History of Bartending
By Tony Sylvester
The history of bartending dates
back to ancient times and can be found in Roman, Greek, and even Asian
societies. Public drinking houses, as they were called in those
times (now called PUBs in England), served as a place for people to socialize.
Before the 15th century, the majority of bartenders were alehouse owners
and female innkeepers who brewed and produced their own liquor.
In western European regions such as England, Ireland, France, and Germany,
taverns were the heart of the social world for many professionals from
investors to poets. Bartenders and bar owners were considered members
of the economic and social elite. They owned property and were recognized
as part of one of the wealthiest trades of all time. This social
status of bartending was then passed on to the New World.
Prohibition in the United States
made the bartending culture stronger than ever before in history and gave
bartenders an aura of mystery and power. Gangsters in the mob owned
social clubs and bartenders were well paid for supplying them with the
illegal substance of alcohol. The bartenders from the Prohibition
period are credited with creating some of the most famous cocktails that
we know today, such as Long Island Ice Tea, the Highball, and Gin and
Benefits of attending ABC Bartending Schools
ABC Bartending Schools have fully
equipped bars for the students to train on. Each bar is set up as
if you were training on the job, with soda guns, blenders, sinks, speed
racks, glassware, ice bins, and bottles so that you will LEARN
ABC Bartending Schools encourage its students to practice as much
as they want in order to improve their skills; there is no additional
fee for extra class or practice time. With a hands-on approach to
learning, the instructors really do make a difference. Once you leave
ABC, you’ll be as sharp as a razor.
History of ABC Bartending Schools
Since 1977, Tony Sylvester has
been the key ingredient in forming the largest privately owned bartending
school system in the country. Matching the right face with the right
place has been the key to ABC’s success. At the ABC Bartending
Schools, students are taught how to act, walk, talk, feel, and think like
a professional bartender.
When it comes to job placement, students are also taught what to
say, how to say it, and who to say it to in connection with job interviews.
This gives our students a competitive edge over people with years
Being a third generation bartender in the hospitality industry,
Tony Sylvester has established opportunities for his ABC students across
the country once they graduate from what has been called “the Harvard
of Mixology schools.” As a private school, ABC offers its
lifetime training services, available at any of their schools nationwide,
for only a one-time fee, something you won’t find at other schools
that are based on affiliation.
ABC now boasts 22 schools nationwide, from Honolulu to South Beach,
with plans for more schools opening this year. This multi-million
dollar bartending school grants thousands and thousands of bartending
degrees each year in cities across the country.
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