Professional Bartending Institute

Professional Bartending School of Columbus

The Professional Bartending Institute is a member of Professional Bartending Schools of America. PBSA has partnered with Columbus area bartending schools since 1994. PBI is the only PBSA authorized training facility in the greater Columbus area.

Locally Owned and Managed Since 1978!

Contact Information

Contact Columbus Bartending School

5354 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

About Us

Unlike out-of-state owned schools, our bartending school is locally owned and operated. The owners and managers live in Columbus and take great pride in seeing our graduates on-the-job at great locations.

When considering attending bartending school and pursuing a new career, we recommend you personally visit the bartending school and see the facility and meet the staff. Don't let cheap out-of-state bartending schools pressure you into giving your credit card number over the phone! Visit and compare!

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Job Placement

We are very proud of the great bartending jobs our graduates have obtained. Over the last 33 years the Professional Bartending Institute of Columbus has built up very valuable contacts with bar owners and managers of Columbus. We have placed graduates at most Columbus bars over the years.

Our graduates have access to these great contacts upon completing our course. This is a great benefit that brand new, out-of-state bartending schools cannot offer to their graduates. A 33 year track record in Columbus is hard to beat.

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.

We have signed, written contracts for placement services at these additional campuses and monitor them for their results. We feel we have the best schools for placement in the industry.

Class Times
Morning Classes
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 12:30pm
Two weeks in length
Afternoon Classes
Monday - Friday
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Two weeks in length
Night Classes
Monday - Friday
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Two weeks in length
Weekend Classes
Saturday Only
9:30am to 5:30pm
Five weeks in length
Accelerated Classes
Monday - Friday
8:30pm to 5:00pm
1:00pm - 10:00pm
One week in length
Flexible Schedule
The student may take any combination of Morning, Afternoon, Evening or Weekend classes until they complete the 10, 4-hour lessons to graduate.

Important information

You must be 21 to bartend in the State Of Ohio. You can attend our school at the age of 18 if you are planning on relocating to a different state (where you are allowed to bartend at the age of 18) using our Nationwide Job Placement Assistance Program!

In-house financing now available! (All prospective applicants are subject to approval.)