Why Join?

Benefits of a USBG Membership

  • Education, Career Development Tools, Networking - 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

  • Access to enrichment travel like the health and service-oriented Wellspring Program, Patrón distillery trip, Wild Turkey Behind the Barrel program, and more

  • Deep discount on USBG Regional Conferences - Members are invited to attend our Spring event series, with five conference locations to choose from nationwide. Multiple days of content include educational seminars, local bar crawls, and networking with other professionals in your region. Host cities change each year!

  • Discounts on the USBG Master Accreditation Program - one of the only internationally recognized industry standards available

  • Members only large-scale cocktail competitions like World Class, Espolón Cocktail Fights and others

  • USBG official affiliation with the International Bartenders Association, offering global networking opportunities. Members can enter the USBG IBA Qualifier Cocktail Competition where winners go on to represent the USA in the Pan American and World Cocktail Championship

  • Association with the largest bar industry trade organization in the USA with history and traditions dating back to its founding in 1948


Specific Member Benefits of Joining a Chapter


  • Annual Education Week local programming. Live seminars with industry leaders on a variety of topics

  • Job board, local networking, and mentorship opportunities

  • Community Service events with your local chapter.

  • Leadership training through committee work and board elections

  • Camaraderie and community building with a new group of local bartender friends