Bartenders endure economic slumps better than nearly any other profession, bested only by economic experts who interpret economic slumps on the bar TV. Step on the path to fiscal solvency with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a four-hour bartending class at Cleveland Bartending School in Cleveland Heights. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Today’s deal lets you enroll in one of the following classes:
- Martinis and Manhattans: covers cosmopolitans, apple and chocolate martinis, and other drinks
- Tropical Drinks: covers long island iced teas, mojitos, mai tais, and other drinks
- Shooters and Party Drinks: covers shots such as the washington apple, B52, sex on the beach, and purple hooter
- Margaritas and Sours: covers mixing drinks with 1800, Jose Cuervo, and blue tequilas <p>
Cleveland Bartending School teaches would-be suds-slingers and mad-scientist mixologists not only how to pour the perfect drink, but also how to maintain the social center of any bar and make patrons feel at home. Whether celebrating a girls’ day out, an ice-breaking first date, or an excuse to air out antique-shot-glass collections, classes join together 6–15 people in a simulated bar equipped with the latest Wunder-Bar soda-gun systems, three-compartment sinks, stainless-steel ice bins, mixers, professional glassware, and liquor speed racks. A working tap allows training to incorporate the Anheuser-Busch and Guinness beer curriculum. Each class is divided between 25% lecture time and 75% practice time, ensuring that students get plenty of hands-on experience after instructors demonstrate how to make each libation and use it most effectively as fuel for fire-eating. Class time also includes role playing and simulated happy hours to hone speed, increase efficiency, and unlock the ability to juggle six cocktail onions at once.
Because Cleveland Bartending School places emphasis on simulated training, its graduates depart with the knowhow needed to work extensively in the city and metropolitan area. Past students have gone on to become professional bartenders, host stellar parties, and open wild-west saloons in their basements. Groupon users should call to make reservations and confirm specific dates for each class type.
Cleveland Bartending School
Behind a real bar, the instructors at Cleveland Bartending School mix cocktails with finesse and expertise, running through barroom staples and trendy cocktails as students look on in bewildered anticipation. After the lectures and demonstrations, the metaphorical table turns, and students man the bar to practice the skills necessary to serve drinks professionally. This is the regular scene during the school's 40-hour mixology program, a professional-caliber class series that covers everything potential mixologists will need to know to sling drinks in the wild.
The courses break down the ingredients of as many as 125 specialty drinks and cocktails—including manhattans and martinis—as well as beer and wine information, customer-service techniques, and responsible alcohol service. The school also adheres to the Anheuser-Busch Beertender and Guinness Perfect Pour training programs. Upon completion of the 40-hour training program, students can take advantage of Cleveland Bartending School's local and nationwide job-placement assistance, which has landed students employment at venues such as Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts, McCormick & Schmick's, and Embassy Suites.
“Very knowledgeable and pleasant instructor.”
1481 Warrensville Center Rd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44121