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Why Become A Member?

 

There has never been a more exciting time to shake up your bartending career! Immerse yourself in a vibrant online community where seasoned professionals share industry insights and newcomers seek guidance. As a USBG member, you'll have industry education, networking, and competitions right at your fingertips, as well as access to supportive resources, including the Hospitality Assistance Program.

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The Hospitality Assistance Program

Sip on the Benefits of a USBG Membership Shaken to Perfection, with a Dash of Hospitality Care: Introducing the Hospitality Assistance Program, an exclusive benefit for members like you. Gain access to essential mental health, financial, and legal aid.

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Elevate Your Expertise: Stir up a cocktail of education and career growth with a USBG Membership!

Access Unparalleled Opportunities: Immerse yourself in enriching experiences such as the cocktail competition, USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO, the Wellspring Program, Patrón distillery trips, Wild Turkey's Behind the Barrel program, and more.

Raise Your Shaker at Conferences: Enjoy significant discounts on USBG Conferences, featuring education, local bar crawls, and networking events across multiple locations nationwide.

Craft Mastery: Pursue excellence through the USBG Master Accreditation Program, an internationally recognized industry standard.

Shake Up the Competition: Mix it up in grand-scale cocktail battles like USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO and USBG Perfectionists Sponsored by PATRÓN.

Global Connections on the Rocks: Seize networking opportunities with USBG's official affiliation with the International Bartenders Association. Elevate your professional connections and compete on the world stage.

Raise a Glass to 75 Years of Tradition: Become part of the USA's largest bar industry trade organization, steeped in history since its inception in 1948.

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NEW MEMBER BENEFIT for Bar Professional Members

Hospitality Assistance Program, offering mental health services, financial and legal aid. Learn More..

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Education, Career Development Tools, Networking

A robust social community of like-minded folks! USBG is home to industry tips from seasoned professionals and queries from those just getting started in their career, our growing cache of educational materials (including videos, blogs, and articles), and other resources to advance your knowledge and career. Join the Conversation..

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Specific Benefits of Joining a Chapter

Stir Up Local Flavor with Exclusive Chapter Benefits including Annual Education Week seminars, networking events, mentorship opportunities, community service projects, leadership training, and camaraderie with fellow local bartenders.

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Explore the Mix of Industry Education and Networking membership has to offer. Craft Your Role as a Bar Professional, Industry Associate, or Community Enthusiast. Tailor your experience by choosing from three membership options:

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Bar Professional

For those actively working in the industry. Supports the mission of the USBG and works primarily in the hospitality industry as an employee or principle of a bar, restaurant, hotel, or catering company. Annual dues for Bar Professionals are $125 which includes membership to one local chapter location. Additional chapter location memberships can be purchased for an additional fee, so Bar Professionals can access as many local chapter events as they wish to subscribe to.

  • Bartenders
  • Sommeliers
  • Barbacks
  • Servers and Hosts
  • Restaurant and Bar Owners
  • Partners
  • Managers and Directors

Become a Bar Professional

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Industry Associate

Ideal for industry agents and representatives. Supports the mission of th eUSBG and primarily earns income as an agent of a consulting, media, beverage supply/distribution company, or other company with a commercial interest in the industry. Industry Associate memberships are $250 annually and that includes membership to one local chapter location. Additional chapter location memberships can be purchased for an additional fee, so Industry Associates can access as many local chapter events as they wish to subscribe to.

  • Consultants and Educators
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • Suppliers Distributors
  • Media
  • Public Relations and Marketing Representatives
  • Employees of Hospitality Advocacy Groups

Become an Industry Associate

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Community Enthusiast

Support the mission of the USBG for personal enrichment. Community Enthusiast memberships are $200 annually and that includes membership to one local chapter location. Additional chapter location memberships can be purchased for an additional fee, so Community Enthusiasts can access as many local chapter events as they wish to subscribe to.

  • Enophiles and Sherry Swillers
  • Beervangelists and Whiskey Nerds
  • Bar flies and Cocktilians
  • Ginthusiasts and Rum Revelers

Become a Community Enthusiast

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