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!

One of the Best Decisions I Made


One of the best decision I made was attending here!

Bianca B.

Upbeat Atmosphere


I had a wonderful experience at this school.  I throughly enjoyed the class and upbeat atmosphere.  I enrolled in a 2 week evening course and was impressed with knowledge and experience of Stacy, the instructor I had.  She was professional, yet very personable and really took the time to demonstrate and answer in questions we had about technique, appropriate serving and garnishing methods, customer service, being responsible bartenders and many other topics we covered during class time.  I am actually really excited to get out and start and try this new career.  I feel like this school has given me the confidence to go out and excel in this profession.  I would highly recommend Bartender School of the Midwest.  

Julie W.

Loved Coming Here


I loved coming here for the two weeks.  Everyone was so nice and helpful.  A little pricey for me but I had fun and would recommend everyone try the class.  COMING TO A BAR NEAR YOU!!!!!!!!

Shawnika L.

Class is a Blast


Class is a blast, teachers are awesome.  If you actually oay attention and apply yourself the lessons and speed are a breeze.  Well worth the money.  

Ryan F.

Fun & Exciting


Glad I took the class.  It was fun & exciting to learn all the different drinks.  The people are very nice & fun to work with.  So if you want to make extra money.  This is the class to take.  

Jennifer K.

Highly Reccommended


Great school if you're interested in bartending!  Even if you are already a bartender you will learn a lot coming here.  Great opportunities for work after you go through the course.  Highly recommended.  Five stars

Logan H.

I Loved It


It's a lot more to bartering then I expected!  Kept my attention through the entire course which made the learning processes a "sea breeze"!  I loved it I'm sure you will too!!!

Anthony H.

Awesome Experience


I had an awesome experience, I loved the class!  The instructors are really nice, they like to have fun and joke around sometimes, but all in all an overall fun class!!!  I would definitely recommend my friends come here!

Jon F.

Great Experience


Going this was school was a great experience.  The teachers were great and class was never boring.  I have been able to meet some very interesting people while at the school and created a few friendships with some of my classmates while we learn this new skill of mixology.  If you have the chance take the class with Jamison.  He is a good dude and a great teacher.  Would deferentially tell my friends to take the classes.

Willie B. 

Awesome School


Such an awesome school!  The instructors were amazing.  Loved every minute of it!!!

Rachel M.

Loved Everything


Great Job!  Loved Everything about this school!!!!!!!

Robin B.

Both Fun and Challenging


I knew I wanted to be a bartender for a long time.  When I was told about this school I couldn't have been more thrilled!  The instructors have some amazing background experience and fun stories to share while also teaching everything you need to know.  Learning the drinks was both fun and challenging as you were pushed to excel from day one.  The students in my class specifically seemed to mesh well and bond throughout our time together.  I genuinely loved every second of my time at Midwest Bartenders School and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to become a successful, well educated bartender.  

Abbey A.

I Learned So Much


I learned so much more than I thought was involved in being a bartender.  

Anthony P.

I Loved It


It was a very good experience I loved it.

Lady V.

Awesome Career as a Bartender


My experience at Midwest Bartender School was amazing!!!  My instructor Stacey was extremely knowledgeable, she went above and beyond to make sure we passed every exam!  I highly suggest this school to anyone who wants an awesome career as a bartender!!!!

Donika C.

The Teachers Are Great


The teachers are great and will give you a lot of personal attention if you ask for it.  They also will help you catch up and do it in a little less than two weeks if you work hard. As long as you pay attention and study , they make it a learning experience no matter what you level of experience is coming in.  

Cynthia R. 

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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