ABC Bartending Schools
Professional Bartender Training and Placement


Chicago, IL Bartending School

ABC Bartending School
Chicago, IL

Locations in:
Downtown Chicago
South Suburbs
Chicago Bartending School - ABC is now located in the Chicagoland Area. ABC is the largest privately owned bartending school system in the United States. Tony Sylvester has owned bartending schools and has been placing bartenders nationwide since 1977.

Bartenders are known for their ability to make great money while meeting new people and having lots of fun at their jobs. Look around you at the number of liquor serving establishments and the number of bartenders (full-time and part time) that it takes to staff these establishments.

If you are 18 years old or older, you could become a professional mixologist with just 40 hours of training!

Open 8 am — 10 pm, 7 Days a Week

Convenient Class Schedules to Fit Your Lifestyle

Course Type
Times Offered
2 Weeks - MorningMon. - Fri., 9 am - 1 pm
2 Weeks - AfternoonMon. - Fri., 1 pm - 5 pm
2 Weeks - EveningMon. - Fri., 6 pm - 10 pm
2 1/2 Weeks - EveningMon. - Thurs., 6 pm - 10 pm
1 Week - AcceleratedMon. - Fri., 9 am - 5 pm
1 Week - AcceleratedMon. - Thurs., 1 pm - 10 pm, Fri. 10 am - 2 pm

*Adjusted Schedules Available

Our Curriculum Includes:

  • 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
  • Tipping
  • Catering Private Parties
  • Job Interview Techniques

Job Placement Assistance

Tony Sylvester has been placing bartenders nationally since 1977 and brings to his schools the art of matching the right face to the right place. Take a look at this job placement list for the Chicago, IL area, and the nationwide chains that have hired our students.

Examples of Bartending Job Placement in Chicago, IL:

Clearwater Theater
Bespoke Cuisine
Cavanaugh's Sports Bar
Cadillac Ranch
Dragonfly Lounge
Cantare Restaurant
Cafe Luciano
Pal Joey's Dance Club
Marriot Hotel
Pug Mahone's
Dave and Buster's
Wildfire Schaumburg
Blue Moon
Tini Lounge
Real Time Sport Bar
Dirty Nellie's

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