Connecticut's oldest independent bartending school

With your “Best in Bartending”, Professional Bartender/Mixology and TIPS Certification from The Connecticut School of Bartending you will be on the way to success.

Over 30 Years in Business

Since 1992 CT School of Bartending has trained and has graduates working throughout the industry for casinos, bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and caterers.

Hands-on Training

No large classes where you wait your turn to pour. This is hands on training, pouring hundreds of drinks each class. Unlike other schools, we limit our class sizes to 8 so each student can have their own dedicated bar station and 1-to-1 instructor time.

Connecticut and Nationwide Certification

We offer only the highest Professional Bartender/Mixology and TIPS Certifications available, ensuring our graduates are successfully employed throughout CT, New York, RI, Massachusetts and New England, the United States and the World.

Job Placements

As part of their training, all students get the opportunity to serve drinks in a real bar. We provide Lifetime Free Refresher Training and Job Placement Assistance, assisting each student in creating or updating their resume, providing job interview training and working one on one until success is achieved.

Meet the instructor

Charlie Oat

I am dedicated to hospitality training. My purpose and goal is to provide all students hands-on training in Mixology, Bartending and TIPS alcohol awareness, and to develop top notch personnel for all aspects of the expanding hospitality industry in CT, New York, RI, MA and the United States. This is achieved through small classes; each student working at their own bar station.

For 40 years being a “Pouring Pro” has made my life fun, taken the edge off daily stress, allowed me to meet new people, travel, or make business contacts, and created a wealth of friends. ALL THIS and financial success! Upon graduation you too will be a Certified Bartender, a “Pouring Pro”.

I guarantee it 100%.

WHERE TO FIND US76 Franklin Street, Norwich 06360Connecticut is the center of an incredible hospitality boom, and there aremany thousands of licensed establishments throughout New England alone,continuously employing our bartenders.You can find our school above These Guys Brewing Company in the center ofNorwich. There is security camera monitored parking in front of the building onthe street, and secure monitored free private parking in our lot.View on maps