Latest Graduate News

  • Marcin mixing drinks at Rosewood Banquet Hall in Edison

  • Congratulations to Paul R. bartending at Met Life Stadium!

  • Congratulations to Susan D. bartending at Publick House!

  • Congratulations to Stephanie H. bartending at The Melting Pot!

  • Congratulations to Mark D. at Pantagis!

  • Congratulations to Evelyn G. working at Rio 22!

  • Jen F. shakin' things up at Pat's Pub in Sayerville!

  • Carl J. shakin' things up at Riverbank State Park Lounge, NYC

  • Congratulations to Gene K. at Bar on the Go!

  • Congratulations to Ralph R. bartending at the Blue Moon Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Shelley L. hired at Big Shots Sports Bar!

  • Congratulations to Rachel M. bartending at The Station!

  • Congratulations to Dottie M. bartending at Joey G's!

  • Congratulations to Darlene P. bartending at the Copa Cabana NYC!

  • Vincent F. bartending at Westwood Manor and Bridgewood Manor!

  • Congratulations to Svetlana B. bartending at Taboo’s Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Ruth M. bartending at Holiday Inn!

  • Congrats to Dottie M. bartending at AMC Dine-In Theaters!

  • Congratulations to Ashley S. now working at Bon Appetite!

  • Adam K. mixing drinks at State Theater in New Brunswick!

  • Congratulations to Erika S. bartending at  Olive Garden!

  • Congratulations to Lizette V. at Lookers Go Go!

  • Congratulations to Latoya J. bartending at Comfort Suites!

  • Congratulations to Gary G. working at Island Wing Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Rushi P. bartending at The Americana Hotel!

  • Congratulations to Tara P. bartending at The Paradise Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Jenn B. at Serata Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Priscilla W. bartending at the Sangria Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Ashley F. bartending at The Hoboken Bar & Grill!

  • Steve J. bartending at 3 Olives Restaurant in Raritan

  • Congratulations to Jewel P. bartending at the Paradise Lounge!

  • Milan C. "workin' it" at Duval Bar & Lounge in Linden!

  • Congratulations to Jahaira M. bartending at La Marina!

  • Victor C. is now working at The Pub at Rider U!

  • Theresa C. "makin' the rounds" at Danny Boy's in Staten Island!

  • Congratulations to Fran L. bartending at Il Palazzo!

  • Congratulations to Camille C. bartending at Spirit Cruises!

  • Congratulations to Laura F. now at Mike's Courtside!

  • Congratulations to Lauren W. bartending at  K.C.'s Corner!

  • Congratulations to Lucia M. at Big Shots!

  • Congratulations to Yana B. working at The Pine Tavern!

  • Cathy R. "sporting" drinks at Red Zone in Sayerville!

  • Congratulations to Coral H. working at the Sho Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Nick D. working at Luciano's Restaurant!

  • Congratulations Adma O. bartending at Fire & Ice!

  • Congratulations to Linda D. at Island Chateau!

  • Congratulations to Jackie F. bartending at 33's Tavern!

  • Congratulations to Brian G. bartending at The River Grill!

  • Congratulations to Johnny R. bartending at the Sangria Lounge!

  • Maribel M. bartending at El Imperial Restaurant in Bound Brook!

  • Way to go James E. now bartending at the Courthouse Inn!

  • Congratulations to Tony D. bartending at Deko/Ikon Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Cara J. working at T.G.I. Friday’s!

  • Congratulations to Josh A. bartending at Deko/Ikon Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Babee M. bartending at Cianfano's Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Renee bartending at Kilmeyer’s Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Isabel S. at Holiday Inn!

  • Congratulations to Crystal O. at Heartbreakers!

  • Congratulations to Gary G. working at Island Wing Restaurant!

  • Aibeth bartending at Holiday Inn in Carteret and Signature Creations Caterers in Linden!

  • Congratulations to Kunwar A. bartending at the Urban Spice Restaurant!

