COVID-19

We are pleased to announce that Elite Bartending School Nashville is Open for in-person classes as of July 27, 2020 utilizing the guidelines for health and safety of COVID-19. Class sizes will be smaller, (No more than 9 participants) and held at a first come first serve basis.

Class Schedule Times

Students are asked to choose an AM or PM option for the 8-day program. In the event of a missed class, Elite allows its students to make up a lesson in another class to ensure graduation. Currently our Nashville location is not offering weekend class schedules.

Morning Class Schedule

The AM Elite Bartending School Nashville Program is taught over a two week period and requires 40 hours of class time for graduation.

10 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday for two consecutive weeks (total of 8 days).

Evening Class Schedule

The PM Elite Bartending School Nashville Program is taught over a three week period and requires 40 hours of class time for graduation.

5:00 PM – 10 PM. The 8 day program is broken through a Monday – Wednesday schedule, for three consecutive weeks.

Advanced Classes

Elite offers free alumni workshops, flair classes, advanced mixology classes, and Nashville Brewery/ Distillery Tours throughout the year available in the forum after completion. Students are encouraged to join any regular 8 day program, for any amount of days after completion… For life!

Remaining Class Schedules for the 2022 Year

Day Classes:
10am – 3pm

Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29
Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6

Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20
Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27

Nov. 7, 8, 9, 10
Nov. 14, 15, 16, 17

Night Classes:
5pm – 10pm

Oct. 3, 4,
Oct. 10, 11, 12
Oct. 17, 18, 19

Nov. 1, 2
Nov. 7, 8, 9
Nov. 14, 15, 16

LESSON 1

  • Attendance and Introductions
  • Getting familiar with the bar
  • Tools & Supplies
  • Opening Procedures
  • Methods of Pouring
  • Rocks & Highball Drinks
  • Drink Preparation & Terminology
  • Garnishes
  • Glassware
  • Closing Procedures
  • Free Pouring
  • Elite Drink List 1
  • Quiz #1

LESSON 2

  • Classification of Liquor
  • Types of Liquors and Liqueurs
  • Long Island Iced Teas
  • Pouring Drink Lists 1-2
  • Garnishes & Preparation
  • Making Mojitos
  • Quiz #2

LESSON 3

  • Cash Handling & Customer Service
  • Bartending Rules & Regulations
  • The Process of ID’ing & Fake ID’s
  • Blood Alcohol Consumption (BAC)
  • Shots & Shooters
  • Elite Drink List 3
  • Pouring Drink Lists 1-3
  • Quiz #3

LESSON 4

  • Martinis
  • Manhattans & Rob Roys
  • Elite Drink List 4
  • Pouring Drink Lists 1-4
  • Wine & Champagne
  • Quiz #4

LESSON 5

  • Practice Exams
  • Review Week 1
  • Review all Drinks
  • Review Practice Exams

LESSON 6

  • Bar Time
  • Frozen Drinks
  • Margaritas
  • Types of Beer
  • Wine & Champagne
  • Practice Practical Exams
  • Bar Time

LESSON 7

  • Mixology
  • Opening Wine and Champagne
  • Bar Time
  • Flair Class
  • Bar Time
  • Practice Exams and Course Review

LESSON 8

  • Final Examinations

  • Make-up Examinations
  • Resume Building

  • Graduation (Certification)

  • Student Job Forum Access