Bartending School of Ontario

Woodbine - Lumsden

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Instructors impart hands-on training in mixing classic & modern drinks such as manhattans, B-52s & sours during award winning workshops

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A good bartender always knows what drink to serve, whether it's to help patrons relax or soak their dentures. Learn life skills with today's Groupon: for $39, you get either a two-hour Martini/Shooter Insanity workshop or a two-hour Know Your Spirits workshop at Bartending School of Ontario (a $99 value). Workshops are offered Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., with workshops rotating each night.

Winner of the Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Award for five years running, the Bartending School of Ontario's expert mixologists lead instructive workshops on concocting intricate libations. In the Martini/Shooter Insanity session, burgeoning barkeeps learn to craft classic and contemporary mixed drinks including manhattans and B-52s and to perform bar tricks including swallowing a highball glass. During the Know Your Spirits workshop, teachers acquaint drink-slingers with an array of cocktail recipes, from tropical daiquiris to sour drinks while covering practical skills including up-selling and increasing tips. A limit of 16 participants per class ensures that instructors can dole out hands-on tutelage and allows students to refine their product knowledge while tasting libations. Each workshop takes place in a classroom designed to recreate a fully functional bar with drink-making supplies and bouncers suffering from attachment issues. Those inspired to journey onward into the realm of professional bartending can check out the school's job placement program.

Bartending School of Ontario

The winner of the Toronto Sun's Readers' Choice Award for seven years running, Bartending School of Ontario has trained the next generations of expert mixologists since 1974. Within a classroom designed like a fully functional bar, the hands-on program's licensed instructors teach pupils the techniques behind crafting more than 150 cocktails. They continue refining student skills during lessons on martinis, shooters, and beer, which cover skills such as performance pouring and precise measuring.

In addition to the drink-making process, the school's teachers emphasize other fundamentals of the gig, including crafting garnishes and opening the cash register without a crowbar. Once students earn their internationally recognized accredited certification, the school assists them with job-placement resources, including a classifieds with 40–60 postings a week.

Customer Reviews

Our instructor, Rob, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable. My partner and I had a great time and used what we learned the next day. There are a lot of samples in the martini and shooters workshop so I would recommend not driving. Will definitely be back for the bitters workshop.
Jana H. · 7 days ago
Rob was great, had a great time
Louis F. · 7 days ago
My wife and I had a great time! We learned how to make some drinks and how to layer shots. Rob was great not only at bartending but also teaching. He let us make our own layered shots which took a lot of patience but he helped us through it. We're looking forward to our next workshop! I recommend this class to everyone. I almost forgot to mention that he has great prices on accessories and we got some bitters which are from Ontario that I haven't seen before. Great place. Thank you
Wendy L. · January 30, 2017
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    Woodbine - Lumsden

    2159 Danforth Ave.

    Toronto, ON M4C 1K2


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