Though it's a good way to connect with others and a fundamental part of living near train tracks, pouring one’s heart out to strangers is an unsustainable career. Learn a more employable pour with today’s Groupon to Authentic Bartending School of Maryland in Hyattsville. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get an Introduction to Mixology and Bartending Basics class (a $75 value).
- For $285, you get a 45-hour certification course and TIPS training (a $570 value). Students may opt for a one-week, two-week, or weekend course, though all equal 45 hours of instruction.
The school's mix masters blend one part instruction and one part practice in students' brains, arming them with a professional suite of skills needed to tend bar. Neophytes dip their toes into a sea of drink recipes and essential equipment in the four-hour interactive introductory course, led by seasoned drink-makers dressed as their favorite cocktails. Alternatively, students beef up for beverage-slinging careers in an intensive 45-hour course held over two weeks, covering such diverse topics as bar management, fruit cutting, and state laws, such as Georgia’s ban on limes. The teachers dedicate an additional five hours of education to the TIPS program (Training for Intervention Procedure by Servers of Alcohol), which equips aspirant tenders with the skills to spot alcohol-induced problems and tactfully disarm situations with words or by transmogrifying beer glasses into marshmallows. Successful completion of the course results in a mixology and bartending certificate from the school framed in folded cocktail napkins.
Authentic Bartending School of Maryland
The masterminds behind Authentic Bartending School of Maryland dedicate their resources to creating a new generation of mixologists by offering comprehensive training programs and job-placement services. Emphasizing background knowledge and practical skills, the instructors who lead he hands-on courses aim to teach attendees a slew of drink-slinging techniques, including how to mix basic cocktails, craft fruit garnishes, and make a cash register spell "hello" when turned upside down. During the nationally recognized TIPS training, they'll show students how to responsibly serve patrons and defuse risky situations with intoxicated customers. The folks in job-placement services then help graduates seek out potential openings by networking with alumni and bribing senators to keep prohibition off the books.