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 nonprofit organization founded in 1948 and registered a nonprofit 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, S.C., Chicago, Cincinnati, 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, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa Bay Tucson 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.
The Museum of the American Cocktail
Throughout its two-century-old history, the cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization that celebrates this true American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world's most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Our mission is to create a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction that celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture, while providing educational resources for professionals and the public in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of mixology seminars conducted by the world's foremost authorities on cocktail history and American cocktails. We also aim to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage more participation from women and members of under-represented groups in the field.