A List Startenders

Jefferson Park

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Instructors teach recipes & skills in bartending certification courses in classroom & bar & four-hour lessons impart basic mixology

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Promotional value expires Feb 6, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. New clients only. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 today’s Groupon to A List Startenders. Choose between the following options:

  • For $69, you get a 4-hour mixology class (a $159 value).
  • For $199, you get a 40-hour bartending certification course (a $595 value).<p>

A List Startenders’ experienced cocktail-slingers teach their students the fine art of drinksmanship both in the classroom and in a professional-grade bartending training area. Four-hour mixology courses imbue alcohol amateurs with the basic skills of the craft, such as mixing, shaking, pouring, and straining. The instructors share recipes for signature cocktails, as well as romantic themed drinks for couples, such as martinis enhanced with distilled love poems. Students can attend sessions at 2 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday.

The 40-hour certification course—spanning a flexible schedule of two weeks on weekdays—instills up to 12 pouring pupils with the knowledge and skills to operate in a bar environment, such as quickly completing drink orders and taking sage advice from a teleprompter beneath the bar. Lessons begin in the classroom, where an interactive SmartBoard aids instructors in imparting trade lingo and drink recipes. The class then moves to the full bar training grounds, replete with glassware, dozens of liquor bottles, and bar equipment, such as soda guns, shakers, and garnishes. Upon completion of the course, certified students receive aggressive job-placement assistance to embark on their new career path, allowing them to finally quit a boring day job as a clown paleontologist.

A List Startenders

In the high-tech classroom and professional-grade bartending training area, A List Startenders’ experienced cocktail slingers teach their students the fine art of drinksmanship and watering-hole etiquette. They pilot 40-hour Comprehensive Certification courses and shorter Essential Mixology tutorials, instilling pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills, such as quickly completing drink orders, bolstering cocktails with fresh fruit, and taking sage advice from the teleprompter beneath the bar, to operate in a bar environment. They often begin lessons in the well-equipped classroom—where an interactive Smart board aids in imparting trade lingo and drink recipes—before venturing to the full-bar training ground, replete with glassware, dozens of liquor bottles, and bar equipment, including soda guns, shakers, and garnishes. Upon completion of a course, certified students receive aggressive job-placement assistance to embark on their new career path.

Customer Reviews

The instructor was exceptional. He was not only very enthusiastic and very informative; but you could tell that he was very passionate about teaching this class and making sure we got the most out of the class. I definitely left out feeling passionate about mixology, though my passion is not to be a bartender.
Elizabeth · February 19, 2013
Very nice and friendly.
Nicole B. · July 4, 2012
It was a good class and keep up the good work. I am interested in holiday theme drinks, so maybe set up special classes for the season, like eggnog drinks for christmas time.
Eric A. · May 7, 2012
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    Jefferson Park

    4401 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60630

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