Though it's a good way to connect with others and a fundamental part of living near train tracks, pouring one’s heart out to strangers is an unsustainable career. Learn a more employable pour with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a bar-chef class (a $125 value) at the Metropolitan Bartending School, located in Kitsilano.
Metropolitan Bartending School tutors spirit-savvy students with unique classes that explore the nuances of modern mixology and culinary cocktail creations. Soak up inspiring knowledge during the bar-chef course, quenching thirsty brains with the skills needed to recreate classic cups or invent new nicknames for crushes in Esperanto (a $125 value). The session explores the history of intoxicants while helping eager pupils master the art of mixing and presenting creative, clever quaffs garnished or infused with such ingredients as seasonal produce and Skittles.
Metropolitan's bar-chef survey mimics the industry's movement towards fruit infusion, syrups, and reductions, lending graduates a feeling of confidence in their abilities to please trendsetting tipplers or gauge when to cut off any martini shaker that has addled one too many libations.