$99 for a Three-Day Intensive Bartending Course at Empire Bartending Academy ($299 Value)

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Veteran bartenders conduct class in actual bar to teach students about workspace setup, mixology & interview techniques for landing gig

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required or $50 fee may apply. Must be 21 or older. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Making a mixed drink for someone is like making a mixtape—both combine several ingredients into one cohesive package and are excellent ways to apologize for having given all the liquor to the dog. Drink up bartending knowledge with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a three-day intensive bartending course at Empire Bartending Academy, with locations at 3157 Broadway and 1506 St. Nicholas Avenue (a $299 value). Classes are held Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Monday through Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Empire Bartending Academy places students behind the counter of an actual bar as professional bartenders instruct them on the basic tenets of mixology, workspace setup, and beer and wine knowledge. In a small class of 10–20 participants, students first familiarize themselves with their workstation, engineering the most efficient environment possible for accessing equipment, cutting fruit, and mixing drinks. A potent combination of rotating bartenders, drilling recipes, role-playing orders, and mnemonically memorizing ingredients crams brains with 75 different beloved and frequently ordered cocktail recipes. A crash course in beer, wine, and spirits teaches students the ins and outs of spirituous pours. Finally, fledgling mixologists hone their manners and absorb tips on how to successfully land a bartending gig, such as guest-tending part-time at various establishments or hanging around a meat packing plant until it's converted into a hip club. Attendees who feel the need for further guidance in achieving behind-bar mastery may opt to retake the class free of charge.

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    3304 Broadway

    Astoria, New York 11106

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    Fort George

    1506 St. Nicholas Ave.

    New York , New York 10034

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    Morningside Heights

    3157 Broadway

    Manhattan, New York 10027

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