  • Congratulations to Elizabeth V. bartending at Mi Tiera & Passion Sports Bar!

  • Congratulations to Kesha F. tending bar at Cornocopia Princess!

  • Congratulations to Mackenzie C. at Big Shots Sports Bar!

  • Congratulations to Krystal W. bartending at Wicked Willy’s!

  • Congratulations to Erin W. bartending at  John's Place!

  • Congratulations to Joseph G. at Monmouth Park Racetrack!

  • Congratulations to NBS grad, Anthony D., for landing a great bartending gig at Island Chateau! CHEERS!!!

  • Congratulations to Ahmad W. bartending at Pat and Bill’s!

  • Congratulations to Brian D. bartending at L'Affaire Fine Catering!

  • Lee-Anna C. bartending at Las Palmas in Elizabeth!

  • Congratulations to Malena O. at Courtside Inn!

  • Congratulations to Robert C. working at Bungalo 18!

  • Congratulations to Leslie T. bartending at the Velvet Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Ruchi P. at Mike's Courtside!

  • Congratulations to Tony D. at Central Blue Lounge!

  • Congratulations to George G. bartending at ZPA Crystal Ballroom & Silver Ballroom!

  • Congratulations to Bianca D. bartending at Rumor 35!

  • Theresa serving drinks up at Club 466 in West Orange!

  • Congratulations to Sebastian G. bartending at Newark Airport!

  • Janelle P. mixin' your favorites at Key Club in Newark!

  • Congratulations to Suzy G. at Red Lobster!

  • Congratulations to Nefertiti D. working at the MAKEDA Restaurant!

  • Visit NBS grad, Dhiraj V. and have him mix you up a special cocktail at his new bartending gig at 3 Olives Mediterranean Bar & Restaurant in Raritan! Way to go!!!

  • Mariangelis employed by Hilton Hotels!

  • Congratulations to Ramon J. bartending at Turtle Bay, Manhattan!

  • Congratulations to David Q.. bartending at the Greenrock Tap and Grill!

  • Congratulations to McKenzi C. bartending at Just Rest & Lounge!

  • Congratulations to Robert M. bartending at  J. O’Neill’s Place!


Our Woodbridge, New Jersey Bartending School:

Owner Operated Since 1984

Our Bartending Schools 35 Year!

National Bartenders SchoolPersonal service and dedicated commitment to the success of our students are the hallmarks of our bartending school’s 40-hour NJ Licensed Bartending Program. We believe our low tuition makes us the best value for New Jersey, NY or NYC,Staten  Island bartending students. We are an owner-operated school with no commissioned salespeople on our staff to give you the hard sell or evade questions about our bartenders course. We have an open-door policy so drop in and see us. Lambert and Laura, the owners, personally work with every student from the introduction lecture all the way to graduation helping each one find their best individual bartending job opportunity.

This Is Our New Jersey Bartending Classroom In Woodbridge!We offer 1 or 2-week bartenders course, with day and evening bartending classes and lifetime local and national job placement assistance. We can tailor classes to fit around even the busiest schedules. Our bartending school offers hands-on training in a real cocktail lounge classroom behind a 40 foot full service bar from our qualified, experienced N.J. Approved instructors. Whether you are looking for NJ bartending schools or Staten Island, NY or NY, NYC bartending schools feel free to pay us a visit and see what kind of bartending opportunities are available for you. Bartending is a great second job. When you need to make ends meet, bartending offers a great way to get fast cash income. Since 1984, we have placed English and Spanish graduates in bartender jobs throughout New Jersey and Staten Island, NY or NYC and we are the oldest owner operated N.J. Dept. of Education Licensed Bartending School in Central New Jersey. We not only train bartenders but also bar owners and managers who often call us when they need bartenders. We also train English and Spanish bartenders for the Staffing Agencies that serve Newark Airport, Yankee Stadium, Meadowlands Sports Complex, N.J.P.A.C., and P.N.C. Art Center. Come by and ask about our bartenders course, and talk to our students and instructors about their bartender training experience as well as what it takes to learn how to be a bartender and get a bartending job. Our hands on bartending classes are designed to be educational and fun for both English and Spanish students of all ages who want to get a bartending license. Come for a visit and see how we can help you find your bartending dream job today.


