There are many bartending schools in New York. Some charge astronomical fees and some use cool-aid instead of alcohol. One of the best institutions is the Columbia School of Mixology.
High level of professionalism has been a trademark of this student-run establishment since it was founded in 1965. The school is run by two talented mixologists and managers, Tze Chun & David Wilmont.
The course fee is $150 and it includes all food an alcohol. The next round of classes will start in mid September. The bartending course is 5 weeks long. Students receive an official bartending certificate after successfully completing the course.
The school also offers professional bartending service for your parties and functions. Basic service rate is $22 per hour per bartender.