Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power mixer with this Groupon.
$194 for a 40-Hour Bartending Course with Certification ($495 Value)
Choose from six locations:
- Canyon Country
- West Los Angeles
Each 40-hour bartending course covers the skills necessary to work as a professional drink slinger. In addition to imparting pupils with mixology recipes for hundreds of cocktails, the helpful staff leads students through the paces of bar duties such as handling credit cards, working quickly under pressure, and cutting off inebriated customers. Upon completion of the course, students receive their certification and can find job opportunities using a bartending job database.
Students can complete the course over one week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Friday, or they can take the class over two weeks, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday–Friday. The Hollywood location offers Saturday make-up classes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
National Bartender School
From garnishing a perfectly poured martini to doling out rounds of drinks quickly and efficiently, the experienced instructors at National Bartender School possess all the tips, tricks, and tools to succeed in the bartending trade. With years of industry experience under their belts, these knowledgeable spirits sages guide pupils through certification courses that cover every aspect of the job. Under their supervision, students learn to craft more than 200 cocktails, handle transactions, and practice the art of the upsell without breaking a sweat or bottle of 50-year-old scotch. Free refresher courses and job-placement assistance keep students on track even after school is through. For more focused pursuits, National Bartender School also hosts classes in specialty fields such as flair bartending and bar management.
You learn over a hundred drinks and open the doors to a profession that can literally take you anywhere.Ryan K., Yelp, 10/12/10
The best part is the people you will learn from.Alysse S., Yelp, 11/30/11