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Dale P.

Texas School of Bartenders is a great school. My instructor Kevin not only is a great instructor but teaches some Flair. I am very pleased that I attended Texas School of Bartenders. The one thing that really sticks out is how much the guys care about each student finding their place in the industry once you are finished. I was the oldest student at the school. You know the one HURT by the economy!! Well it's been a huge gearshift for me. I am up and making excellent Money right now. 1 week or like 7 working days I got a job at Barton Creek Country Club. I LOVE IT!!! If you want to get train to bartend, these are the ONLY guys to go see. They have been in business since 1988 and have all the contacts.


This class is 2 weeks long, 4 hours per day, one of which is TABC certification. You can do evenings or mornings which is nice for people who need one or the other...they're flexible, too, so talk to them about scheduling if you need to. The teachers are experienced and the fake alcohol does as well as it can possibly do compared to the real's hard to learn to layer drinks with it but you do learn how.

Kevin was a really good instructor. He knew his stuff and he was very patient. He is really interested in the art of mixology and you will do well to get him talking about it. He was a pleasure to learn from. Make sure he breathes fire for you...he'll teach you how if you want. Be careful! Malibu is a fun guy and has a lot of good stories about bartending. This is a bar setting so don't come around if you are easily offended. Malibu's forte is making drinks very quickly.

I didn't see Jim, the owner, much because I had the evening classes but the contact I did have with him showed he was fair and wants to do right by the students...he will expect you to do what you say you will do in return but that isn't much to ask at all.

I did learn a lot...wish there had been fewer students but I got the impression that my classes were a little heavier than normal.

One thing I suggest, during the time you are taking class or after, is go get some real alcohol…and spouts, glasses and a shaker...some mixers...and start making real ones. Look through your book and see which ones sound good...then go home and make them...use your friends are guinea pigs...they won't mind! 

Also, study, study, study and practice, practice, practice! Find ways to memorize your drinks...and don't cheat on tests! You won't be doing yourself any favors!


I just graduated from Texas School of Bartenders-Austin. I have to say it was a great experience. Ron " Malibu" McNiell, Kevin Tower and Jim Shearer were my instructors. They really believe in their school and their training. I highly recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn how to bartend the correct way. I have had 2 job offers (Joe Demaggio and Lucky Lounge) the first day I went to look for a job. I start at Lucky Lounge on Friday August 22nd. I would have never had a chance if it were not for Texas School of Bartenders-Austin. Do yourself a favor and go by and check the guys out. You will be glad you did.


I recently graduated at the Texas School of Bartenders in San Antonio. All I have to say is that it was a great experience and the instructor was very down to earth. He was on top of his game and there was no question I had or any other student had that he did not have the answer to. After graduating I got a job the next day and started that night. So I recommend the Texas School of Bartenders and would not go anywhere else.


I have met family members and employees of this school. I have found them to be friendly, professional and extremely fun! I would recommend TSOB to anyone. I might even take the class just for the fun of it.

Martin Ware

I went to Texas School of Bartenders here in Austin. I moved to San Antonio 3 weeks after graduation. I tried to find a bartending job on my own, No luck. I told some of the people that were interviewing me that I went to bartending school. They were not impressed. However. After explaining that I went to Texas School of Bartenders that changed things. The employers thought I graduated from that other school. (Professional School of Bartending). The joke is that the instructor is like 70 years old. It’s just a fact that Bartending is a young thing. Anyhow, Texas School of Bartenders “ROCKS” And the dudes that teach it know what’s up!!!! I am gainfully employed and owe it all to the BOYZ of TSOB!!!!

Bart Harrison

I attended Texas School of Bartenders in Austin... WOW, Those guys did everything in their power to train me and get me working. I am bartending at Lucky Lounge and am having a “Blast”. I say give TX School of Bartenders a shot. You will love the guys there and when you are finished you’ll get a great job."

Bart Harold

Hey I just graduated a few weeks back from the Texas School of Bartenders in Austin!! I not only had a blast in the class but went to work at club 6 soon after I graduated!! I have been making around 200.00 a shift!! Without the training it would have taken years in the industry to learn what I learned in 2 weeks!!

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