Bartending Courses

Anyone interested in learning how to bartend is welcome to sign up! You do not have to be a current Penn student or affiliated with the University in order to register for PSA bartending courses. 

Next available course: September 29, 2018

  • SIGN UPS ARE NOW OPEN FOR OUR FIRST FALL 2018 COURSE!

  • WARNING: When clicking on the form to sign up, it may say April 2018 rather than September. This is a technical difficulty. You may still sign up and we will contact you confirming that you are interested in the September 29th course.
  • To reserve a space, please go to:   https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/secure/psa/forms/bartending

  • Space is limited, so a waitlist for the next class will be provided for those who are unable to take the next available course.

Each course date offers three course structure options: 

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All-Inclusive TiPS  and  Mixology Package ($189)

6 hours

The All-Inclusive Package includes the Mixology Course and the TiPS Course. Aspiring bartenders must successfully complete the all-inclusive course in order to be considered to join PSA Bartending as a Staff Bartender.  

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Mixology Course and Recipe Book ($139)

3 Hours: Irvine Auditorium

The Mixology Course is a fun and instructive way to learn all about mixology and bartending! Students learn bartending skills, practice mixing drinks, and receive an instructional booklet with dozens of drink recipes. 

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TiPS Alcohol Safety Training  ($79)

3 Hours: Williams Hall

TiPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.  In the TIPS course, students will learn about alcohol safety, customer management, and accident prevention.


Optional* Bartending Kit: ($40)

Bartending kit including shaker, strainer, quick pourers, corkscrew, ice scoop, speed opener, and bar spoon.  Make sure your bartending skills don't get rusty with our Bartending Kit! The kit includes everything you need to professionally mix delicious drinks.

*Bartending kits are required for those who would like to bartend for Penn Student Agencies, although you do not have to purchase through us.


We hope to see you at our next class date!