Richmond Bartending School - About Us

Learn bartending at our Richmond, Virginia Bartending  SchoolThe Professional Bartending Academy was founded in 1994, and boasts staff and instructors with over 45 years of  experience in bartending and/or bar management.  We have been training and placing bartenders for over 16 years. 

We train students from the Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Hampton areas to Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, from the Manassas, Arlington, Woodbridge and Alexandria to the Petersburg areas.

Our students learn the craft of bartending at our  24-foot, custom-made cherry and brass bar. It has multiple work stations. All stations include a three-bay sink with hot and cold running water. 

We train our students using facsimile liquors, liqueurs, wine, beer, mixers, and garnishes. The bar is set up just like the full-service bars the students will eventually work behind. Everything necessary to train our students is provided at this bar, including professional glassware and all utensils and related equipment.


The Professional Bartending Academy provides:

  • Hands-on training, in a realistic, fully equipped 24-foot bar;
  • The bar is stocked with facsimile liquors, liqueurs, wine, beer mixers and garnishes;
  • Guide to Bartending, our instruction manual and reference book;
  • Quality placement assistance for all graduates;
  • The knowledge and skills to earn a good living and have fun doing it!
  • Class size is limited. Make sure to pre-register to save your spot in our next class;

Why Go to Bartending School?

Learn bartending at our Richmond, Virginia Bartending  SchoolAttending our Richmond, Virginia bartending school will give you the required education that is needed to find a great bartending job.

A diploma from our school will give you the advantage to pick and choose your work environment. Our class gives you the availability to learn at your own pace in just 40 hours.

Our Richmond location is open for tours on Saturdays by appointment only and as always flexible schedules can be arranged!

Scheduling Classes

Pre-registration is available Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. -- absolutely no appointment is necessary. 

Please call The Professional Bartending Academy at 804-355-2277 to set up an appointment at a time that  is convenient for your schedule.

Bartending fits well with most student's school schedules. Even people who already have jobs can easily fit bartending into their schedules for added fun and profit.

The Professional Bartending Academy is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).