Premium beverage service in Northern Michigan


Masters of the craft, we’re passionate about quality and providing incredible service from pre-planning to event day.

Extensive Beverage Knowledge

No matter what you or your guests are looking for, our savvy team of creatives will have the recipe for success.

Event Guests Love Us

We love creating delectable drinks and “wow” experiences, and it shows. Your guests will have an amazing time.


Private Parties

No matter the occasion, we’ll help make it a party. We specialize in the more intimate style of events – but we have the capacity to do large scale gatherings as well.

Venue Management

If you own an event venue or establishment with a liquor license and need help managing the bar, look no further. Our team can help you take your bar program to the next level.

Cocktail Classes

We are now offering both virtual and in-person cocktail classes (provided the right environment). Pick any three cocktails from our list or yours and we’ll show you how to make them like a professional bartender.


Maybe you have an existing program and infrastructure and just want some tips on how to: take your menu up a few notches, train your staff, or make more money on your bar program. Our team is here to help you do all of these things and more.

About Roman

Founder and owner of The Bartending Company, Roman Albaugh has an extensive background in the food, beverage and hospitality industry.  Born in Traverse City, Roman has recently returned home after gaining a wealth of experience managing bar programs for prominent bars and restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

Roman’s goal with The Bartending Co. is to create novel experiences with creativity and class. He believes in quality over quantity and in using local ingredients wherever possible.

About Our Team

The best of the best at we do, we are a close-knit team of individuals who come from many different service backgrounds. We understand what it takes to make an experience truly unforgettable and we strive to create that for every guest we serve.

Our extensive beverage knowledge, paired with premium service, local partnerships, and the best ingredients creates an experience worth raising a glass to.

Get in touch

Let’s plan a wonderful event. Please contact Owner/Founder Roman Albaugh via his email or phone number below. We’re happy to answer any questions you have!