bartending as a side-hustle: the financial benefits and how to get started today

By Toronto Bar School, 09/29/2023

Have you been struggling trying to find a way to make money on the side? It isn’t easy finding something that will work around your full-time job. That’s why there’s a growing trend towards bartending as a side-hustle and it isn’t hard to understand why. 

It’s flexible, financially rewarding and it’s a networking goldmine.

You can easily earn $200 a night or more through a base wage, tips and gratuities. 

With the right training you can make a ton of money.

Toronto Bar School is the ideal spot to get your start.

We’ll show you the ropes with hands-on training behind a bar, provide you with expert mentoring and all the extra skills you’ll need to become a skilled mixologist. 

Want to learn how it works? Read on!

the financial benefits of bartending as a side hustle

The world will always have a need for bartenders. People love to let loose on the weekend. 

That can be your ticket to a financial windfall.

Make great cocktails, engage in friendly conversation and there’s a good chance you’re tips will get bigger as each night goes on.

The financial benefits you can reap from a bartending gig go far beyond just tips and gratuities though.

Wondering how that can be? Let me explain.

When you go out on a typical night you might spend $100 or $200 right?

Well when you’re bartending at one of our private events on a Saturday night you can make that or more instead of spending it.

Just from one night of bartending you can come out of $400 to $500 ahead of where you would be if you were out buying your own drinks.

It’s simple math! But most of us don’t look at it that way – I know I didn’t.

When it dawned on me that making money means I’m also saving by not being out spending money on drinks, it was like a light bulb went off.

That and dollar signs! 

It doesn’t end there. 

You also have a great fallback set of skills with huge earning potential if something happens with your day job.

There’s one more bonus we should add to the top of that financial pile. Your potential networking opportunities can lead to a major windfall for you as well.

That’s a nice added bonus!

You never know what influences you might bump into at one of our private events!

Not convinced yet?

There’s more.

With toronto bar schools hands-on training you'll develop skills and expertise

Classroom theory might be great if you’re college professor, but in the real world there’s nothing better than rolling up your sleeves and getting some practise in.

Would you rather learn how to mix a Margarita by watching an online video or by stepping behind a bar and pouring the actual ingredients in a cocktail glass? 

Than answer’s pretty obvious – you’re here to bartend, you don’t want to be watching videos!

Unfortunately, online and in person classes are how most bartending schools teach. That’s not only boring, it will never truly prepare you for a busy night of bartending at an event. 

We’re different.

We bring you to the bar and we teach you in the type of environment you’re going to be dealing with once you graduate. 

You’ll develop all kinds of transferable skills such as customer service, communication, multitasking and the art of mixology as you go. We teach expertise and that will set you apart from the field.

This basket of new skills will open doors and you’ll be locked with invaluable experience that you’d never get learning theory alone. We’re not saying theory isn’t important, but it’s just a small part of what you need to know to be a successful bartender. 

Some of the things you’ll learn about in our real-time classroom are:

  • The tools of the bartending trade
  • The right glassware to use
  • Pouring techniques
  • How to pair drinks with food
  • Bar management in a fast paced environment
You’ll be learning at a much faster pace and that means you’ll be earning in no time with a quick return on your investment.
How can we be sure you’re investment in Toronto’s Bar School’s training program will pay off? 
Let me explain.

start earning faster with the toronto bar school system

The day after you complete your training with a demonstrated flare for the art of bartending, we’ll be ready to help you put your skills to the test. 

Heck the reason we created Toronto Bar School was because of a lack of top notch talent to tend bar at the exclusive private events we’re contracted for.

That’s right, we’re not just your trainer, we’re your employer!

The great thing about these private events is that it’s full of influential people. You’ll have tons of networking opportunities and you’ll make lots of extra cash. People attending private events are great tippers if you treat them well and mix them amazing drinks.

your bartending side-hustle won't get in the way of your day job

So let’s recap.

You’ve graduated Toronto Bar School and you’re now earning between $150 and $300 a night just in tips alone when you bartend.

This is on top of your regular salary from your day job, because it’s work you do on the side, on weekends, when it doesn’t conflict with your schedule. 

We’re flexible employer. You control your schedule. As long as you show up when you’ve committed to an event.

The goal is to make you better off financially and help us staff our events with world class bartenders. 

We’d never ask you to rush to an event in the middle of the week. Work-life balance is important. 

What good is extra money if you’re too exhausted to do anything with it? 

Here’s the deal.

skills that make you a better bartender and a bigger earner

Intangible skills matter and we teach you those as well. 

What do we mean by intangible skills? 

Simple. Skills that aren’t exclusively about being a bartender.

As you move further along in your bartending journey you’ll become a better communicator, more social and more tactful.

These are intangibles that will help you artfully upsell the cocktail over mixed drinks. They’ll keep patrons coming back to your side of the bar and they’ll be inclined to leave more in your tip jar. 

In fact, you may soon find bartending pays so well you want to open your own bar or restaurant and quit your day job to do it full time!

start your hustle today

There’s no doubt you can make your life more comfortable if you choose bartending as a side hustle and there’s no better way to learn than with our hands-on training course. 

If you’re ready to add $300 to $500 per week to your personal bottom line, we’re here to help you get started.

So if you’re tired of stuggling financially join us and start your side hustle today by clicking here.

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?