Good bartenders always have advice for their customers' problems, which is why it's best not to bartend in a particle-physics lab or prison. Hone your listening ear with today's Groupon: for $199, you get 40 hours of bartender training (a $495 value) at ABC Bartending School.
Learn how to mix, stir, and shake inside ABC's facility under the tutelage of experienced instructors in a fully operational bar setting. Learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations. Serious bartenders-to-be will partake in 40 knowledge-soaked hours of extensive training and hands-on practice regarding all aspects of tending bar, from setup and maintenance to cutting off customers and taking the jukebox off shuffle. Speed techniques and cash handling procedures help newbies meet the demands of a fast-paced job, and profit pouring also allows them to rake in tips quicker. The in-depth course also covers wine-distinctability, draft pouring, keg tapping and access to a Cheers dimension that currently, due to spatial fluctuations, contains only Cliff Clavins.
Groupon includes books, supplies, and other class fees.
ABC Bartending School
The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's L trains.