Registration Deposit of $150 is nonrefundable. No tuition or registration fee is refundable after 3 days from registration date or
after applicant’s scheduled class begins.
Unless otherwise agreed, full payment is due prior to the first class. Any balances not paid by the first class is subject to a service
charge of 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance. Student agrees to pay a return check fee of $20 plus any bank fees. Student
agrees to pay collection costs, including attorney fees.
Applicant must make an in-person visit or send an email to school within 3 business days from application date to receive a refund.
Students waive all rights to cancellation / refund policy after starting class.
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COULD ASSERT AGAINST THE SELLER OF GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED PURSUANT HERETO OR WITH THE
PROCEEDS HEREOF. RECOVERY HEREUNDER BY THE DEBTOR SHALL NOT EXCEED AMOUNTS PAID BY THE
The school does not guarantee employment, but will assist with job placement when available.
Professional and knowledgeable! I learned a lot and had a great time. Fun class! I took the two-week class and it worked out great for me. There is a lot to learn but you get a lot of practice time and the instructor is always available to answer questions. I feel very confident now that I have graduated and know that I am well prepared for any bartending job or event. Thanks!read more
Had an awesome experience here.
I original went to a school in Greensboro, they were horrible and so un professional. Needless to say after the first day i never returned.
I ended up here in raleigh, thank goodness. Kelly is an awesome teacher, hands on and very knowledgeable! Met some awesome people and it was a great experience!read more
The Raleigh Bartending School is the best bang for your buck. You get a bar setup to practice at and water filled bottles with clear or food coloring in to practice any and all drink combinations. You learns lots of drinks and tips of the trade. The class is a blast, everyone is friendly and excited to be there and learn including the instructors. I have made many friends at this class and enjoy suffering through rush hour traffic to get to class each day. I have been recommending this class to all my friends and my twin brother will be taking it soon. We will probably get shirts that say Justice League Bartender.read more
This place is absolutely amazing!
I really loved how hands-on Kelly was! I appreciate how she actually took the time to make each drink for us and show us varying techniques we would need for our first jobs.
I also loved how throughout the program various students came back to get a refresher course. It was amazing to see how well other students are doing for themselves after they’ve graduated—it’s going to be amazing after we graduate!
I’m really thankful for this opportunity and the job placement assistance they provide! If you’re looking for a fun and energetic program, with lots of hands-on experience to gain, this is the place!
I’ll be back soon!read more
Excellent environment taught by well experienced staff! They created a fun learning experience with lots of practical, hands on exercises. If you’re looking for a career in Mixology or just interested for home use, you should definitely check them out!read more
The experience was very professional in a friendly environment! I took the one week class from 2pm-10pm. Although it was demanding, I had more than enough knowledge gained from a great instructor! I felt as if I was already a bartender with the confidence Kelli instilled in me. I got a job within weeks, love it!read more
I absolutely loved RBS! I took the two week course from 6pm-10pm. Kelli (my instructor) went above and beyond to answer any and every question I had. She also gave many helpful tips beyond the basics in the book. I highly recommend this school for anyone thinking of becoming a bartender or getting certified!read more
I took the one week course from 2-10 p.m. each afternoon. It was demanding work, but incredibly fun and rewarding. Our instructor worked her tail off in order to equip us with all of the necessary skills in order to graduate and go on to success in this industry. It was an incredibly positive experience!read more
Incredible place to learn the real art of mixology. Kelly knows everything and can communicate it clearly. The course itself is definitely rigorous but it trains you so well that you could work as a liquor expert in any setting and fit right in. I cannot recommend this place enough!read more
I cannot thank my instructor enough for giving me the knowledge and tools I need to be a successful bartender. 10/10 would recommend everyone to come here, whether you are a current bartender wanting to refresh your skills or someone with no experience, you will graduate as a professional mixologist. Thank you thank you thank you!!read more
I Graduated June 8th 2018 and it was the Best experience Ever! From the Director to the Instructor, very personable and friendly, but all business. They truly have your best interest in mind. I would like to Thank all of my classmates as well as the professional staff! See you on the flip side!read more
