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School of Bartending

76 Franklin Street Norwich, CT 06360 

Provides Graduates with Connecticut and National Bartender Certification

Approved by Connecticut Department of Higher Education

If you are looking for a full-time career or a part-time job in the Bar/Restaurant and Hospitality Industry, in Connecticut or nationwide,        CT School of Bartending Certification will make that happen. We place bartenders with restaurants, brewpubs, casinos, caterers, cafes, and hotels throughout CT, New England, and the United States.

WIA, CT Works, America Works, PIC  funding  approved…..AND is    Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Rhode Island Indian Council Education Department approved training for tuition reimbursement.


What makes our school different from other institutions?

  • All graduates will be Nationally Certified Bartenders(Bartending, Mixology and TIPS) with top credentials for every state.

  • All students are taught by the owner, Charles Oat, in classes limited to    8 students. Each student has their own bar station at all times.

  • Our Certified Bartenders will master mixology, bartending, multi-tasking, and learn memory skills, and become “Pouring Professionals”.

  • Students learn intense customer service techniques that your instructor has mastered over 35 years of Bartending  and new social media techniques for business building.

  • Will have lifetime access to the school for practice, job placement, interview training, resume creation, and free consulting on their future bar/restaurant ventures.


CONTACT MR. OAT (Charlie) 860 705-8685 or 860-886-1955 at Connecticut School of Bartending 


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About the Owner and Your Instructor; Charles Oat:

  •   Professional Bartender 30+ years, 17 Years Nightclub Ownership
  • 27 Years Teaching Bartending, Mixology and TIPS Certification
  • Lecturer at the Nite Club & Bar Convention Las Vegas
  • Graduate of Holy Cross College and US Navy Veteran 


*There will be other future classes as well”

DAY CLASSES: Mon-Fri 9-3 pm,

  Feb 24-28;  OMar 2-6; Or  Mar 9-13;      Or    Mar 23-27;     Or    April 6-10                                                            

EVENING CLASSES: Mon-Fri 6-9 pm,    

    Feb 24- Mar 6;     Or Mar 23-April 3;            Or    April 27-May 8                            


Sat & Sun 10-4:30

     Feb 29/Mar 1 & Mar 7/8;   Or                 Mar 14/15 & 21/22;   Or                         Mar 28/29 & April 4/5                                                                             

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 “Charlie, I hope your students appreciate your teaching and training. I have bartended for 30 years and I learned more about bartending and the business during your one week training than I did in  those 30 years.”

              Donald DiPasquale

“Hi Charlie!! 

I wanted to thank you for a great class in May. I was able to get a bartending job in Stamford in June and I am now bartending in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

Once I started working at both places, it became apparent to the owners who said that I knew a lot; and in some cases more than people with 10+ years experience.  Yesterday I was by myself and was able to serve 12 at bar and another 12 at bar top tables. I was hosting, serving, mixing, bar backing, busing, and running food. On another occasion I had a full bar of 25, was also mixing for wait staff, and all went smoothly.

I would recommend your class to anyone and it was well worth the commute from Norwalk. Thanks again and Cheers!”

Neil Camhi

 “I had a fantastic time learning mixology techniques, bar etiquette, and drink recipes each day! From day one I could tell this was the real deal; Charlie was energetic, knowledgeable and provided honest insight into the world of bartending. Went from learning to accurately pour ounces, to making 100 plus drink on the final day. I graduated about a week ago and today was my first time out seeking a bartending job…well…I applied, I interviewed, and I was offered a bartending job all in the same day! I highly recommend taking this course! Best of luck everyone! Thanks Charlie!”

Jonathan Luce  

“Mr. Oat, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. As a teacher and overall class, you have exceeded all of my expectations. I have gained such a confidence I didn’t know was possible. Thanks Again Maria”

“Please quote me! The graduates from your school are the most professional and well trained bartenders that I have found.”

Rob Meadowland, Club Owner

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Charlie 860 7058685