Is the Beverage Academy an actual bartending school?

No. The Beverage Academy consists of a series of interactive classes that instructs absolutely anyone of legal age on the world of fine distilled spirits as well as the intricate details and techniques of competently mixing cocktails with these spirits. Though the classes are created for anyone's enhancement of their spirits and cocktail knowledge, many professional bartenders and food & beverage industry people have reported the classes to be very rewarding (and a lot of fun!).

Where do the Beverage Academy Classes take place?

Onsite Beverage Academy Classes take place in the Wilson and Wilson Bar at Bourbon & Branch. The Wilson and Wilson setting is a very comfortable space for dedicated class instruction. Complete bar-keeping tools, products and equipment are provided at the Wilson and Wilson. Onsite classes have a maximum of 20 participants.

Where can I Register for Upcoming Classes?

The "Upcoming Classes" page of this website lists the upcoming classes. By clicking on any of these upcoming dates, you'll be directed to Eventbritewhere you can register and pay for the Class by credit card. At the completion of Registration, you will receive an email confirmation with all the relevant details.


How Can I Use a  Bourbon and Branch or Beverage Academy Gift Card for a Class?

Send an email to

Can I make Group Registrations for Upcoming Classes?

Yes. We accept Group Registrations for Upcoming Classes depending on availability. It is possible as part of the registration process to designate alternate guest names for the actual class participants. This feature can be used if you are arranging and paying for a group of people that will be joining you at the class , or if you are paying to send someone else to the class.

Where can I get more information on the Beverage Academy?

You are welcome to email for further information on these immersion trade training programs. You can also call 415-931-7292 and ask for the Beverage Academy.