Welcome to the web site of The Bartending Institute of St. Louis, Missouri. Take the time to read all about our bartending school on these pages. We are very proud of the reputation for training professional bartenders that we have received from students and bar managers in the greater St. Louis area. This area includes Maryland Heights, Chesterfield, Manchester, Winchester, St Peters, Wildwood Oakville, Bellevue and St Charles.
The Bartending Institute was opened in 1979 and is owned by Fives, Inc. We have been under the same ownership and management for over 25 years. The Bartending Institute consists of approximately 1,267 square feet of a well-lit and air-conditioned/heated classroom and administrative offices.
Our bartending school is located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, at 909 Fee Fee Road. Convenient and well-lit, ample parking is located adjacent to the school.
The Bartending Institute keeps class sizes to a maximum of 12-to-1 student/teacher ratio. This allows for individualized training and special assistance if students require it. This personal attention to each student is what separates us from other bartending schools.
Upon completion of our 40 hour program, our graduates are given instruction on how to search for a job in the bartending field utilizing our placement assistance. Our graduates have gone on to work at some of the best bars in St. Louis.
The Bartending Institute is dedicated to thorough, professional training of individuals who wish to enter the bartending field. Our comprehensive and up-to-date program provides understanding of both alcoholic beverages and the ingredients used to mix those beverages.
In addition, our students are well versed in the proper mixing of cocktails, wine and beer service, basic bar operation and management, ordering supplies, handling money, liquor laws, customer service and responsible liquor service. The Bartending Institute provides students with the opportunity to develop these skills and enter the field as a professional bartender.
The Bartending Institute's classroom is designed to replicate an actual bar environment. The classroom is equipped with an approximately 27 foot L-shaped wet bar and a 10 foot dry bar. Additionally, the classroom contains standard bar stools, mixing equipment, an assortment of glassware, ice machine, music system, and all other necessary utensils and equipment to train a student in the field of bartending.
All bars are stocked with simulated liquor, mixes and garnishes so that the students are able to practice effectively and efficiently. By the time our students graduate, they will feel at home behind any bar in the St. Louis area.