We are an NJTOPPS approved training program. Apply for a Tuition Grant at the Middlesex County Unemployment Office and start your bartending career. Click on the link to view the NJTOPPS website!

Breaking NewsNew Jersey Bartending School receives award

Congratulations to Laura and Lambert Epperly, owners of the National Bartenders School of Woodbridge, New Jersey on receiving the PBSA 2012 Contribution Award for Outstanding Achievement presented at the 2012 Leadership Conference in Tampa, Florida by Roger Oldham (center) President of the Professional Bartending Schools of America.

Best Compliment Ever

NBS Grad -Brianna Gunther (Submitted 9/15/2015)
Hi! You probably don't remember me, but I attended National Bartenders School back in May 2010. I tended bar that summer at a country club in Monmouth County, but after that I didn't do much with it. However, I am contacting you today to say a big, fat THANK YOU! You see, after finding myself almost broke early last year I wound up getting a job bartending at a world class resort in the Rocky Mountains (Devil's Thumb Ranch, and btw they are currently looking for more bartenders if you would like to pass the info on). When I first started I was nervous because I was among the least experienced on the bar staff and after all, it had been a few years since my country club gig. However, it quickly became apparent that I was also among the most knowledgeable, thanks to my intensive training at National Bartenders School! (Seriously, when the other bartenders and I shared stories about our training and respective bartending schools even they said that it was obvious I had been held to higher standards during my classes). Everything came right back to me, and today I am the head bartender at the resort and am worlds away from being broke. So, it's about five years late, but I would like to thank Lambert and the entire staff at National Bartenders School for all of the in-depth classes and the intensive mixology practice, as well as always holding its students to high standards. Keep up the good work!

"School License and Student Certificate"

Best Bartending School NJ NY 
Ten Good Reasons To Join N.B.S.

  1. N.J. LICENSED PRIVATE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL: Established in 1984, our School is Licensed by the N.J. Department of Education and Graduates get an Approved Bartending Certification that is good anywhere in the U.S.A. and does not expire.
  2. N.J. STATE APPROVED INSTRUCTORS: All of our instructors and School personnel must pass a criminal background check as required by the N.J. Dept. of Education.
  3. GUARANTEED TUITION REFUND: Our School is Bonded by the N.J. Dept. of Education thereby guaranteeing the student’s tuition refund in the event the School closes.
  4. LIFETIME JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE: Graduates are personally assisted by owners Lambert and Laura in order to provide them with their best individual employment opportunities. Their many years of experience are used to guide each graduate along the road to a bartending job. Many New Jersey bar owners and managers have trained at our School and they often call when they need bartenders. All Graduates get the password that lets them into our website employment page where bartending job opportunities are listed so they can decide where to apply.
  5. FREE LIFETIME REFRESH CLASSES: No additional tuition charges to sit in on refresh classes after graduation. The School encourages all Graduates to come back and practice before starting any bartending job.
  6. FREE LIFETIME MIXING PRACTICE: Graduates can come back and practice mixing drinks at any time. Practice makes perfect.
  7. CLASSES:Day/evening hands on 4 hour English/Spanish bartending classes with flex schedules are available Mon.-Fri. with nearby pizza, Chinese food, and a Quick Check for easy lunch or dinner breaks.
  8. CONVENIENT LOCATION: Our School is like a real downtown main street bar with a cozy cocktail lounge atmosphere. We are 5 minutes from Staten Island NY across the Outer Bridge Crossing (Rt. 440). Unfortunately, some other bartending schools are located in converted office space, a re-modeled dry cleaners, the upstairs of an auto detail shop, or the basement of an empty building. It is always wise to visit a school before enrolling to avoid being fooled by bogus website photos.
  9. FREE PARKING: Situated next to the Woodbridge train/bus station for easy NJTransit commuting, we offer free parking in our private lot behind the school so you don't have to park on the street.
  10. HANDS ON TRAINING: Our cocktail lounge classroom has a 40 foot full service bar with real ice and soda guns. Students participate in “Happy Hour” drills making drinks in a simulated bar atmosphere. Come join us in the fun and excitement of the most realistic mixing practice anywhere.