I graduated June 8, 2018! I highly recommend attending this school! You’re tips trained and you learn so much. Kelly makes the lessons so much fun. With a fun and positive atmosphere, there is no place I’d rather attend! Great school!read more
I would reccomend this program to anybody!!!! Ms. Kelly is the best teacher ever. She took her time to make sure everyone understand everything, she’s very professional, she helped everyone individually, she made the material very understandable, most importantly she made everyone comfortable with learning at their own pace. Now that I’ve graduated, I miss the amount of fun we had learning! Thanks Kelly!! You made my experience worth while.read more
Went in with not much bar knowledge but took the one week course here and Kelli was a great instructor! I learned so many drinks and how to pour in a weeks time. As long as you put in the time and effort in the rest will take care of itself. Definitely Recommend!read more
I thought that Raleigh's Bartending School was gonna be great and fun and it outshone all of my expectations. I had such a great time with the people there and I learned so much. Kelli was such an incredible teacher and made it so much fun! Not only that but she is so incredibly helpful even AFTER you've graduated with your certification. She was the reason my experience so incredibly positive and fun. Thanks Kelli and thanks Raleigh's Bartending School!read more
I took the two week class about a month ago. And couldn't have been happier! The instructor made everything super easy to understand, and enjoyable. You make life long knowledge and friends learning here.read more
Self-paced course with excellent down to earth instructor who builds confidence and knowledge in you to be able to go out and enthusiastically find a bartender job best suited for you. Enjoyed the class, instructor and meet individuals who are now life long friends. i recommend to everyone who is serious about a job in the field.read more
I first attended Raleigh's Bartending School in 2002, but due to military obligations I was not able to finish the course. After 16 years I decided to go back and they welcomed me with open arms. I chose to do the 40 hour course in one week. Although extremely challenging, the instructor did a fantastic job of getting me ready to work in the industry. What's more impressive is the support they provide graduates once they're finished and looking to work. I started on a Monday, finished Friday night, and they already lined up a paying gig working a private party the day after graduation! Thanks RBS!read more
Kelly is an awesome awesome instructor and she really loves her job! She works well with your busy schedule and makes it worth the money! She changed my life and I am so happy to be a new bartender!!! Nikkiread more
Myself and another student took the 1 Week 2-10pm class. Our instructor was an absolutely fantastic. She answered any questions we had about drinks and about bartending in general. If I could do it again I would for sure. You learn a surplus of material, and the book the school provides has an abundance of extra information to help you succeed. Thank you for an enjoyable experience!read more
Kelly is AWESOME! She was very thorough in her instruction and supportive of all the students. The practice bar allows students to put the knowledge gained into a real to life setting Anyone wanting to get their bartending certification should definitely check this out! I lived my experience and can't wait to get going in the real world!read more
Excellent experience! Wasn't sure I could do it at this stage in my life but the class was great, the instructor was wonderful and made the class fun to be a part of. It was nice to see the diversity of people and the various age groups as well. I was quite proud of myself for passing the tests on the first try!!!!read more
I took the two-week course here, and enjoyed it immensely! The instructor was the definition of knowledgeable, and had so many great tips and insights beyond the basic instruction of the course. I feel confident in my abilities after only two weeks, despite not having any experience tending bar before, and had a great time learning. The class did a wonderful job preparing me for the true rigors of tending bar, including working quickly under pressure and recalling important details as quickly as possible. I would recommend this class for anyone looking to get into bartending, even if you are starting on the ground floor, like me!read more
Kelli was seriously one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable about mixology and encourages all of her students to become exceptional bartenders. I couldn’t have expected anything better. I recommend this school for anyone wanting to become a successful bartender!read more
This class was amazing! I have never felt so confident and prepared for something in only two weeks! The best part is you can take as long as you need too, the teaching is lecture and individual and it neve feels rushed or impersonal. My instructor was excellent! She’s very experienced, provides lots of personal experience and tips and tricks on top of the material. Couldn’t recommend this class more highly!read more
