Congrats to Angela at 2 Tomato Restaurant (New Castle)

What’s the Age to Bartend in Pittsburgh, PA?

“What’s the age to bartend in Pittsburgh?”

Age to Bartend in Pittsburgh

This is a question we hear often.

People interested in our classes come to us from places like New Castle, Monroeville, Johnstown, and other places throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia and ask this question because, while they’re interested in becoming a bartender and starting a career that could earn good money, many of them worry that they could be too young.

Besides asking about how old they have to be, we also get a lot of questions about obtaining a bartending license and just what a student has to learn in order to become a bartender.

But don’t worry! We can answer all of those questions and more.

If you want to know what the age to bartend in Pittsburgh is, or you have any other questions about becoming a bartender, all you need to do is keep reading this page.

Bartending Basics: Age, Training, and Education

It isn’t uncommon to think that the age to serve alcohol and the age to drink alcohol are one in the same.

In some places that’s true but, in many others, it isn’t.

Federal law says that every state has to set its drinking age to 21. This law was put into place in 1984 in order to combat drunk driving and it stipulates that any state that does not comply with the uniform drinking age of 21 will lose some of the federal funding that it gets to build and maintain highways.

Since the drinking age is 21, many people believe that number extends to the age at which a person can legally handle alcohol as well.

What they fail to realize is that the law put into place in 1984 only talks about drinking alcohol, and that the age at which a person can serve alcohol is left to the state’s discretion.

Yes, some places require that a person serving alcohol be at least 21 years old, while others have set the age to 19.

However, the age to bartend in Pittsburgh, and many other places throughout the country, is 18.

So, in many places throughout the country, if you’re of the age of majority, then you’re old enough to bartend.

With the right training, you could easily take advantage of the many benefits that come with a new and exciting career. Earn good money while you have a lot of fun at the same time!

From learning to interact with your customers to being able to prepare and mix a wide range of drinks for guests, there’s a lot to learn about being the kind of bartender that creates a memorable experience for your guests.

If you want to learn the skills that will easily get you in the door at bars, restaurants, clubs, and other places all over the country, then you need the kind of training that’s recognized as being some of the best available!

You Need Elite Bartending School

Here at Elite Bartending School, we take people who ask about the age to bartend in Pittsburgh and turn them into bartenders that are sought by thirsty patrons all over the area!

It’s important to know what you’re doing when working behind a bar. That’s why we provide comprehensive, hands-on training that will prepare you for the real thing from the day that you get your certification.

We don’t just provide you training, either.

Through our job placement program, we maintain partnerships with a number of bar and restaurant owners in the area so that you’ll be able to find a job before you even graduate!

The kind of bartender training that we offer in the Pennsylvania/West Virginia area isn’t quite like anything offered anywhere else in the area

So, now that you know all about the age to bartend in Pittsburgh and what kind of training you can expect, pick up your phone and call 1-800-BARTEND or contact us online.

Your new job is waiting for you, so go out there and get it!

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Elite Bartending School In Pittsburgh
2961 W. Liberty Ave.
Suite 217.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

412-344-9100 OR 1-800-BARTEND