About Us

Established in 1999 the Bucks County School of Bartending has built an excellent reputation for training quality bartenders. We adhere to proper instruction of traditional cocktails, but stay on the cutting edge of new cocktail trends. It is our belief that bartending is an art form–not just a job.

Unlike other schools, we offer our students a realistic bartending experience behind a fully functioning bar; complete with real ice and working soda & juice guns. We also have a large screen tv, awesome stereo and a casino room that is used to add to your entertainment and experience, as well as for private events. In addition, we now offer more advanced craft beer, bar flair, wine & champagne and modern mixolgy seminars that can be taken to boost your bartending resume or simply for fun.

We are far from the average bartending school–come see for yourself!


Denise MitchellDenise Mitchell is the owner and the primary instructor at the Bucks County School of Bartending. She put herself through college working as a bartender. Denise has a B.A. in English & Theatre Arts from Arcadia University and is a certified school teacher. After a few years of teaching English, Denise realized that she much preferred working in the bar/restaurant industry and decided to put all of her talents together.

In addition to owning the school, Denise and her husband have owned two bars in the area where they have trained and have given many of their graduates their first start behind a bar. As bar owners they’re teaching from the best perspective and that’s why their graduates make the best candidates for employment.

Mission Statement

The Bucks County School of Bartending exists to meet the academic needs of those desiring to enter the bar industry. The administration and staff at our school are dedicated to creating a fun, professional and caring environment where learning is exciting to our students. All aspects of our organization are designed to meet the needs and accommodate individual learning styles so that every student can achieve success in learning the program. We know that the quality of our service affects the quality of employees working in the hospitality industry–today and tomorrow.