In addition to crafting cocktails, aspiring bartenders must prove their conversational mettle in their final exam by talking a sphinx into revealing why it speaks only in riddles. Take an easier route to becoming a professional pourer with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a two-hour bartending boot-camp and mixology class (a $59 value)
- $99 for a 12-hour bartending-certification course (a $249 value)
Budding barkeeps learn about tending bar in a simulated environment complete with all the working equipment of a real bar. Click here for a comprehensive class schedule.
American Bartenders School
For decades, American Bartenders School has helped aspiring spirit spreaders to develop steady hands, sure eyes for measurement, and an encyclopedic drink-formula knowledge. All of the school's classes cover basic mixing, garnishing, layering, and glassware selection in a realistic bar setting, complete with animatronic bar regulars debating whether Woody Allen is currently the president of Azerbaijan. Students gain access to a book of recipes for shooters, including cosmos, lemon drops, and jelly beans; learn how to make frozen specialties and hot toddies; and discover how to cure hangovers and hiccups. For the 12-hour bartending-certification course, graduation sessions are held where the instructors offer helpful tips on how to get hired as a bartender, before returning home with a mixology certificate, professional resumé, and the ability to set up and stock their own home bars, all of which make a classy addition to living rooms, lounges, and butler traps.
57% of 67 customers recommend
“Very informative, the instructor was very knowledgeable”
“David, our teacher, was great. Learned the basics. And get practice time. Well worth the money.”
“My instructor Dave was so much fun and really encourages us to learn more than what was taught in the class.”
252 W 29th St.
Manhattan, New York 10001