A Brief History of PSA Bartending

We’re so excited that you’ve made it to our website. Many have asked how PSA Bartending started and what our vision is, so we figured we would share more here.

For Students, by Students

PSA Bartending was founded by a couple ambitious and passionate students in the 1970s, as one of Penn Student Agencies’ (PSA) newest business ventures. What began as a small bartending school grew into a bartending agency that caters to events both on campus at the University of Pennsylvania and within the great city of Philadelphia. Each year, our bartenders work events large and small such as weddings, galas, cocktail parties, holiday gatherings, receptions, special lectures, club gatherings and more.

Besides offering affordable and professional bartending classes and event services, PSA Bartending offers students at the University of Pennsylvania an opportunity to work as a professional bartender part time! Our staff continues to learn and grow as bartenders through agency meetings and several have gone on to work at busy bars around the city.

Where We See This All Going

Today PSA Bartending is one of nine student run agencies under Penn Student Agencies, which all offer exclusive professional opportunities and experience to exemplary students at Penn. PSA Bartending hopes to continue to offer our staff these important resources, and continue to grow our alumni network. Plus, it’s not so bad to learn how to make yourself and nice negroni at the end of the week!