No other privately owned Bartending School system has trained and Placed more students throughout Florida and the Nation, than ABC Bartending School

" Remember if a school won't tell you the cost of tuition over the phone, Be careful!!"

-Tony Sylvester

Tampa, Florida
4601 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 112
Tampa, FL 33609
(Near West Shore Mall and the Airport) 
(813) 247-7333


8 AM - 10 PM
7 Days a Week

Click Here   to see The Tampa Tribune newspaper article about ABC Bartending Schools.
ABC Bartending School in Tampa, Florida, is located off the Howard Franklin Bridge by the West Shore Mall at 4601 West Kennedy Boulevard.   Owner Tony Sylvester opened his first Bartending School in Florida in 1977 and has been training and placing Bartenders here ever since.

Bartenders are known for their ability to make a good living, have fun and meet people.   Continue down this page for a look at our Placement List for Tampa.  Then click on the sidebar for a look at our Placement Lists for other parts of the country as well as Letters of Recommendations and Newspaper Articles.  Now you can see why Tony Sylvester is one of the leaders in this field.

The Sylvester family has been in the Hospitality industry for three generations.  Tony brings you all that experience in his school's curriculum and manual.

Look at the great cities listed at the bottom of the page where Tony has opened schools.   As you can see, all these cities are hospitality oriented which means lots of Restaurants, Hotels, Country Clubs, Night Clubs and Bars.  Now what does that mean for ABC graduates?  Opportunity!

Look around at the number of liquor serving establishments in your city and the number of Bartenders, both Full and Part Time, that it takes to staff these operations.  Get the picture?

Thousands of students are trained and placed every year nationwide by ABC in our professional one week, two week and three week programs that cover all the techniques used to become a professional bartender.

Thank you for visiting our web site.

Tony Sylvester

If you are 18 years of age or older, you could be in this picture, training in just 40 hours to become a professional mixologist.


CEO Tony Sylvester

Typical Classroom Setup

Perfect Class Sizes

Graduation Day

Convenient Class Schedules
2 Weeks Morning

Mon. - Fri.

9 AM - 1 PM

2 Weeks Afternoon

Mon. - Fri.

1 PM - 5 PM

2 Weeks Evening

Mon. - Fri.

6 PM -10 PM

1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

9 AM - 5 PM

1 Week Accelerated

Mon. - Fri.

1 PM - 10 PM

*Adjusted Schedules are available.



Set up / Changing Shifts / Closing Out
Customer Service
Basic Bar Equipment
Bar Terms
What Glass for What Drink
Free Pouring / Mixing Techniques
Mixing Cocktails - Simple and Fancy (from Shooters to Irish Coffee)
Liquor Encyclopedia
Beers / Wines / Champagnes
Cash Registers / Money Handling / Charge Procedures
Catering Private Parties 
Job Interview Techniques
Bottle Flipping


Job Placement Assistance, Too!

Tony Sylvester has been placing bartenders nationally since 1977 and brings to his schools the art of matching the right face for the right place.  Take a look at the Placement List for your area and the nationwide chains that have hired our students.


Examples of Job Placements in Tampa
Establishment Location Graduate
Bar Tampa Ybor City Tom Woenstel
Bon Appitiet Dunedin Doreen Malnati
Brandy's St. Pete John Edwards
Club Chi Chi Tampa Sheryl Szynal
Club Joy Tampa Chris Sinelli
Club Kaos Ybor City Danielle Sagona
Curbs Ocala Jay Beach
Don Pablo's Lakeland David Mahon
East Side Marlos Tampa Greg Rudisell
Hurricane St. Pete Beach Mat Del Sugnore
Ice Palace Tampa Debb Carreno
Iron Horse Cafe Tampa Robert Green
Joyland Pinnellas Park Larry Compton
Lacy's Weeki Wachee Stephanie Cuett
Pleasure Dome Ybor City Bonnie Miller
Pladium Tampa Clea Owns
Platforms Ybor City Kimberly Langly
Santa Medeira Restaurant Madera Beach Tia Crouthamel
Seminole Indian Reservation Tampa Robert Throckmorton
Tatel Tails Clearwater Kim Thiry
The Rennisance Vinoy St. Pete Shannon Becker

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