4-Hour Mixology Class or 32-Hour Bartender-Certification Course at ABC Bartending School (Up to 67% Off)

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Good bartenders always have advice for their customers' problems, which is why it's best not to bartend in a particle-physics lab or prison. Hone your listening ear with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $75 for a 4-hour mixology course (a $150 value)
  • $195 for a 32-hour bartender-certification course (a $595 value)

Under the tutelage of experienced mixology instructors in a fully operational bar setting, students learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations with a 4-hour primer. Alternatively, serious bartenders-to-be can partake in 32 knowledge-soaked hours of extensive training and hands-on practice regarding 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. The in-depth course also covers wine distinctness, draft pouring, keg tapping and access to a Cheers dimension that currently, due to spatial fluctuations, contains only Cliff Clavin. Students can complete their training over the course of one, two, or three weeks, depending on scheduling needs.

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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Course was informative!! Had a great learning experience! :)”

  • “Great group of instructors. Offered additional courses needed to become proficient and ready for hire at any hospitality establishment or event planning opportunity.”

  • “Great place to go for any beginner.”


  1. A

    Lakeview

    1034 W Belmont Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60657

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  2. B

    Mount Prospect

    1699 Wall St.

    Suite 102

    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

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  3. C

    Frankfort Square

    7242 Benton Dr.

    Frankfort, Illinois 60423

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In a Nutshell

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 18 years or older with valid ID. Classes must be used by the same person. Valid for new students only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.