About Crafty Bartending


Welcome to Crafty Bartending!

Hey, Tom Blake here.

You may think I started Crafty Bartending simply because I love bartending. Well, that's true! I love getting paid to socialise, make great money, and work a job that gives me the freedom to travel whenever I want. But more importantly, I created Crafty Bartending because becoming a bartender literally changed my life.

And now, I want to help you change yours.

At Crafty Bartending, we believe that anyone can become a great bartender. Everything you need to know can be learned. And believe it or not, you don't have to spend thousands on bartending school, study the history of alcohol, or memorise a million cocktail recipes. The only way anyone ever becomes a great bartender is by actually working as a bartender. And that requires getting the job first...

There's just one thing standing in your way, bartending is a difficult industry to break into. And it's even more difficult to find reliable, effective, & practical training.

That's where we come in.

Crafty Bartending will help you become the kind of bartender everyone wants to hire!

Our mission is to become the ultimate resource for new & aspiring bartenders. We're going to show you exactly what you need to do to land your first job and then guide you towards bartending greatness. We want you to become so good that businesses will be lining up to hire you, everywhere you go in the world!

Ultimately, becoming a 'Crafty Bartender' will give you the freedom to travel the world, socialise for a living, make great money, and live an extraordinary life. So if you've ever asked, "Should I go to bartending school?", "What's the difference between a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc?", or simply "How do I land my first bartending gig?", you've come to the right place.

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Meet Tom Blake: Professional Bartender/ Bar Manager & Founder of Crafty Bartending

Back in 2012, my life sucked. Life was boring, I didn't have many friends, I was still living with my parents, and I wasn't happy. So I decided to move my life to Europe in search of some adventure and excitement.

It turned out to be one of the the best decision I've ever made! It inspired a series of events that led me to ditch a corporate career back home and embrace the world of bartending. I spent the next 5 years (and counting) working as a professional bartender/ bar manager, living life & traveling around the world. It's been an amazing journey and it wouldn't have been possible if I didn't become a bartender.

(If you're interested in learning more about my story, you check it out here.)

That’s why I created Crafty Bartending. I want to help people live more exciting lives by becoming great bartenders. If you love to travel, socialise, and have fun, bartending will be one of the most enjoyable jobs you ever have. 

I want to help you get there!

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