Bartending school is always a good option. I went to bartending school back when I was living in a big city and ended up working in a restaurant making about $500 a night in tips alone. Having been down that road, I can honestly tell you that the key to a good bartending school is a knowledgeable instructor who's been around and knows the industry and also someone who's down with what's hot and what's not. For example there are some bartending schools that will teach drinks that were popular in the 1960's. In other words...stuff that nobody orders. While it's always good to know the classics, you've also got to stay on top of what people are really drinking at your local bars. A good school will stay on top of the latest trends. Plus always look for an instructor that makes things fun. Remember, even though it's bartending, you still have to pay attention if you want to learn anything. Why not have fun while doing it?