$194 for Certification Course at National Bartenders Bartending School (Up to $495 Value). Seven Locations Available.

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During Prohibition, malt-swilling protesters nearly overthrew the U.S. government, fighting hard to replace President Woodrow Wilson with a barrel of bourbon. Learn to sling cocktails that taste like freedom with today’s Groupon: for $194, you get a 40-hour-equivalent bartending course with certification, course materials, and unlimited access to job-placement assistance at National Bartenders Bartending School (up to a $495 value). Choose from the following locations: Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, Canyon Country, Lakewood, Orange, Sherman Oaks, and Riverside.

National Bartenders Bartending School bestows budding cocktail crafters with serving savvy, a rarefied repertoire of potables, and industry connections for future employment. The 40-hour-equivalent libation lesson encompasses each essential element of beverage management—from money handling to mixology—and teaches beginner bartenders more than 200 saucy cocktails and advanced barfly-swatting techniques. Amateur amaretto slingers can complete the bartending course in one week (eight-hour classes Monday–Friday), two weeks (four-hour classes Monday–Friday), or during multiple Saturday sessions (at the Hollywood location only, if students are unable to attend weekday classes).

An experienced staff of martini maestros will guide students through glassware and garnishes, sharing tricks of the trade gleaned from California’s snazziest whistle-wetting establishments. Each certified graduate gets unlimited access to job-placement assistance, drawn from a database of thousands of bars and nightclubs nationwide. Let job-placement personnel serve you up to prospective employers who will marvel at your mojito making, fancy bottle work, and lightning-quick lemon twisting.

Though National Bartenders School sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

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.


The University is professionally run, the Instructors are experts in their fields, and the overall instruction is well explained.

David, Google Places, 10/26/11

I'm very pleased with my experience. Scott, the owner, and his staff are great.

Asher B., Yelp, 8/26/11
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    1819 E Chapman

    Orange, California 92867


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  2. B


    11421 Carson St.

    Suite H

    Lakewood, California 90715


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  3. C


    3460 Wilshire Blvd.

    Suite 1010

    Los Angeles, California 90010


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Amateurs get certification in bartending before receiving job-placement assistance from school with A+ BBB rating

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Expires Mar 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for location purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.