Bartender Certification Course

Bartender Certification
Course $599

Summer Tuition Special – 35% off This week only: $395 until June 27th

The Bartender Certification Course at Metropolitan Bartending School will show you how to market yourself as a professional bartender, secure a job, make great tips, professionally serve guests and keep an organized bar. You will leave Metropolitan confident. and ready for the workforce!

Program Description:

Most of your time will be spent behind our bar, working through concepts, recipes & guest service techniques hands-on. During the practical section of the course, you will learn:

  • Classic & current pouring techniques
  • Speed & accuracy techniques
  • Proper use of bartending tools & glassware
  • Prepare garnishes for cocktails
  • Touchscreen POS computer sales training
  • Aprox. 100 cocktail, shot & hot drink recipes
  • How to be efficient
  • Working through small & large drink orders
  • Proper shaking, straining, layering & muddling techniques
  • Pouring draft beer
  • Dealing with draft beer systems & kegs
  • Working as part of a team
  • Taking cash & processing credit cards

A small percentage of time will be dedicated to theory in our classroom setting, covering topics such as:

  • Basics of most popular spirits & liqueurs
  • How to deliver great customer service
  • Suggestive selling techniques
  • Tip strategies – maximize your tips
  • Balancing your end of night cash out
  • British Columbia liquor laws
  • Writing a resume that gets noticed
  • How to get your first bartending job
  • Tips to impress at interviews

Other Highlights Include:

Metropolitan Bartending Guarantee: If for some reason you are not able to complete the entire course, or you just want to come back and brush up on your bartending skills: you can come back, and take some, or all of the Bartender Certified Course again, no charge, for life.

The 92 page textbook, exam, and certificate and taxes are included in the price of the course.

Class Schedule

Weekday Classes:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1pm – 5pm,
    for 2 weeks
Weeknight Classes:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6pm – 10pm,
    for 2 weeks
Weekend Classes:
  • Saturday’s 11am – 5pm, for 4 weeks

(24 hours total class time)

The entire course fee is tax deductible.

Our instructors are the best in the Vancouver bar scene. They have worked as bartenders all over the world.

Our graduates have exclusive use of the Metropolitan Job Database updated 3x a week, guaranteed.

Graduates can come back at any time and book a 1 on 1 job search & resume coaching appointment with your instructor.

Why we are absolutely, the best bartending school in Vancouver

Bartending Success Stories:

I loved it! The stories amused me to no end. Working through all the cocktails in the bar every day, making order after order really built my confidence. It was awesome! Learned a lot in a very fun environment, much more than just memorizing from a book. Very enjoyable, money well spent and would recommend to anyone! – Mario L.

I liked how the class was mostly pretty relaxed, and then had a few stressful simulations mixed in, like it would be behind any bar. It was always fun coming to class. Learned so many things besides the drinks, handling cash, keeping track of your inventory and ensuring your guests are having an excellent time, how to use the computer to punch in orders and execute transactions. I am really glad I decided to take this glass. It was awesome and very useful! Thank you! – Robert Y.

I enjoyed the whole experience greatly. A couple friends who had done the program really enjoyed it and recommended it to me, and I would absolutely do the same. The instructor Chad was a really funny guy and his tips on studying, upselling, and general tricks of the trade, I’m sure will prove to be invaluable. I loved the casual atmosphere, and in particular, since there were only 4 of us in the class, the personal attention went a long way. Most of all, I loved the guys in my class, and the whole experience has made me look forward to working my own bar, and interacting with the patrons and guests as well as the staff. The facility looks great. All the tools necessary to learning the functions of being a bartender are there. Great you can come back and brush up, redo classes and tests. Location is nice and easy to get to – Douglas D.