How To Join The USBG

The USBG has strict age requirements - members must be 21 years of age or older. 

We're excited you're joining! To join the USBG now, click HERE.

Already a member, but about to expire? Renew HERE.


Which type of membership should I choose? 

The first step in joining the USBG is to choose the type of membership that best fits your status:  

♦  Hospitality Professional Member -  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. Categories include: Bartenders, Sommeliers, Barbacks, Servers and Hosts; Restaurant/Bar Owners, Partners, Executive Management and Food/Beverage Directors

Trial Membership – Hospitality Professional
Curious about what the USBG is all about? Want to try it out before you join? Trial memberships are for hospitality professionals who support the mission of the USBG and who work primarily as a bartender, barback, or server (see full description of Hospitality Professional above).
Complementary through December 31, 2020





♦  Associate Member
- Supports the mission of the USBG and primarily earns income as an agent of a consulting, media, beverage supply/distribution company, or other company with a commercial interest in the hospitality industry. Categories include: All Consultants, Educators, Brand Ambassadors and Product/Beverage Suppliers or Distributors; Media (including writers and publishers), Public Relations or Marketing Representatives; and/or Representatives of Hospitality Advocacy Groups



♦  Enthusiast Member -  Supports the mission of the USBG, but derives no regular income from the hospitality industry and supports the Guild for personal enrichment.




Join in five (5) easy steps!

Step One: Click on the "Join / Renew" tab on usbg.org home page.

Step Two: Click on the preferred membership type to be prompted to the USBG application page.

Step Three: Complete the USBG membership application in full.

Step Four: Agree to the four (4) USBG policies.

Step Five: Click "ok" to submit your application.



How will I know my membership has been activated?

Membership will be activated once payment is received. Once membership is activated, new members will receive two (2) emails from support@usbg.org:
1: prompting a password set up
2: explaining the benefits of membership


If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie Costa by selecting "I have a general membership question" from the drop down menu on our Contact Us form.