our bartender training program doesn't just get you job ready for the real-world - we hire you on!

By Toronto Bar School, 09/30/2023

We all dream of getting ahead. Of being able to pay our bills and still have extra money in our pocket.

It’s a simple dream, but for many it’s one that’s getting further and further out of reach every day.

That makes it easy to understand why terms like side-hustle, gig economy and freelancing have become familiar to us all.

You just can’t seem to beat the ever rising cost of inflation without something on the side to boost your income.

It’s probably the reason you’re reading this article right now!

I get it. I’ve been there myself.

The world is an expensive place and you almost have to have some way of supplementing the income from your 9 to 5.

Our bartending training program is the ideal solution. You get to earn on weekends without any risk of conflict with your day job.

We mean it.

How can we guarantee you’ll find work after completing our program?


We hire you on!

Our expert trainees will teach you the art of mixology behind a real bar. You’ll learn how to make the most popular cocktails and you’ll serve them to actual patrons.

Hands-on training is the best way to learn. Hands down.

After you complete the training we’ll hire you to work at our exclusive private where you can make amazing money.

What’s the catch? No catch. We’ll maybe one. You have to be committed and motivated.

We’re willing to invet our expertiuse in training you, if you’re ready to take bartending as a side-hustle seriously.

What makes our bartending school any different or better than any other?

We’ll explain why below.

why traditional bartending school don't work

Traditional bartending school come in one of two forms. Either online or in a traditional classroom setting.

We’ve yet to discover how a virtual bartending class can prepare you to work in a busy and demanding bar setting.

It just doesn’t make sense.

Your instructions can’t inspect your work in person and you have to compete for attention with who knows how many others that are taking part in the virtual classroom at the same time.

In person classroom courses aren’t much better.

Did you know you won’t be mixing real cocktails if you take a traditional course?


You’ll be mixing colored water meant to represent cocktail ingredients. No alcohol involved at all.

On top of that, you won’t be exposed to the pressure packed situations you can expect working a real bar at a real event.

There won’t be any patrons to tell you if that margarita tastes great or if it needs work.

The bottom line is this.

Traditional bartending school just don’t work.

There’s a better way.

bridging the gap between bartender school and the real world

You’ve signed up for Toronto Bar School and you’ve just completed your first week of training.

In that time you’ve already learnred a ton about the product you’ll be working with and you’re already getting hands-on real world experience.

You’re not stuck in a stark difference between what we offer and what you’ll find at a traditional bar school.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what makes our training system stand out from the crowd:

  • You’ll be taught the art if cocktail making behind a real bar.
  • Our expert trainers will teach you about beers, wines and cocktails at real event
  • You’ll learn about inventory checks and pre event setup in live situations
  • We’ll show you everything you need to know about glassware “in the weeds”
  • You’ll learn all you need to know about bar tools, methods and techniques in live situations.

By the time you’ve successfully completed your time as an apprentice at Toronto Bar School you’ll be an expert in the field.

That’s what we teach. Expertise.

Why is hands-on learning better?

develop bartending expertise through hands-on learning

Some people love learning from books and attending lectures. That’s fine. It’s just not the best way to learn how to bartend.

With our system, you’re developing your expertise as a mixologist from day one.

As you work closly with trainers ina live setting you’re getting constant feedback as you go. These expert have seen just about everything in the bartending world and they’ll be able to help you improve your skills and avoid common mistake along the way.

The best part? You’ll be working with the real tools of the trade fro day one and making real alcoholic drinks. You won’t be working with colored water.

It’s not just working with real tools that will make you a better bartender though. It’s interacting with real people.

You’ll improve your customer service skills and you’ll learn quickly how to deal with difficult situations, such as cutting off someone that’s had one too many without creating a scene.

That’s not an easy one to learn. You definately can’t teach it in a classroom.

It’s just one of many things you need to master in a busy bar envoirnment. There’s no subtitute for hands-on training. You need to be behind a real bar.

work directly with pro bartending mentor

classroom teachers can be great. They’re some of the greatest influences in our life, but they’re limited in how much they can help you grow.

You need to have real world menter as well.

At Toronto Bar School you’ll learning side by side with some of the greatest influencers in our life, but they’re limited in how much they can help you grow.

You need to have real world mentors as well.

At Toronto Bar School you’ll be learning side by side with some of the best in the game. You’ll have plenty of hands-on training, but you’ll also have the chance to watch how these pros handle real world situations in real time.

That kind of experience is invaluable.

Our mentors will offer tips, guidance and an overview of every aspect of event staffing through every step of your training.

At the end of it all you’ll be ready to show the world what you’ve learned.

What comes next?

Toronto bar school graduation and direct employment

If you were taking a traditional bartending course, at this point you’d get a slip of paper  proving you graduated and be sent on your way to find a bartending job.

We don’t hand out useless bits of paper.

When you complete the Toronto Bar Schoolprogram as a star mixologist, we’ll be standing by with a job offer in hand.

The whole reason we started this program was because it’s just not that easy to find great mixologists. The best way to do it is to train them yourself and that’s what we do.

We train mixologists to staff the bars we run at exclusive private events.

Complete our program. Show us you have drive, desire and commitment and we’ll have direct employment opportunities ready for you.

You won’t find that at a traditional bartending school.

How to Start your bartending career

If you’ve make it this far you’re probably already convinced that Toronto Bar School offers a better alternative than a traditional bartender training program.

The difference is this simple. We’re here to teach bartenders that are ready to earn and succeed the minute they finish our course.

For that to happen, you need to pick up real world experience along the way. You can’t read a few books, mix a few drinks of colored water and write a test and expect to be ready to bartend at a busy event.

The hands-on approach is better.

Ready to kickstart your bartending side-hustle?

Made Up Your Mind?

While personally, I love bartending, I recognize that it’s not for everyone. If you’ve decided that you’re ready for the challenge, why not begin your bartending training at Toronto Bar School?