For $99, today's side deal gets you a weekday or weekend (16 hours total) bartending course from Authentic Bartending School on 34th Street between 5th and 6th, a $250 value. Classes take place every Monday and Saturday. Monday classes are offered three times a day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday classes are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the last session is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must call to reserve a start date.
Whichever day you choose, you'll come away with 16 hours' worth of hands-on practice pouring, mixing, serving, and chatting it up. You'll have the opportunity to try your skills on most every type of drink, from martinis and Manhattans to shots, shooters, and sophisticated wine sippers. You'll also pick up basic pouring styles, customer service tips, a liquor law briefing, and a mini-lecture on wine selection. Whether you're a fumbling beginner or a semi-pro server, the School's experienced barpeople will help you achieve your pouring goals.
Citysearchers give Authentic Bartending School 4.5 stars:
- The first thing that stood out was how professional they were.I also felt like I was learning something about bartending from my very first appointment.The classes were highly informative. – moteesir
- I had a great time in classes. The instructor [sic] were extremely helpful. They're experienced bartenders that make class informative as well as a fun experience. – j0j0o
Providing graduates with lifetime job placement assistance on a local and national level, the professional shot-pourers at Authentic Bartending train future bartenders and amateur mixologists in the fine art of drink-making. Their seminars propel learners into the world of free-hand, multi-liquor, and trick pouring, and a 16-hour course demonstrates how to make Manhattans, cream-based drinks, and frozen drinks, among others. Covering customer service and state laws—which forbid serving beer to bears on Sunday—the 16-hour course serves as a launching pad into the full 40-hour certification course, including a lifetime of refresher classes.