Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power mixer with this Groupon.
$189 for a 40-Hour Bartending Course with Textbooks ($414 Value)
The 40-hour course teaches novice bartenders the ins and outs of drink service and includes bartender certification and job-placement assistance upon graduation. The course fits around busy schedules and can be completed over a span of one week, two weeks, or two weekends. Click here for a full schedule of class times. Tuition includes the cost of the textbooks but does not include optional materials such as a mixing kit ($38), flash cards ($15), or TIPS certification ($50).
The Bartending School of Denver
The Bartending School of Denver's veteran mixologists push the reset button on bartending education, teaching an up-to-date curriculum applicable to today’s bar scene. Throughout 40-hour courses, students imbibe continuous hands-on training inside the booze academy's sleek, ultra-clean classroom stocked with brand-new equipment.
Instructors pour facts into open ears, covering a wide assortment of topics, from preparing mixes and garnishes to practicing flair techniques that don’t rely on setting your hair on fire. Completion of the course includes a bartender's certification, enabling graduates to start their job hunt or enroll in the school's TIPS course, where beginners learn how to maintain control of what has the potential to be a rowdy work environment.