Raving Reviews

Midwest Bartenders School in Indianapolis has been providing the highest quality bartender training and job placement assistance for nearly a quarter of a century. Below you'll find just a small fraction of the testimonials we have received from very satisfied graduates, employers of our graduates, and others. Our bartending school get called upon to bartend for huge events such as the Indy 500 & the Kentucky Derby - claims other schools simply can't make! See below for raving reviews of Indianapolis' premier bartending school!

Much More Than Mixing Drinks


I joined the Bartenders School of Midwest looking to learn some new skills to help me find more opportunities to work at the events that I enjoy. They taught me much more than mixing drinks. I gained so much more knowledge about serving, mixing, how to show flair to entertain, and how the bar industry works as a whole. I feel much more secure and prepared now to enter into the world of bartenders. Now I'm ready to perform, earn extra income, excel in my skills, and make friends.


Gained So Much Knowledge


Gained so much knowledge from attending classes. I would highly recommend!


Learned A Lot


Learned alot from entire staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to get into the business.


Actually Enjoyed Being in School


Absolutely recommended to anyone interested in becoming a bartender. I advise one to actually take the time and go through school, rather than just obtaining a license. All of the teachers are very nice and are always willing to help. They work with you hands on, and work with you to your style. I actually enjoyed being in school for once.


Everything You Need


Wonderful experience! Great teachers and a great learning environment. Job placement afterwards with everything you need to become a successful mixologist.


These Guys Are Great


These guys are great! They genuinely care for students and they love what they do! I consider Keith Lawrence and the other instructors to be one of the best and most knowledgeable bartenders in the Indianapolis area. We train with passion and you'll leave with the knowledge and confidence it takes to be a strong, professional bartender just as I did. I strongly recommend investing in yourself and going with Midwest Bartending School. After working the track, I made my enrollment fees back in one week.


Taught Me Everything I Need to Know


Midwest taught me everything I need to know and more about liquor, pours, drink recipes, and bar etiquette. Stacey was a fantastical teacher, very willing to go the extra mile for any student who shows perseverance, and very down to earth. Other students and the other teachers were very helpful with anything as well. They even got me a gig the weekend I graduated. It is a small time commitment for a short stent but you will walk out the doors good to go. Ask any questions you need!


Happy I Enrolled


I am so happy that I enrolled in Midwest Bartenders School. I have wanted to do this for years and finally made it happen. Richard is fantastic to work with, and all of the instructors are knowledgeable, patient and positive. I encourage anyone to give this a "shot". Also plenty of work in the Indy Area.


Awesome Place


Midwest is an awesome place to come if you're wanting to get your career in bartending started! Each instructor has his or her own way of teaching but you'll leave out with a lot of knowledge!


Total Satisfaction


Dear Richard:

As you know, I recently completed the two-week bartenders training course at Midwest. I wanted to write you a note outlining my total satisfaction with this program. Not only did the school meet my expectations, but it exceeded them in virtually every category.

The system employed in transferring knowledge to the student is both efficient and comprehensive. A considerable amount of information was transferred, and once transferred, retained. The hands-on training through instructor Kyle H. was both informative and frankly a lot of fun, too. The learning retention methods used were very unique as well as effective. You are to be congratulated on establishing a learning/ training system that accomplishes so much in a relatively short time frame.

I may have mentioned that I have several years experience in teaching at Purdue as well as a number of years as a corporate trainer. The Midwest system is outstanding.

Needless to say, I am looking forward to a full-time position in my new profession in the near future. I'm sure with the training provided me and the placement service offered by Midwest, it will not take long to achieve this.

Warmest regards,

Del S.

Fun Bartending Opportunities


Dear Richard and Midwest Students:

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I wanted to earn extra money as a bartender. However, my knowledge of alcohol and mixing drinks was limited, at best. I attended the Midwest Bartenders School to increase my knowledge and have a safe environment to practice my new skills.

Having graduated from Midwest in February, I have had many fun bartending opportunities. I have had the privilege to bartend at a variety of prestigious events, such as the Kentucky Derby, the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400, the Governor's Dinner and the Marine's Black and White Ball and even represented the school at the Costco Warehouse Job Fair.

Midwest Bartenders School job placement program is fantastic! I was hired as a bartender at the Ritz Charles catering company in Carmel approximately one week after completing the bartending program. At the Ritz-Charles, I had the honor of being one of four bartenders chosen to bartend at the U.S. Open hosted in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, I am bartending at Buffalo Wild Wings in Castleton where I am able to work more steady hours and earn plenty of extra money while completing my Master's degree.

Though I have been bartending for less than one year, my knowledge of mixed drinks gained at MBS surpasses some of my coworkers who have been bartending for more than five years. The Midwest Bartenders School has been a great asset and provided me with a job that is anything but boring.


Heather M. R.

Outstanding Job


Dear Midwest Bartending School,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for teaching me the art of bartending. I gained knowledge at your school that has enabled me to feel confident in my newly acquired skill of bartending. As your school knows I have the disability of blindness and therefore your staff had to take a little more time with me to make sure I received the same education my fellow were getting in class. Thanks to my instructor's patience and the rest of the staff's help in reading me my tests and other information, I was able to obtain my certification with no problems.

The job placement department has done an outstanding job for me! The day after I graduated I had a bartending job at a wedding reception. The first job was only going to be temporary, but the manager said he appreciated my professionalism and positive attitude so he hired me on as a permanent member of his team. I am making $10.00 per hour and the tips are FANTASTIC!

I would recommend Midwest Bartenders School to anyone who is thinking of becoming a bartender or to anyone who is already bartending and wants to polish his or her art to perfection. The time and money I invested in my bartending education has been a valuable asset to me. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


Renee W.

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