Like a box of fine china or a man covered in ants, cocktails just beg to be shaken. Learn to stir up nightlife with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for a three-hour mixology course for one (a $70 value)
- $45 for a three-hour mixology class for two (a $140 value)
The course emphasizes the basics of professional bartending and serves as a sampling of the business's two-week bartending course. Lessons are specifically designed for those with little to no experience and facilitate hands-on practice. Topics covered can include shaking and stirring methods, pouring techniques, and use of computerized point-of-sale systems and cash-register units. Course drinks focus on holiday cocktails and drinks.
WNY School of Bartending
Seasoned restaurateur Paul Briandi had already spent decades in the hospitality industry when he started WNY School of Bartending in 1978. Now located in a 2,800-square-foot facility, the company entertains the drink-mixing ambitions of both amateurs and soon-to-be professionals seeking certification. Paul's band of New York State Education Department-certified instructors focuses on both drink-mixing skills and the professional demeanor that characterizes top-notch service and leads to tips in more monetary forms than emoticons written on a napkin. The full-scale facility offers plenty of hands-on learning in garnish preparation, measuring methods, and computerized sales systems common to the industry. The instructors draw upon long barkeeping careers to engage students in role-playing scenarios, along with other instructional tricks that instill the importance of customer interaction—the finer points of which the school boasts as its specialty.