Great experience ! A structured lesson plan allows you to learn at a steady pace. The instructor takes her time, has numerous mnemonic sayings to help you remember complicated drinks and she created an environment that made learning the drinks fun. The hands on time behind the bar is invaluable if you want to succeed. As I purchased the Professional Bartender certification, I appreciate the ability to go back when needed to refresh my drink knowledge. You can't go wrong with RBS !read more
I recently just graduated from Raleigh’s Bartending School. I highly recommend it if you’re looking towards bartending! Kelli was my teacher & she’s such a good teacher! Answered any questions & taught drinks very well!read more
Kelli is AMAZING. She’s experienced and skilled and genuinely cares about your success in the class. The classes are fun mixed with different lessons and a lot of hands on behind an actual bar. You learn it all and I feel 100% confident to work behind a bar. Loved every second!read more
Kelli is awesome. She's thorough and fun to work with. She goes beyond just the basics of the book. I'm already a bartender yet I learned so much MORE from this professional course! The school is very flexible and they work with you no matter what's going on.read more
I completed the 40 hour Professional Course two months ago, and the course is a really good introduction to both the habits you need in the hospitality industry and the level of memorization you will need to have to be ready to work as a bartender.
If you're new and wanting to enter this business, my advice is to really make use of the time to ask questions, and to stay in contact. The teachers know their stuff, and you can get more out of the course if you go the extra mile. Ask for tricks to be faster, ask for stories about what happens in actual bars. This is your opportunity to learn; make use of it.
I also really love the space in general - it allows you to practice making cocktails whenever you come in to improve upon your speed, and it's nice and cozy - very easy to hear the instructors!read more
I absolutely loved the atmosphere. I was able to work hands on and learn at my own pace. Kelli was an amazing teacher. Would definitely recommend the school to anyone who’s interested in learning to bartend!read more
I truly enjoyed the 40hr two week course with Kelli. It’s a lot of information for a short amount of time but the way she does her lessons makes it possible. I finished on Friday and they had an event party for me the next day. I recommend it to anyone interested in a career in bartending!read more
I completed the 40 hour course almost 2 weeks ago & I loved it! The instructor Kelli is very knowledgeable & passionate about what she does. The class is very fun but it definitely takes focus , studying & practicing to pass the course. Being able to come to as many classes as you need to is also a major plus .read more
I just completed the 40 hour Ultimate Professional Bartending Course. It was challenging but Kelli made it fun all while making sure the knowledge was retained and never doubted my abilities. I walked out with the confidence and knowledge needed to succeed in this industry. If this is something you really want to do I highly recommend this school. They are flexible, the instructor is professional and you will gain a wealth of knowledge! Be sure to have your flash cards and practice with your classmates.read more
I just completed the 40 hour professional course and it was tough but so worth it! Kelli was amazing! There are a lot of recipes to learn but the more you go over them and the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Make sure you make flash cards! OR use a flashcard app on your phone. I feel very prepared for a career in bartending.read more
Awesome class. A real bar setting and very hands on. Plenty of practice time to prepare you for the job. The instructor was great! Patient and fun. They also assist you with finding a job and editing or creating your resume. Highly recommended.read more
I completed the 40 hour, professional bartending certification program. It was challenging, it tested my willingness to work rigorously towards something that I did not previously know anything about, and it gave me one of the largest senses of accomplishment that I have had in a long time. The instructors will really go out of their way to make sure that you are skilled, confident, and integrate successfully into the industry.read more
I was very nervous when I first started this course but am so glad that I did. If you are like me and have to drive a far distance to get there, do it, it is well worth it. I have not tried job placements yet but when I do I will leave a review on that as well. The instructor I had was great he was very straight forward and down to business.read more
Great experience!!! I have a whole new respect for bartenders. I took the week class because I needed to know the proper way to make drinks for my new restaurant. Being an owner I feel you need to have this knowledge and I also feel bartenders should be certified. Kelli was a great instructor and I highly recommend this course.read more