$187 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($495 Value)

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders in 32 hours of training in real bar set up, preparing them to professionally mix & shake drinks

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Expires Aug 21st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 18 or older with valid ID. Classes must be used by the same person. Not valid for registered students. Valid only for two-week program. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Good bartenders always have advice for their customers' problems, which is why it's best not to bartend in a particle-physics lab or a prison. Hone your listening ear with today's Groupon: for $187, you get 32 hours of bartender training at ABC Bartending School (a $495 value).

Learn how to mix, stir, and shake inside ABC's facility under the tutelage of experienced instructors in a fully operational bar setting. Burgeoning drink slingers learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations. Serious bartenders-to-be will partake in 32 knowledge-soaked hours of extensive training and hands-on practice that covers all aspects of tending bar, from setup and maintenance to cutting off customers and taking the jukebox off shuffle. Speed techniques and cash-handling procedures help newbies meet the demands of a fast-paced job, and profit pouring also allows them to rake in tips quicker. Additionally, the in-depth course covers wine-distinctability, draft pouring, and keg tapping. With today's deal, all ABC grads enjoy access to a Cheers dimension that currently, due to spatial fluctuations, contains only Cliff Clavins.

ABC Bartending School

The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

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