I Think I'm Too Old To Be A Bartender!

Absolutely not! Bartending is a career for people of all ages and backgrounds. This page is devoted to showcasing a few of our graduate success stories who may resemble you.

Our school trains people from all walks of life. You will probably be surprised to learn that 20% of our graduates were 40 years and older. Our oldest student of record was Richard who was 74 at the time of attending our school. Richard went on to tend bar on Marco Island, Florida where he spends the cold winter months.

Many students have told us they need a second job to help make ends meet, whether it's with their kids' college tuition or in the ever changing job market with layoffs, downsizing and reduced wages. Maybe you just want to have fun, meet people, and make some extra cash.

Being a professional bartender means you can have complete control of your schedule. You can choose where and when you want to work, whether it's fulltime, part time, or just an occasional private party. We've been in the Cincinnati area for over 30 years and have a stellar reputation in the restaurant and bar industry of providing the best bartenders.

There is no starting at the bottom and working your way up with a certificate in Bartending/Mixology from the Cincinnati Bartending School!

As a graduate of our school, you can earn between $100-$300 a day in wages and tips. With our Job Assistance Program and professional staff, we partner with you in helping you find a job that fits your schedule.

There is no better time than now to get started in a full or part time career! The demand for professional bartenders is at its peak. With spring and summer upon us, all of us are looking to get out! We've had enough cabin fever. Restaurant, sports bar and neighborhood bar patios are opening up. Leagues are getting started, weddings, banquets, golf outings, corporate and private parties are in full swing!

Check out a few of our students below and see if their story sounds familiar. Then call our school at 513-541-3555 and let us help you get started in a profitable career so you can actually look forward to going to work!


Julie is a professional educator with a masters degree. She bartends at the ATP tennis tournament over the summer for extra money. Julie told us she earns a higher hourly wage (with tips) as a bartender than as a teacher.
 

Desmond works for one of the major insurance companies downtown. After handling customer complaints all day, Desmond stated, "I like to work where people are happy to see me!" Desmond bartends at Michael G's.

Ted was a retired military man who took our course in Cincinnati. After graduating, Ted applied at the Havana Martini Club and was made the bar manager with no prior bar experience, other than our school.
 

Dave was a retired Proctor and Gamble employee who also was hired at the Havana Martini Club after graduating. Dave has since retired to South Carolina and told us he had a bartending job lined up after relocating.

Saadia attended our school and then took a vacation to Florida. Our Ft. Lauderdale school set her up with a private party for Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins! Saddia recently sent her 20 year old daughter through our school so she too could share in the success.
 

The Four Horsemen all worked at General Electric together for many years before retiring. All four took the class together and after graduating, two were hired at the Kings Island Inn and two at the Western Hills Country Club.

Andi is a recent graduate who now bartends at the Embassy Suites hotel.
 

Steve was a grocery store manager who was affected by a company buyout. Steve attended our school and has bartended at Red Lobster and the Hamiltonian Inn.

Ted was a copyrighter for our local newspaper and wanted to have a second job to earn additional income and have some protection against job layoffs.
 

George is a retired Proctor and Gamble employee who attended our school. George has a great personality for bartending and landed a job at the Hoffbrau Haus on the Levy right out of school. George was featured on the cover of the Enquirer's "Weekend Magazine" about Octoberfest.

Ray was a realtor when he signed up for classes in Cincinnati. After graduation, Ray landed a bartending job on the Bonnie Belle Riverboat that cruises the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Louisville. Ray shared with us that he always dreamed of being a boat captain and on one cruise, the captain let him steer the ship.
 

Chip was a finance manager at auto dealerships for many years when he attended the Cincinnati campus a few years ago. Chip has bartended at Cosmo's on Mainstrasse, Gameworks at Newport on the Levy, Pedro's and Boswell Alley Restaurant. Chip now teaches part time at the Cincinnati campus.

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