Tending a bar, like tending a baby or a 400-acre ranch, requires hard work, patience, and the ability to tolerate lots of wild screaming. Hone your hand at the bar with today's Groupon to Fine Art Bartending. Choose between the following options:
• For $65, you get an Introduction to Bartending class (a $165.99 value).
• For $250, you get a two-week bartending certification course (up to a $599 value).
Fine Art Bartending offers hands-on training to professional barkeep aspirants and home hobbyists alike in a fun and interactive environment. During the four-hour introductory class, an experienced pro imbues students with the bartending basics and sympathetic-listening techniques necessary to manning the boozy gates. Classes cover proper mixing, pouring, and braising methods, imparting the know-how for crafting concoctions of classic cocktails, martinis, and shots. The instructor also goes over all the essential elements to stocking and maintaining a home bar so students are prepared when a potential mate or the Stampeders stop by for a drink. Classes are usually scheduled on Saturday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m., with upcoming class dates listed on the website.
For those whose future vision includes drink slinging for tips or tipsy grins, the two-week certification course at Fine Art Bartending adds further skills to one's mixological indoctrination that include the liquid choreography of draft-beer pouring and an optional guest-bartending shift for an additional fee (not included with this Groupon). After graduation, swizzle-pivoting students test their prowess and current-events-trivia retention with a live shift, then tap into the school’s database of bartending jobs across Canada. Tuition for both classes includes all taxes and course materials, which leaves extra resources for coveted continuing-education classes in bar-top acrobatics. Daytime and nighttime classes usually take place on Mondays, with upcoming sessions starting on September 26 and October 11, and more listed on the website.
Though Fine Art Bartending sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
914-12th Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 0J5