Turn your favorite vice into a party-pleasing virtue with today's Groupon. For $69, you'll get a two-hour class and practice session at Bucks County School of Bartending, plus $25 worth of play and $15 worth of casino cocktails and cuisine at the newly opened Parx Casino (a $149 value). Call to schedule your class for Friday or Saturday nights at 7 p.m.
Bucks County School of Bartending will impart the magical muddling arts you'll need to make flavorful mojitos, flavor-infused vodkas, and a handful of trendy cocktails. You'll also learn the secret trick to making layered shots that mimic the sunset or reflect the intricate narrative structure of James Joyce's Ulysses. After your two-hour class, you'll get cocktail recipe and instruction manuals, a gift bag of bartending goodies, and one hour of martini-slinging practice at Bucks Bartending's bar. Best of all, you'll get to enjoy the intoxicating fruits of these mixological labors with a plate of hors d'oeuvres.
After you soak up your cocktails and their whispers of wisdom, head a mile down the street via public transit zipline to the new Parx Casino, where you'll get a $25 credit toward Parx's state-of-the-art slot machines and electronic table games, as well as $15 toward drinks and eats. Electronic tables and slots keep you from getting in over your head with mobsters and card sharks, but preserve the thrill of gambling someone else's money.
Get a Groupon for yourself if you're looking for a new hobby but find crocheting to be insufficiently alcohol-fueled. Buy a second for your better half, and you can make it the most romantic learning experience since the time you took that seminar on sensual penmanship. Your friends will insist that you bring your professional touch and generous pour to all the best holiday parties, soirees, salons, and impromptu saloons.
Citysearchers give Bucks County School of Bartending four stars,
Playing the Odds
The best gamblers know how to inform their gaming decisions by "playing the odds," ensuring consistent success at casinos and back-alley Olympic competitions. Here are some of the odds that are pertinent to non-gamblers:
3:1: Landing a role on a one-hour police drama
11:1: Accidentally fitting all four limbs into one pant leg
39:1: Throwing a no-hitter at a hockey game
57:1: Successfully landing a commercial airplane with less than 17 years flight experience
397:1: Getting a haircut that you consider decent enough to live with for a while
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