If you’re on the East coast and looking for bartending training, Authentic Bartending School might be the right place for you. They have locations in Manhattan, Philadelphia and three in New Jersey.
Authentic is designed for beginners, so if you are starting out you shouldn’t have any problems. They also offer lifetime job placement assistance, which is an excellent benefit.
I found many testimonials from students who attended the school in Manhattan and Philadelphia. Almost all of the reviews gave the school high praise. Some of the standout items were excellent job placement, some students were working the week after graduating from the school. Another great part about this training program is that they take you to real bars to pour for real customers with an instructor by your side. Some students really liked this, saying that it really helped their self confidence.
Many people mentioned that Authentic’s prices were the lowest in town. As usual there were a few negative reviews about the bartending school. It is interesting how some of the negative reviews seem like they were done at a different facility, which is possible. Some of the low points were poor communication, poor job placement and unacceptable training facilities.
My suggestion is to find as many reviews as possible on the internet for the location you are interested in and see what you think. Another great thing to do is go see the school. Talk to the staff and see what the facilities are like. If everything seems to feel right it is probably a good place to get your bartender’s training.