Good bartenders always have advice for their customers’ problems, which is why it’s best not to bartend in a particle-physics lab or in a prison. Hone your listening ear with today’s Groupon to ABC Bartending School, with locations in San Leandro and Mountain View. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get a four-hour mixology class (a $150 value).
- For $167, you get 40 hours of bartending classes (a $334 value).<p>
As part of the nation’s largest privately owned bartending-class provider, ABC Bartending School’s experienced instructors lend pub-keeping tutelage in a fully operational bar setting. A four-hour mixology course shows prospective booze artists how to navigate the confusing waters of cocktail crafting as instructors pull from more than 100 basic and elaborate recipes for practice. Serious bartenders-to-be will learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations in 40 hours of classes.
The extensive training and hands-on practice includes 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 to meet the demands of a fast-paced job, and pouring procedures allow them to rake in tips quicker. The in-depth course also covers distinguishing different wines, draft pouring, and glass selection. ABC dubs all grads certified mixologists and offers classes in one- or two-week settings to make time for slow-motion bar slides.
ABC Bartending School
The mixologists at ABC Bartending School utilize years of bartending experience to divulge saloon secrets in certification-based and recreational bartending classes. In the mixology course, expert instructors impart drink recipes and refine beer and wine palates while students shake up cocktails and take cover from projectile champagne corks. Certification classes prepare students for bartending careers as they mix classic and popular drinks while learning about alcohol laws, responsible liquor service, and stocking and inventory. Instructors demonstrate free pouring techniques, allowing students to fill faraway glasses or safely drizzle beverages into the mouths of piranhas. ABC’s job-placement program puts graduates to work in restaurants, nightclubs, sports bars, hotels, country clubs, and cruise-ship bars.