We Honor all U.S. Military Personnel $300 Discount to all Veterans

Breaking NewsNew Jersey Bartending School receives award
Congratulations to the National Bartenders School of New Jersey in Woodbridge, and their staff on receiving the Affiliate School of the Year Award. The award was presented to Lambert & Laura Epperly, at the 2011 Professional Bartending Schools of America Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. ...........PBSA Inc.

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Bartending License NJ

Even though you don’t need a bartending license to be a bartender in New Jersey or New York, we believe attending our NJ bartending school is still the best way to become a professional bartender. Over the last 29 years, we have developed hundreds of valuable job placement contacts at bars, nightclubs, restaurants, sports bars, banquet halls and hotels all over New Jersey and Staten Island. We also work with the metro area staffing agencies serving Newark and J.F.K. Airports, Yankee Stadium, Meadowlands Sports Complex, and P.N.C. Art Center, all of which require a bartender training certificate for employment. Call for an appointment and find out how we can help you find you get your bartenders license today.

Bartending Classes in Spanish

Colegio de bartenders

Ofrecemos clases de dia y noche en Español

Although there are other licensed bartender schools, the Woodbridge Bartending School strives to offer students the best hands on training bartending classes available, and as a Staten Island NY bartending school we also offer job placement assistance in New York City.

Graduating from our NJ bartending school can open the way for you to land that bartending job you’ve always wanted, and make the kind of money you need during these tough economic times. Our outstanding NJ bartending school has been featured on TV, radio, newspapers and internet rating sites.

How much do bartenders make?

Ask any bartender that question and you will find that it is one of the best paying jobs in the hospitality industry, whether you work part time or full time. You can have fun and make money too!

So, if you are looking for a bartending school in New Jersey or Staten Island, look no further. When it comes to bartending schools, we believe the National Bartenders School is your best choice for hands on training and the best tuition value available.

Below is just a sampling of some of the communites where our graduates have found employment:

  • Carteret
  • Cranbury
  • Dunellen
  • East Brunswick
  • Edison
  • Helmetta
  • Highland Park
  • Jamesburg
  • Metuchen
  • Middlesex
  • Milltown
  • Monroe
  • New Brunswick
  • North Brunswick
  • Old Bridge
  • Perth Amboy
  • Piscataway
  • Plainsboro
  • Sayreville
  • South Amboy
  • South Brunswick
  • South Plainfield
  • South River
  • Spotswood
All our graduates also receive alcohol awareness training through the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program, a valuable certification required by many establishments.

Get a nightlife - Bartend!

Have you ever found yourself in a bar envying the bartenders as they have a good time and make even better money? Wonder how they learned the skills necessary to pour drinks so quickly, remember all those recipes, and keep their cool all at the same time? How did they get there? Could I learn to do that?

Bartending can be a tough scene to break into. Corner bars with on-the-job training are few and far between, and customers are more educated and sophisticated than ever before. In today’s world, a bartender has to be more than personable: they have to be knowledgeable, organized, and efficient.

The Woodbridge Bartending School’s courses were designed to meet the demand for professionally trained bartenders, ensuring that our graduates have the edge when it comes to job placement.


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Please call our school for the answers to these questions at 732-750-8775.

State-Licensed Bartending School!

The Woodbridge Bartending School is Approved by the
New Jersey Department of Education and Workforce Development.

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