If you know your drinks and enjoy being around people, bartending may be the job for you. Lake Tahoe, California, offers a variety of employment options, from multiple restaurants and bars to clubs. The one thing it does not offer is a bartending school. However, within a two-hour drive, there are several bartending school options located in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento, California.
ABC Bartending School
The ABC Bartending School (abcbartending.com) is in Rancho Cordova. Students at the school are taught at facilities with an operational bar that is set up as a traditional working bar. The courses are 40 hours and meet five days a week. ABC Bartending School also offers three-day weekend courses for three weeks. The cost of the course includes books, supplies and job placement with payment plans available. Graduates of the course are offered free lifetime refresher courses and free lifetime job placement assistance.
Sacramento School of Bartending
The Sacramento School of Bartending (sacramentobartendingschool.com) offers 40-hour courses to complete training, and invites its students to participate in a bartending internship program to get real-world training. The cost of the course includes books, fees and job placement. The Sacramento School of Bartending offers payment plans for those needing assistance.
Sacramento Bartending School
Sacramento Bartending School (bartendingcollege.com) is a part of the Bartending College. Students are taught in modern facilities with two functioning bars. Classes are offered in three different schedules: for two weeks at four hours per day; one week at eight hours per day; or two weekend courses. Graduates of the course are offered free lifetime refresher courses and free lifetime job placement assistance.
Those in the Tahoe area unable to attend a bartending school in person have online options available. For example, the Professional Bartending School (bartendingonline.com) offers a 40-hour certification course, state-specific alcohol server license certification courses and special-interest courses related to bartending. Also, the Bartending College (bartendingcollege.com), of which the Sacramento Bartending School is a part of, has an interactive online option that leads to certification. Both courses offer optional bartending kits that can be purchased to aid in learning the material.