PRICE: ONLY $150 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! FINAL PAYMENT DUE FIRST CLASS, PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!
PRICE: Normal price is $500 but we are doing a HUGE SPECIAL with 2 package prices.
*Note all students are in the same classes and are with us for as long as it takes for them to reach the GBS standards. Certificate of completion available once passed. This is the same exact certificate as every school but don’t be fooled! This certificate is not required by the state and a “Bartending licence or certificate” is a complete lie. All a certificates simply mean is you went to a Bartending School and completed it.
$299 *Learn How To Bartend Package:
GBS is so much more then just recipes! Become a pro Bartender with a complete knowledge of up to date cocktails, Point of Sales System training (a must}, Up-selling techniques, Customer service, strategies to rapid success, our legendary mock service test and written test and all the tips and tricks from our active Bartenders and Managers. Learn how to Bartend from the best and be years ahead of your competition.
$399 *Full Package:
This includes our Job workshop (Described by 2 professors as a full college semester in 2 hours. The science to getting the job and resume), Job Interviews (getting your hard work, to work!), Bartending our paid public events at REAL bars (El Chingon, Gaslamp Fish House, Sidebar, American Junkie and more), lifetime of refresher classes, access to our private jobs listing page and job coaching. Learn how to outweigh your competition and get a job with no experience!
Payment Plan: We will keep a card on file but it will not be charged, must be a active debit or credit card.
Simply break your final payments into two. For the 2 week classes; first half is due first class, second half is due the following Monday. 1 week class: final payment must be completed by Wednesday.
*Due to limited seating in class, we do not offer refunds but do keep your credit and price towards your next class
Course info and tips when picking your school
2 WEEK AM CLASS: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-1:00pm
2 WEEK CLASS PM: Monday - Thursday
1 WEEK CLASS: Monday-Friday
2 DAY WEEKEND CRASH COURSE: Saturday - Sunday *only $260 (Check for dates) 10:00am-5:00pm
Mixology Workshop: Saturday’s (check for dates)
GBS is the most difficult program your going to find. No matter what class you take, all students are with GBS until they pass the GBS test to our standards. We will NEVER give up on a student! For no extra fee we will continue the program for students that need more time/work to pass the class.
* Free Parking
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Everything you need to know about the bar from head-to-toe. This section includes bar tool knowledge, how to set up your bar station, terms of the bar and more!
This section also introduces students to free pouring. Students learn how to pour, pour counts and participate in pour testing. Thru out the course students will be mastering pouring consistently and CORRECTLY.
Learn all of today’s top cocktails, over 100 in all. From 1-5 liquor drinks, shots, margaritas, craft cocktails, martini's, champagne and specialty cocktails. Also learn some great tricks to remembering them and pouring multiple drinks at once. Section also teaches the history of the liquors, beers and wines you will be serving. This section also includes a lecture on customer service and ways to maximize your tips. Tips and tricks from SD's top bartenders.
Point of Sale training- GBS teaches all of our students how to use the "computerized cash register (POS). Learn now and you will have a huge advantage when looking for employment. We are the only school to offer such training and many venues require its training before being hired (look up job requirements and see for yourself). 50 percent of bartending in the real world is using the POS systems, YOU CAN NOT BARTEND WITHOUT BEING TRAINED ON THE POS SYSTEMS, FACT. Although there are several POS system brands they all work very similar. Some minor changes will happen with different systems, mainly similar words for buttons. DO NOT LISTEN TO SCHOOLS TELL YOU POS IS NOT IMPORTANT OR EASY TO LEARN. Its expected to be already trained, you CAN NOT mess-up cash transactions in the real world, plain and simple. We teach you how to make multiple drinks while ringing them in the POS system, real life bartending drills to make our students completely ready for real bartending!
Our program includes a mock service during the class for all the students to feel the real life environment of bartending. This section includes the POS system, lights, music, bass, customer transactions, up-selling, real life scenarios and energy to simulate the real thing! Get those first time jitters out in class and not public, feel the amazing confidence boost!
Arguably the most important part of the program, “how to get the job over others”. The is job hunting 101 for San Diego bartenders. Everything from what to wear, what to say, how to prepare your self, how to study for interviews what tools to use to find jobs and how to approach each one. Students will have a lecture on resumes and exactly how to build it, this is followed up with instructor feedback once completed. Most importantly our veteran bar managers show students how to find their individual selling points aka interview coaching for every type of job. You need to be a manager and bartender for years to get this knowledge.
Tips- What to look for when picking your school:
THE "GUARANTEED JOB" LIE- This is not an industry that can guarantee you a job behind a real bar immediately without a question, hard truth. GBS has more connections and hiring partners then anyone with students working on average in days and not even we would make such false promises. Some schools are also staffing agencies and will try to use that as a way to promise a job. You will start as a busser and eventually move up to the bottom of the bartending food chain, “special events”. YOU DO NOT NEED A BARTENDING SCHOOL TO BARTEND SPECIAL EVENTS AND THAT DOES NOT HELP YOU GET A REAL BARTENDING JOB. The bar and bottles are not close to a real bar set up and there is no cash or credit card transactions therefor its useless to help get a job at a actual bar. Bar mangers dont consider this “real bartending”. GBS is all about bartending part time or full time at a actual job you can count on, not once-in-a-while events that involve no skill. There is a big difference between bringing in $1000+ cash a week and making 100’s of different drinks behind a bar with customers and POS systems, compared to handing out some pre-poured wine and beers with a few 1 liquor drinks poured straight out the bottle and no POS or even real bar set up. Go look at your local bar, you’ll notice that is not the same to say the least.
WE CHANGE LIVES, WE DON'T SELL LIES!
“GET CERTIFIED”- THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BARTENDING CERTIFICATE OR BARTENDING LICENCE IN CALIFORNIA. We refuse to sell this lie that every school does, its a misleading trick to make people think they MUST be certified to bartend. ASK ANY BARTENDER OR MANAGER ANYWHERE! That being said you definitely need a Bartending School with the proper tools and training or you will go nowhere fast or be a looking a several years in lower tier positions (aka alot less money). We at GBS are ACTUAL CURRENT BARTENDERS AND MANAGERS w/ decades of experience combined from across the country, we know what were talking about, a certificate is not a real thing. If a school is lying to you already imagine what to expect. We do believe a certificate of completion representing your hard work is great but by no means does “getting certified” get you a pipeline behind the bar.
CHEAPER IS NOT BETTER- Sadly we get many students coming to GBS after taking other bartending schools to save a few bucks or because its closer. Do your research and invest in your future, you simply get what you pay for..