Maryland Bartending Academy

Professional Bartending School of Baltimore

As the oldest school of bartending and mixology school in Maryland, the Maryland Bartending Academy is recognized and respected by the people who matter the most: The people who hire bartenders in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

Founded in 1980, Maryland Bartending Academy takes a real-world, hands-on approach to bartending, giving you the skills and confidence you'll need to start work right away.

Contact Information

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209 New Jersey Avenue, NE
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060

About Us

Our Baltimore area bartending school has a state-of-the-art classroom that allows our students to experience exactly what it feels like to work behind a completely functional bar. The modern and up to date equipment at our school helps the students build the confidence and knowledge they need to begin their new career as a professional bartender.

The Maryland Bartending Academy's teachers are experienced bartenders and educators. We have used our many years of experience to ensure that our teachers provide the highest quality instruction, drawing from their own real-world experience. Best of all, the experienced teachers at our school make the learning fun!

The MBA is an active member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. The MBA meets or exceeds all requirements set forth by the Maryland Higher Education Commission for schools and is fully approved.

The Maryland Bartending Academy is a member of the International Association of Bartending Institutes, and a member of the Professional Bartending Advisory Board.

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Training Schedule

Our 45 hour professional mixology course consists of ten, 4 1/2 hour lessons. Each lesson is an independent module that can be taken in any order after the first class and orientation. We offer day and evening classes to fit any schedule. In addition, we have the option of tailoring a flexible schedule using any combination of day and evening, or special times to fit any student's situation.

The school recognizes that adults have lives and commitments that may prevent them from attending one of our standard schedules. Regardless of your personal situation, if you want to attend our school and will make the effort to get here, we will work out a schedule for you. If you are in need of a special schedule, we will work one out for you during your personal interview with our enrollment director.

Class Times
Day Classes
Monday - Friday
11:00am to 3:30pm
Two weeks in length
Night Classes
Monday - Friday
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Two weeks in length
Flexible Schedule
Students can switch between day and night classes and complete the course in two weeks.
Floater Schedule
Attend two day or night classes per week for five weeks.

Job Placement

Our campus offers local job placement assistance to all of our graduates. Upon graduation, the graduate may report to the job placement office for one-on-one job placement assistance. Our Job Placement Director works very hard to help each student find the job that they are looking for. Our schools have achieved a job placement rate of over 90% over the last five years.

Each of our graduates is also eligible to use our nationwide job placement assistance program. We currently have 34 campuses of our own and have contracted with 56 additional campuses to mutually help each other's graduates. With 34 campuses, we are the nation's largest group of independently-owned bartending schools.