A good bartender must possess the mixing abilities of a chemist, the listening skills of a psychiatrist, and the keg-hoisting strength of a lumberjack. Learn to tend bar like a pro with today's Groupon to Action Bartending School, redeemable at either of the school's locations in Atlanta or Norcross. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a two-hour Amateur Mixology class (an $89 value).
- For $40, you get a two-hour Wine 101 class (an $89 value).
- For $199, you get a five-day Master Bartender course (up to a $599 value). The course meets for five four-hour sessions and includes postcompletion job-placement assistance.
Action Bartending School acquaints pupils with the tools, techniques, and knowledge necessary to perfect the subtle art-science of drink mixing, selection, and tending bar. The Amateur Mixology course schools students in the liquid alchemy required to craft the 10 most popular cocktails, allowing socialites to unleash fountains of refreshing drinks on future party guests and party crashers. Dionysian devotees can expand their knowledge of fermented grape elixirs with a Wine 101 class, which teaches basic wine evaluation, description, and how to best pair adult juices with common food groups such as red meat, dessert, and nerves-soothing fingernails.
Those hoping to parlay libation learnings into a career can opt for the Master Bartending course, a 20-hour tutorial covering every branch of barback knowledge, such as selecting proper glassware, garnishing drinks, and maintaining an omnipotent ability to craft all beverages. Throughout the class, students learn by blending alcoholic ambrosia inside the Action Bartending classroom, a bar station designed to approximate the conditions of an actual bar, replete with modern tools and equipment, a full stock of liquor, and a disheveled Billy Joel repeatedly dialing up "Piano Man" on the jukebox. After completing the class, students receive their bartending certification as well as the full force of Action Bartending's job-placement resources.
Although Action Bartending School sometimes features a discounted price online for the Master Bartender course, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Action Bartending School
At Action Bartending School, instructors with more than five years of behind-the-bar experience train pupils in bartending fundamentals. During private workshops or classes that are capped at six, students practice their cocktail-making skills at their own station in an actual bar environment. They’ll learn what glasses to use for cocktails, how to make garnishes, and ways to signal their piano players to switch over to the minor key when a bad guy enters. Within one week, students graduate with their certification, at which point Action Bartending School assists them in finding a full-time bartending job.