With over 60 years of presence in the United States and International coverage in affiliation with the International Bartender’s Association (IBA) in over 50 countries, the United States Bartenders’ Guild is the largest network of professional bartenders and is setting the standard for the profession throughout the country. The USBG is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 and registered a non-profit organization in 1967 in Southern California. Over the years the guild has expanded nationally and is now in the following cities; Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charleston SC, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Denver, Hawaii, Houston, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Mexico, New Orleans, New York, North Texas, Northern California, Oregon, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Reno, Rhode Island, Sacramento, San Diego, Southern Ohio, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Tucson, Washington State and continues to grow.
With the resurgence and ever increasing popularity of the cocktail, there is a high demand for creative and professional bartenders. Bars are using higher quality spirits and mixers as well as fresh fruits and juices and hiring knowledgeable and imaginative bartenders to create and serve them. As an industry leader the USBG is responsible for raising the bar and creating new trends to keep our competitive edge.
The USBG is a national network of bartenders who come together to share their common interest: the craft of mixology.
Our Guild is made up of exceptional bartenders who take great pride in the cocktails they serve.
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The United States Bartender’s Guild Mission Statement
The United States Bartenders’ Guild is an organization of beverage service professionals dedicated to the continued refinement of our craft. Such refinement is achieved through advanced product education; original hand crafted cocktail competitions; and aggressive involvement with other professionals in the beverage industry throughout the country and internationally. It is our intention, desire and main focus to become the most skilled, knowledgeable and professional group of bartenders in the industry.