Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of certification will I receive upon graduation from the Harvard Bartending Course?

You will receive your TIPS certification upon successful completion of the coursework as well as a Harvard Bartending Course Diploma! This course is not intended to be vocational training.

How much experience do I need to take the course?

None! Those who attend our course usually have little bartending experience, if any experience at all. We teach you everything you need to know to bartend!

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa and MasterCard, and in unusual circumstances, checks and cash. Please contact us if you are unable to pay by credit card.

How do I register?

Registration is quick and easy. Simply sign up online or send us an email at If you are purchasing the course for multiple people, please send us an email listing the full names and email addresses of all participants!


What if I sign up and then decide not to take the course?
Please review our complete terms and conditions for a specific answer.

What if I need to reschedule?
Please get in touch with us as soon as possible with another course date in mind. Please note that if you reschedule within one week of the course, you will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee. (Click here for details)

Is there an age requirement?
Nope! People of all ages are welcome to take the course; however, you must be 18+ to work as a bartender in Boston.

Do you have to be a Harvard Student to enroll?
Of course not! Although we are located on the Harvard campus, we want everyone to learn how to make great drinks.

Do you offer discounts for groups?

Yes! Please get in touch with us for more details.

Do you hold private courses?

Absolutely! Please get in touch with us for more details.

Can I learn Mixology this weekend and TIPS next weekend?

We strongly discourage it, as the course is meant to be taken on the same day. However, we understand and sympathize with your logistical concerns, and you may sign up for a split course. Please get in touch with us for more details.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held at the Queen's Head Pub, located beneath Memorial Hall. You can find convenient parking with Harvard Square Parking.