Northshore Bartending Services Training Center – Bartender Training on the North Shore of MA

Learn How to Mix Drinks. . .
On Bourbon Street!

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What You’ll Learn in Introduction to Bartending

During this 20 hour course, the participant will become familiar with various liquors, mixing drinks, bar equipment, glassware and garnish preparation. Participants will be able to practice their mixology skills behind a fully equipped bar on site. ServSafe Alcohol Certification included: $350.

• Inventory Control
• Glassware
• Techniques
• Product Knowledge
• Liquor Laws/Liability
• Job Search Techniques
• Bar Setup & Break Down

• Glassware
• Bar Sanitation
• Building and Mixing Drinks/Frozen Drinks
• Brand Recognition
• Free Pouring
• Money Handling

• Credit Card Handling
• Garnishes
• Working Under Pressure
• Cutting Off Customers
• Customer Service
• Using Bar Tools & Equipment

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We Can Also Work With You to Create a Unique Event

ServSafe Alcohol® Certification

A four-hour course which includes instruction and exam administration. Upon passing the exam the participant will be eligible to work as a bartender or server.

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Make Your Own Class

You can make your own class with 4 or more people and we’ll work with you on a convenient schedule.

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Team Building

We plan to offer our facility to small business groups who would like to include some bartending instruction as a team building activity. These events would last 2-3 hours and the fees will be determined on a case-by-case basis. No certificate will be awarded. They are really for entertainment purposes.

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A Night Out with Friends

You can come in with a group of friends to learn how to make your favorite cocktails and more – 3 to 4 hours of fun. Great for a night out or as a Team Building exercise.

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Introduction to Bartending – Day Session

Days: Monday – Thursday (New session every week)
Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Please call 978.535.4400 before purchase to select a session start date.

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Introduction to Bartending – Evening Session

Days: Monday – Wednesday, for two weeks (New session every two weeks)
Time: 6:00PM – 9:30PM

Please call 978.535.4400 before purchase to select a session start date.

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Meet the Team

George McCabe

George is the founder and President of North Shore Bartending Services, Inc. He brings 30 years of bartending experience and event management skills to his company, having provided services to a broad range of clients. Prior to starting NSBS, he worked independently at weddings, concerts, fundraisers, and cooperate functions, often managing several bars simultaneously at single events. He is certified by the National Restaurant Association as a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor and is a bartending and mixology instructor at Northern Essex Community College. He manages and assists in planning many large events throughout the North Shore and Greater Boston area. 

Erin McCabe

Erin is the Vice President of event planning at NSBS, Inc. providing day-to-day support including: Phone consultations, sales, marketing, and communications. 

In The News

AS SEEN IN: Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry

North Shore Bartending Services, Inc. (NSBS) has opened a new public training and event facility at 6 Bourbon St. in Peabody, company president George McCabe announced today.  Read More


AS SEEN IN: Salem News

Just in time for the holidays, a new bartending training center has opened on — of all places — Bourbon Street. Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

The ServSafe Alcohol® program is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and prepares bartenders, servers, hosts, bussers, valets, bouncers and all front-of-house staff to effectively and safely handle difficult situations in your operation.

Alcohol service involves many risks. Failure to act responsibly could result in fines, imprisonment, losing your liquor license, increased insurance costs, or losing your business.

Prepare yourself to handle these risks with responsible alcohol training from a trusted and experienced source, the National Restaurant Association. Training and exam included in the 20 hour class.

The course is 20 hours. We offer day and evening classes. Day classes are 6 hours long, and run for four days (Monday – Thursday for one week), while evening classes are 3 hours long, and run for six evenings (split up into two weeks.)
Yes, classes may be made up in the next session. Please contact us if needed.
The price for our Introduction to Bartending course is $350 which includes ServSafe Alcohol certification.
The training center is located at 6 Bourbon Street, Peabody, MA. We are in the same plaza as the Jade Restaurant and Bonker’s.
Nothing! We have a full-service bar and will provide all the tools you’ll need during the course.
No, you don’t need a degree of any type to take this class. Just come willing to learn!

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Northshore Bartending Training Center

6 Bourbon Street
Peabody, MA 01960

p: 978.535.4400
e: info@bartendingtrainingcenter