How do I become a bartender?

We offer several course dates per semester.  Each student must only attend one date. 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. 

Refer a friend to receive a free PSA gift! Gifts will be provided after course registration.

The Fall 2017 course dates are: 

  • TBA (Check back at the start of the Fall semester!)

  • October 14th, 2017 - Irvine Auditorium Green Room
  • Please sign up at: 

Each course date offers three course structure options:

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Mixology Course ($139)

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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 hundreds of drink recipes. 

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TIPS Course ($79)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

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All-Inclusive Course ($189)

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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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 highly recommend for those who would like to bartend for an agency.

Check back for more information coming in Fall 201