The Bartending Institute of St. Louis

Professional Bartending School of St. Louis

The Bartending Institute is dedicated to thorough, professional training of individuals who wish to enter the bartending field. Our comprehensive up-to-date program provides understanding of both alcoholic beverages and the ingredients used to mix those beverages. In addition, our students are well versed in the proper mixing of cocktails, wine and beer service, basic bar operation and management, ordering supplies, handling money, liquor laws, customer service and responsible liquor service. The Bartending Institute provides students with the opportunity to develop these skills and enter the field as a professional bartender.

The Bartending Institute is certified to operate by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education under the laws of the State of Missouri.

The Bartending Institute of St. Louis

Contact St. Louis Bartending School

909 Fee Fee Road
SMaryland Heights, Missouri 63043

About Us

The Bartending Institute is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, at 2222 Schuetz Road, Suite 211. Convenient and well-lit ample parking is located adjacent to the school.

The Bartending Institute was opened in 1979 and is currently owned by Ffives, Inc. The Bartending Institute keeps class sizes to a maximum of 12-to-1 student/teacher ratio.

The Bartending Institute's classroom is designed to replicate an actual bar environment. The classroom is equipped with an approximately 27 foot L-shaped wet bar and a 10 foot dry bar. Additionally, the classroom contains standard bar stools, mixing equipment, an assortment of glassware, ice machine, music system, and all other necessary utensils and equipment to train a student in the field of bartending. All bars stocked with simulated liquor, mixes and garnishes so that the students are able to practice effectively and efficiently.

The Bartending Institute has over 22 years of experience in quality vocational education and professional leadership in the Food and Beverage Industry.

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Class Times
Day 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
11:00am to 5:00pm
Five weeks in length

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 schools have achieved a job placement rate of over 90% over the last five years.

During the first personal visit, the graduate is also given the username and password to our online job database. This password-protected site may be checked at any time of the day from any computer, at the student's convenience.

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. We are the nation's largest group of independently-owned bartending schools.