Why Choose Us

WHY Choose Us

Metropolitan Bartending School Calgary is the ONLY school in town that offers:

POS system training on a fully functional POS system

Knowing basic drink recipes, methods of mixing, brands etc. are all important, but a you need to walk into your 1st bartending interview knowing how to open a tab, ring drinks through a system, deal with a bar printer constantly spitting out orders, adding more drinks to that tab, printing a bill, making change, settling each tab, cash or credit, and then cashing out at the end of the night. Metropolitan is the only bartending school in Calgary that has a fully functional, multi screen, multi printer POS system for students to train on daily.

Each Student Has Their Own Station

No taking turns on a limited number of stations with 2 or 3 partners. 10 pouring stations mean you have your own station, all day, every day, to maximize your learning time behind our bar.

In-Depth Additional Seminars

We are the only school in town offering additional seminars on multiple topics designed to turn you into the ultimate bartender

Multimedia Learning

We have multiple flatscreen TV’s in the school & use videos and images to demonstrate important concepts

Full Proserve Certification

We are the only school that can directly get you Proserve Certified – Alberta’s Mandatory Alcohol Server License

Free Retakes For Life

Come back next month, or 5 years from now, to re-take a few classes, or the entire bartending course, for free, for life

Ultra Flexible Schedule

We run our schedule so you switch between days classes & night classes whenever you need to, no problem

Since 1995

Metropolitan Bartending has trained thousands of graduates across our multiple locations since 1995. Bar Managers & owners know us, and recognize our certificate.

1 on 1 Resume & Job Search Coaching

Follow up your Bartending course with a 1 on 1 60 minute resume coaching and job search coaching appointment. We can spend one on one time with you editing your resume, planning out your job search, reaching out to bars on your behalf, and coaching you on interview techniques. Talk to your instructor during your program to book an appointment.

The Most Hands-On Class Time

Our Certified Bartender Course gives you 24 hours of class time. The most of any course in the city. Having some extra time in our fully functional bar environment will give you the confidence you need to nail your first interview, and make your first day on the job smooth sailing.

Metropolitan Calgary Job Board

We cant say enough about what a great resource our private job board is to our grads. We work really hard updating it daily. It will save you massive amounts of time searching through over 30 job & corporate websites on your own, and get you the info about who is hiring right away.

The Most Knowlegable Instructors In The City

Each of our instructors all continue to work in top downtown bars, keeping their knowledge sharp & current.

Constantly Expanding Curriculum

Our course is always growing, adding more and more relevant content, and dropping outdated info. Because our instructors are also currently working bartenders means we are up on the trends in Calgary and internationally. We are always updating our curriculum

Fantastic Location

2 blocks from the 8th Street SW CTrain Station


Again, Metropolitan Calgary is the only school in town offering the above benefits. We can’t think of any reason you would want to go to another school over ours, but if you think of something, or have a question, please let us know at info@metropolitanbartendingschool.com and we will jump on it!