What Happened To BarBees Bartending After Shark Tank?


BarBees Bartending After Shark Tank Update: BarBees Bartending is an online/offline business that sells mixology classes. Most people also know mixology as a cocktail class. This business was founded by Jess Blakeley and Willow Sprague in 2019.

They started their business and they provided only Bartending and Catering services. When COVID-19 hit, all food businesses shut down. For surviving they started providing virtual classes and this class became a big business opportunity for them.

What is BarBees Bartending?


BarBees Bartending is a business that provides mixology classes/cocktail classes. They have 3 types of classes, cocktail class, bachelorette class, and corporate class. Apart from this they also offer in-person classes. The cost of each person’s 90-minute class ranges from $60-$90.

Their clients have been F45 Training, Paperless Post, BodyArmor, Grammarly, and OV. Along with the classes, they also sell the accessories needed to make cocktails.

Who Is The Founder Of BarBees Bartending?

Two close friends Jess Blakeley and Willow Sprague are the co-founders and CEO of this business. They started this business as Bartending and Catering services in 2019.

Before this business, Jess had worked in a healthcare company. Willow has worked at Cadence Leadership + Communications in various positions for 4 years.

BarBees Bartending Shark Tank Update

Company NameBarBees Bartending
FounderJess Blakeley and Willow Sprague
ProductMixology classes
Asked For$75k for 10% equity
Final Deal$75k for 20% equity
SharkDaniel Lubetzky
Episode (Shark Tank USA)S15 E12
Air DateJan 26, 2023
Business StatusIn Business
HeadquartersNashville, Tennessee, USA
BarBees Bartending Net Worth$0.5M *estimated
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BarBees Bartending shark tank update and company details

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BarBees Bartending on Shark Tank Pitch

Jess Blakeley and Willow Sprague entered Shark Tank with the BarBees Bartending Company and asked the Sharks for $75k for a 10% equity. They starts off by explaining their barbees bartending in which they give classes for making of cocktail.

They give classes Online and Offline. They have expand their business in 7 different cities of U.S. Sharks got impressed by the idea. Mark said that he did not see the terms of scale in this business for that reason he is out.

Daymond said that he don’t like serving others and also serving industry for that reason he is out. Kevin said this business did not helps him to make big money so for that reason he is out.

Daniel said he don’t agree with the valuation so he give offer of $75k for 20% equity. Lori said he can’t give offer that matches Daniel’s offer for that reason she is out.

Jess and Willow countered daniel’s offer with $75k for 15% equity, but Daniel clearly said no. Jess and Willow accepted the offer of the Daniel of $75k for 20%.

BarBees Bartending Net Worth


BarBees Bartending’s net worth is estimated at $0.5 million. This mixology class business is a profitable business but to expand the business, you will have to spend money on marketing along with good service. Right now mixology classes are available for free on YouTube also.

Is BarBees Bartending Still In Business?

Yes, BarBees Bartending is still in business as of January 2024.

The virtual class industry is growing rapidly and many education-based businesses have now moved to online mode. The size of the global cocktail market in 2022 was US$86 million and this industry is gradually growing.

This business id located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States and it has 11-50 employees are working in it.


Who founded BarBees Bartending ?

Jess Blakeley and Willow Sprague are the co-founders and CEO of this business.

What is BarBees Bartending net worth?

This Business’s net worth is $0.5M.

Is BarBees Bartending Still In Business?

Yes, BarBees Bartending is still in business as of January 2024.

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