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Metropolitan School of Bartending was founded in 1995 to help people with little or no experience, find great jobs in the hospitality industry.
Metropolitan is Canada’s Premier Bartending School.

COVID 19 Update:

At Metropolitan School of Bartending, we strive to ensure our facilities are cleaned & sanitized regularly.  With the recent COVID-19 world events, we have made the decision to close for two weeks (longer if events dictate), effective Sunday March 22.

  • We are still accepting registrations.  We will email you once we’ve determined our re-opening date.
  • Thanks for your support.  In the meantime, please observe the following recommendations:
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use Clorox wipes as required
  • If you are feeling ill or have cold-like symptoms, please stay home and follow Alberta health guidelines available here.
  • It is recommended to: wash your hands regularly, maintain a 6 foot distance in social settings, avoid contact with anyone that has recently traveled outside of Canada, and avoid handshakes


The team at Metropolitan School of Bartending


At Metropolitan you’ll find courses that deliver the knowledge and skills required for a constantly changing industry so you can land your first bartending job.

Even if you have no knowledge or experience with alcohol, or any restaurant experience, our first-class team of instructors (Calgary’s finest mixologists and bartenders) will show you how to go from zero to pro bartender in 20 hours of class time.

We offer weekday, weeknight, or weekend classes that are all flexible, and will work with your busy schedule. Plus, we offer several additional 1 night seminars to dive deeper into related topics including: Wine Tasting, Bar chef, Set-up a Home Bar, and many more new courses to come…

You’ll make fast progress no matter what level of experience you’re at right now. You can eliminate years of unnecessary effort spent climbing the ladder from busboy to server to bartender, and ultimately make more money faster.

We make it easy for you to take the steps to propel yourself into a bartending position by becoming a trained and CERTIFIED Bartender at Metropolitan Bartending School.

Metropolitan has developed the most focused, modern bartending training offered in Canada.

You will leave Metropolitan confident, and ready for the workforce

Join over 10,000 Bartenders who started their careers at Metropolitan Bartending School

Get Trained – Get Certified
Get the Best Job You Will Ever Have.

The Complete 20 Hour Bartending Certification Course

  • (weekday, weeknight, or weekend classes avail)
  • 20 Hours Of Hands On Practical Training
  • 80% Hands On – You Working Behind Our Bar
  • Touch Screen POS & Cash Handling Training
  • Training Guarantee – Free Re-Takes For Life
  • Resume And Job Training
  • The 70 Page Textbook & All Materials Provided
  • Tax Deductible Receipt
  • Internationally Recognized Certificate

COVID Tuition Special – 40% off

This week only: $347 until March 29th

Our Ultimate Package Deal.

(weekday, weeknight, or weekend classes avail)

The Complete 20 Hour Bartending Certification Course and everything that comes along with it ($595 value)

  • 1 Night Advanced Bartending Seminar ($125 Value)
  • 1 Night Wine Tasting Seminar ($125 Value)
  • 1 Day Set-up a Home Bar Seminar ($125 Value)
  • AB Govt Proserve Certificate ($30 Value)

Total Value – $1000

Masters Package Price – $545

You Save $455



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