Bartenders memorize hundreds of drinks, like the martini, bloody mary, and beer. Become a mix master with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for a 4-hour holiday drink lesson (a $150 value)
- $59 for a 4-hour X-rated mixology course for two (a $160 value)
- $69 for a 4-hour home-bartending skills course (a $150 value)
- $199 for a 44-hour premium bartending program (a $795 value)
Participants in the 44-hour program also receive a free bar kit (a $47 value). Customers may redeem this Groupon at one of four Chicago-area locations.
American Professional Bartending Schools of Illinois
Red Lobster, Wicker Park’s Mirai Sushi, and Lincoln Park punk bar Delilah’s are three seemingly disparate venues. However, they have something in common—all three have hired graduates of American Professional Bartending Schools of Illinois to mix their drinks and man their bars. The schools have been landing graduates at notable Chicago establishments for more than 60 years, but their connection with alums doesn’t end with their first gig. Graduates receive lifetime, personalized job-placement assistance and can call the school’s career hotline 24 hours a day to find out about job openings or trade meatloaf recipes.
The schools' focus on employment also shows in their bartending classes, which are modeled after on-the-job training and led by teachers with an average of more than 20 years of industry experience. Taught at bars complete with realistic faux liquor, the sessions cover topics from mixology to presentation and etiquette.