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.
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.
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.
The USBG has really helped me find myself. Through the connections I’ve made locally and nationally, together we’ve been able to help our communities thrive.
Not only has the USBG been an incredible resource for networking, finding a tribe of people who care about the same things I do, and educational opportunities; I’ve also been able to travel to Mexico, Amsterdam, and Italy. The USBG has done so much for me that I continue to try to give back.
The USBG has been a game changer in my career path in hospitality. Between the amazing educational opportunities and the unbelievable people I’ve met, it has made me the best version of my professional self.
The USBG does an incredible job empowering bartenders in their careers. This has never been as clear to me than during this difficult year. Besides its regular offerings of peer-to-peer learning, expert seminars with internationally recognized brand representatives, service projects, and cocktail competitions, the USBG has been instrumental in creating and implementing resources to assist those in the hospitality industries during this time of crisis.
My biggest takeaway from the USBG is the way it builds a community of like-minded individuals to support each other. Our industry needs it.
Hospitality Assistance Program, offering mental health services, financial and legal aid
A robust online community of like-minded folks! USBG is home to lively professional conversations (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.
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.
Explore the Mix of Industry Education and Networking membership has to offer. Craft Your Role as a Bartending Professional, Associate, or Enthusiast. Tailor your experience by choosing from three membership options:
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: $125
- Servers and Hosts
- Restaurant and Bar Owners
- Managers and Directors
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.
- Consultants and Educators
- Brand Ambassadors
- Suppliers Distributors
- Public Relations and Marketing Representatives
- Employees of Hospitality Advocacy Groups
Support the mission of the USBG for personal enrichment.
- Enophiles and Sherry Swillers
- Beervangelists and Whiskey Nerds
- Bar flies and Cocktilians
- Ginthusiasts and Rum Revelers