Experienced bartenders are capable of pulling off elaborate liquor bottle tricks, like juggling them or slamming one against the bar to make a loud noise. Raise the bar with this Groupon.
$119 for Two-Hour Bartending and Mixology Class ($298 Value)
Teachers arm students with the basic skills and knowledge to tend bar. They pass on everything from cocktail recipes to info about liquor laws and techniques for dealing with intoxicated customers. The entire course lasts about two hours, and credit can be used toward earning a TABC certification or mixology certificate. Instructors hold the two-hour introductory sessions on the first Sunday of every month from 2:30-4:30 PM at the House of Dereon Media Center Campus.
B. A. Mixologist
A bartender giveth, and a bartender taketh away. Part of the profession is adhering to liquor laws, recognizing minors, and deftly dealing with intoxicated patrons. At B.A. Mixologist, teachers work all of those vital subjects into their curriculum, alongside the more fun stuff, such as common cocktail recipes, techniques for organizing a bar, and why bar jukeboxes are legally required to contain Hall and Oates. Beneath shelves brimming with different brands of hooch, the team can eventually guide students to certification as a mixologist and TABC-adherent bartender. Afterwards, mentors don’t simply kick their new trainees out the door with a pat on a back. They instead induct their charges into their staffing service, which focuses on finding positions for bartenders and waiters.