Unlike marine biologists and high-school chemistry teachers, bartenders get to think about liquids scientifically without having to wear snorkels to work. Achieve potable mastery and look cool doing it with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a 16-hour bartending course at Authentic Bartending School (a $250 value), with three New Jersey locations.
Students enrolled in Authentic Bartending School's 16-hour courses get to try their hands at most every type of drink, from martinis and Manhattans to shots, shooters, and sophisticated wine sippers. Skilled instructors also pass along knowledge of basic pouring styles, as well as handy customer-service tips, liquor law information, and assistance in cutting fruit garnishes so that they resemble the patron's first pet. See the class schedule for additional details and meeting times. You may also choose to apply the $250 value of your Groupon toward a 40-hour certified bartending class ($465 value) and pay the difference.
Five Citysearchers give Authentic Bartending School's Paramus location a three-star average:
Providing graduates with lifetime job placement assistance on a local and national level, the professional shot-pourers at Authentic Bartending train future bartenders and amateur mixologists in the fine art of drink-making. Their seminars propel learners into the world of free-hand, multi-liquor, and trick pouring, and a 16-hour course demonstrates how to make Manhattans, cream-based drinks, and frozen drinks, among others. Covering customer service and state laws—which forbid serving beer to bears on Sunday—the 16-hour course serves as a launching pad into the full 40-hour certification course, including a lifetime of refresher classes.