Latest Graduate News

  • 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!

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

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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 Andrew at Edgewood Country Club and The Callos Company!

  • 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!

  • Congrats to Haley at The Big Burrito Restaurant Group!

  • 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!!!

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

  • Congrats to Zack at Buckheads Saloon (Station Square)

  • 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 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!

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

  • Congrats to Malcolm at Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

Our Bartending School in Pittsburgh
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Our Bartending School in Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for students throughout the greater Pittsburgh, Washington, Monroeville, Greensburg, Latrobe and New Castle areas.

Our professional instructors have many years of bartending experience and are teaching a modernized curriculum that encompasses the most popular, in-demand mixed drinks that are seen and ordered at high end, upscale establishments all over the Pittsburgh area.

Bartending School in Pittsburgh

We are not just teaching drink recipes, wine and beer, and alcohol awareness to our students; our instruction goes much further by focusing heavily on integrating customer service into every aspect of the training.

Our newly renovated classroom facility provides a realistic martini bar/ultra lounge environment comparable to venues where students can find employment after graduation.

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Job Placement

Our Elite Bartending School in Pittsburgh also has a local job placement assistance program that has placed alumni behind bars throughout Pittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania region.

Our nationwide bartender job placement assistance is also available in 90 cities around the country.

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SUPPLY & DEMAND! Pittsburgh is a major city, with much more than its fair share of bars, restaurants, clubs, sports bars, saloons, and watering holes. The need for qualified, professionally trained bartenders has never been greater.

NStop in and see our Elite Bartending School Classroom in Pittsburgh!ew places are opening up all the time and bar managers and owners know where to go to get the newest additions to their bar staff. We pride ourselves on providing bar owners and managers with the bartending staff that they desire.

The classrooms at Elite Bartending School in Pittsburgh are designed to simulate an actual bar. There are no desks-and-chairs here!

We promote a fun, relaxed, professional learning atmosphere. On your first day of class, you are placed behind a fully equipped bar mixing drinks under the supervision of one of our qualified instructors.


DISCOVER WHAT MAKES A GREAT BARTENDER! Obviously, bartenders need to be knowledgeable about today’s most popular drinks, but there is a lot more to it than just creating delicious combinations.

You must be completely fluent in the tools of the trade and the standard bar equipment, drink preparation order, multi-tasking, and speed techniques.

And don’t forget the most important thing – the customer. This is the service industry and making the customer happy is what this business is all about.

Customer service is what will turn that $1 tip into a $3 tip. It is what will keep your customers coming back time and again.

The team at Elite Bartending School in Pittsburgh focuses heavily on this skill and it is integrated into every part of our curriculum. This ensures that along with the drink knowledge and bar fluency, our graduates have all the customer service skills they need to succeed.

All of our Elite Bartending School in Pittsburgh graduates receive R.A.M.P. alcohol awareness training offered by the P.L.C.B. We believe this not only helps protect our graduates, but also makes them even more qualified to work at the premium establishments in the Greater Pittsburgh area!

Have you ever looked around while out on the town and watched as the bartenders quickly and flawlessly make cocktail after cocktail, while taking care of everyone in the crowded bar, raking in the money, and loving every minute of it?

Have you ever wondered, ”How did they learn to do that?” and “Could I learn to do that?“

Bartending in the greater Pittsburgh area can be tough to start. Neighborhood bars with on-the-job training are few and far between, and the average customer is much more educated and demanding today than ever before - especially in a major city like Pittsburgh (and this is a drinking town).

Bringing Your "A" Game

Pittsburghers love the nightlife, from the wall-to-wall bars and taverns of the Southside, to the elegant martini bars and ultra lounges downtown. Pittsburghers are expecting their bartenders to be a step above the rest: fast, efficient, personable and extremely knowledgeable in making drinks.

Pittsburgh is the big time, and if you are not bringing your “A” game to the bar every night, you will not last long in this city.

Elite Bartending School offers a comprehensive bartender training program to meet the need in today’s beverage service industry.

Our Pittsburgh bartending school has created programs to answer the demand for professionally trained bartenders. We provide bartending education, organizational skills and customer service training.

Take the time to check out all of our pages and then TAKE THE NEXT STEP!

Request more information on our Bartending School in Pittsburgh or call us today at 412-344-9100, and we will show you how we can help you get started in your new bartending career!

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