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What Are The Bartending Requirements In:
Baltimore, DC, Maryland, and Annapolis?

Are you looking for the bartending requirements to become a bartender in either Annapolis, Baltimore, Maryland or Washington DC?


Look no further!


Just continue reading this article, and you'll find everything you need to know about the age requirement, certification, and knowledge that you need to become a bartender in this area.


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What Does It Take?

Being a bartender is a fun and exciting way to make money while also meeting new people.


The bartending certification process differs state to state - it's important to know the requirements for each state.


You might be given the opportunity to work in different bars in different areas, and if you don't meet the states requirements you will not be able to fullfill these opportunities.


Below is a list of criteria that every bartender should have.



Meeting the minimum age requirement is the first step in becoming a bartender.


While the legal drinking age in Maryland is 21, certified bartenders in the state can be as young as 18.


Certain cities, however, like Annapolis and D.C., have set their own laws, requiring their bartenders be at least 21 years old.



Professional bartenders go through a certification process. One of the best and easiest ways to meet the Maryland bartending requirements is by attending a bartender school.


You have to first learn the basics of bartending before you do anything else!


These schools focus entirely on preparing and training future bartenders, and assist them in navigating the certification process.



There is more to being a bartender than just knowing how to make a mixed drink and be easy to talk to.


Like any professional field, bartending has very specific information that you need to know to become a successful bartender.


Enrollment in a bartender school will guarantee being exposed to this information.


Here is a list of some of the classes that may be offered at bartender school:

  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Bar Tools and Equipment
  • Glassware
  • Popular Liquors
  • Understanding Wine


Attending a bartending school isn’t just about meeting the bartending requirements in Maryland.


Many bartender schools also dedicate a portion of the program to on the job training, and also assist their students with job placement after they have completed the program.


Where Should I Go?

If you meet these requirements! Excellent!


But in order to set yourself up to be a successful bartender, make sure to consider going to a bartender school, as they offer experience and support that can’t be found anywhere else.


As for the Maryland and D.C. area, The Maryland Bartending School is the best place to go!


We give your the best training to teach you how to bartend in Maryland!


This is what a recent student had to say upon graduating the school.


"Thanks to Maryland Bartending Academy, I ws able to get a job just a few days after I got my license. I now know how to make all the popular drinks with a twist of my own for my best customers."


Irina Ross Washington, D.C.

Start Bartending Today!

Contact the Maryland Bartending Academy today at 410-787-0020 or click here to request more information about getthing trained for that awesome barteding position in as little as 2 weeks.


You'll be glad you did.


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