4 Chicago Bartending School Locations

illinoisThank you for inquiring about our listings of bartending school locations in the state of Illinois. Bartending in Chicago is a tough career to break into without prior experience or training at a professional school with a good reputation.

Bartending in Illinois can be a very lucrative full or part-time job. A bartender in a hot club or upscale bar in Chicago can make $500 to $1,000 in tips on a Friday or Saturday night and have a great time doing it. If you want to begin work in a neighborhood pub, an upscale business hotel or one of the country's hottest nightclubs, you need to have the proper training before applying for that job.

We have listed 5 quality, state-licensed bartending school locations in Chicago, Calumet City, Schaumburg, and Riverside. All five Chicago area bartending schools are owned by the American Professional Bartending School and first opened in Chicago in 1951. To our knowledge, they are the oldest continously operating bartending schools in the United States.

The American Professional Bartending School of Chicago has trained over 50,000 bartenders in the last 58+ years. It is possible they trained your parents or grandparents to tend bar!

Bar managers throughout Chicago, Illinois receive many applications every week from people with no experience or training who want to break in the bar and restaurant industry. Those applications usually end up in the trash or are offered jobs as hosting and wait staff. Thinking you can get that bartending job without training or experience is a mistake.

Take the next step and Request Information on any of these Chicago Bartending School locations and your request will go to the bartending school of your choice. Your information request is sent directly to the bartending school or bartending schools you selected.

You may call the Chicago bartending school of your choice using the campus telephone numbers for each school listed below. If you decide to call the school, please tell them you found their information on the Best Bartending Schools web site!


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Professional Bartenders School,
6315 West Golf
Schaumburg, Illinois 60195

Conveniently located less than a mile from the Woodfield Mall. Easy access from Routes 290, 294, 53, 355, 90, 58 and 72.


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AAA Bartenders School,
3250 South Harlem
Riverside, Illinois 60546

Just 2 miles south of Route 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) & 2 miles north of Route 55 (Stevenson Expressway).


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Professional Bartending School of Chicago
634 South Wabash Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Conveniently located just outside the loop in the South Loop School District. Easy to get to, without the parking & traffic congestion of the Main Loop area. Student discount parking available at nearby parking lots & meters.

Calumet City

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American Bartending School
445 Burnham Ave.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Conveniently located less than 2 miles from the River Oaks Mall. Easy access from Routes 94, 394, 80 and 57.