Miami, Florida
7329 West Flagler Street

  8 AM - 10 PM
7 Days a Week


Please take a minute and read very carefully what I have to say.  In recent months all kinds of on-line Bartending schools and courses are popping up.  As director of several established bartending schools and with 32 years of bartending and beverage hospitality experience I have trained and placed thousands of bartenders because my graduates have actual “HANDS ON TRAINING” they are hired and make great money because they can do the job.  Let’s say you want to become a auto mechanic or technician can you learn that on line?  NO you need to get your hands on the equipment to learn and to the job.

Reasons for not taking an On-line course:

NO LEGITIMATE CERTIFICATION:  My schools are licensed and regulated by state education agencies so my certificate has credibility when you apply for bartending work.  Licensed schools adhere to State guidelines from proper facilities for training; instructors that have the experience to teach, job placement guidelines, bonded to assure you that we will be hear when you need us

NO LOCAL JOB PLACEMENT:   I pay a full time job placement director who places my graduates, sets up appointments and interviews, provides private party and event work on a weekly basis (my grads get paid $20 per hour for these jobs) no matter what they say you are on your own with a on-line course once they have your money and have sent you some drink recipes that is it Good Luck and thanks for your money.

NO HANDS ON TRAINING BUILDING DRINKS OR POURING SKILLS:  So you know what is in a Margarita from reading the recipe, okay get behind a real bar and make a Margarita for me what do you do first?  On the rocks, straight up, frozen, blended, which tequila, do you use?  Triple Sec or Cointreau?  And that is only one drink out of 150 that you learn at my schools.  If you do not know the answer that tells you licensed schools will provide you with the education and skills to really become a professional bartender and make some money.

NO POURING SKILLS:  How do you to hold a liquor bottle so you pour the right amounts?  How do you hold 2 or 4 bottles at one time?  How do you pour 1oz, 11/4oz, 11/2oz or 2oz accurately?  Can you learn these skills on-line?

PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE:  What is Dewar’s?  What is Grand Marnier?  What does the bottle and label look like?  In my schools you work with the actual bottles so when you go to work in a real bar you recognize your product and feel experienced right away, this will not happen on-line.

I could go on and on but you get the point, licensed brick and mortar bartending schools have been around for 40 years and there is a good reason for that our programs work, you are trained to be a professional bartender and you are able to work and make money as one.

You get what you pay for if you are thinking of Bartending do it right, visit our schools and make an intelligent decision based on facts, what have you got to loose tuition for most schools is very reasonable graduates usually make their money back in 1-2 weeks of work.  Think of any school or skill that you can learn and make your tuition back in a few weeks and let me know what it is.


Jack McKim, Director


The ABC Bartending School in Miami, Florida, is located 1/4 mile East from the 826 / Palmetto Expressway at 7329 West Flagler Street.   Owner Tony Sylvester opened his first Bartending School in Florida in 1977 and has been training and placing Bartenders here ever since.

Bartenders are known for their ability to make a good living, have fun and meet people.  Continue down this page for a look at our Placement List for Miami.   Then click on the sidebar for a look at our Placement Lists for other parts of the country as well as Letters of Recommendations and Newspaper Articles.   Now you can see why Tony Sylvester is one of the leaders in this field.

The Sylvester family has been in the Hospitality industry for three generations.  Tony brings you all that experience in his school's curriculum and manual.

Look at the great cities listed at the bottom of the page where Tony has opened schools.  As you can see, all these cities are hospitality oriented which means lots of Restaurants, Hotels, Country Clubs, Night Clubs and Bars.  Now what does that mean for ABC graduates?  Opportunity!

Look around at the number of liquor serving establishments in your city and the number of Bartenders, both Full and Part Time, that it takes to staff these operations.   Get the picture?

Thousands of students are trained and placed every year nationwide by ABC in our professional one week, two week and three week programs that cover all the techniques used to become a professional bartender.

Remember, to get started just call us.

Thank you for visiting our web site.

Tony Sylvester

If you are 18 years of age or older, you could be in this picture, training in just 40 hours to become a professional mixologist


CEO Tony Sylvester

Typical Classroom Setup

Perfect Class Sizes

Graduation Day



Convenient Class Schedules
2 Weeks Morning

Mon. - Fri.

9 AM - 1 PM

 2 Weeks Afternoon

Mon. - Fri.

1 PM - 5 PM

2 1/2 Weeks Evening

Mon. - Thurs.

6 PM -10 PM

1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

9 AM - 5 PM

1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

1 PM - 9 PM

*Adjusted Schedules are available.


Set up / Changing Shifts / Closing Out
Customer Service
Basic Bar Equipment
Bar Terms
What Glass for What Drink
Free Pouring / Mixing Techniques
Mixing Cocktails - Simple and Fancy (from Shooters to Irish Coffee)
Liquor Encyclopedia
Beers / Wines / Champagnes
Cash Registers / Money Handling / Charge Procedures
Catering Private Parties 
Job Interview Techniques
Bottle Flipping


Job Placement Assistance, Too!

Tony Sylvester has been placing bartenders nationally since 1977 and brings to his schools the art of matching the right face for the right place.  Take a look at the Placement List for your area and the nationwide chains that have hired our students.


Examples of Job Placements in


94th Aero Squadron Miami Sheila Quigley
Bay View Hotel Miami Beach Juan Gomez
Billboard Live Miami Beach Shane Lawson
Deering Bay Yacht Club South Miami Chris Ruth
Gold Rush Miami Linda Johnson
Holiday Inn Miami Erica Hurtado
Houston's Coral Gables Jason Ramsey
Indian Creek Country Club Miami Beach Julia Bechtold
John Martins Coral Gables Fich McCann
Kiss Miami Beach Maggie Hernandez
Larios Miami Beach Carlos Leal
Marriott Hotels Miami Mark Levine
Melting Pot Kendall James Bell
Ocean Point Club Sunny Isle Evette Palomeque
Q Lounge Aventura Adriane Alverez
Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Rick Fuchs
Rusty Pelican Key Biscayne Martin Kline
Senor Frogs Coconut Grove Ashley Moore
Shelborne Hotel Miami Beach Michele Mas
Sky Bar Miami Beach Seth Faigan
Snappers Miami Beach Danny Zapata
Sovereign Hotel Miami Beach Taonaya Flevry
Splash Miami Beach Todd Neff
The Spirit Lounge Miami Michele Robinson
Tony Changs Water Club Miami Catia Silveria
Top of The Port Miami Airport Chris Mcquade
Trump International Resort Sunny Isle Orlando Canut
Wet Willies Miami Beach Neil Lefkowitz
West View Country Club Miami Craig Hutchings


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