Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power-mixer with this Groupon.
$199 for a Bartender-Certification Course ($595 Value)
Instructors with years of bartending and bar-management experience teach students everything they need to know to be a bartender, including how to make the latest and most popular drinks. Instead of abiding by a schedule, students can stop in any day or time for one-on-one training at 1 of 30 fully equipped bar stations. Most people finish training in about 25–35 hours, and once students become certified, Minnesota School of Bartending offers them job-placement assistance.
This course is particularly good for college students who don’t know what to do when they graduate or who are looking for a way to make money while they’re in school and don’t want to go the typical lab-experiment-tester route.
Minnesota School of Bartending
The cheery ring of ice against glass sings out from Minnesota School of Bartending's 30 fully stocked bar stations, behind which instructors draw on experience accumulated since the academy's inception in 1968 to forge cocktail virtuosos. At a long, gleaming bar, one-on-one training provides 18-and-older students with the skills they need to artfully craft and concoct the latest drinks, cocktails, and shooter drinks and listen to the woes of world-weary rodeo clowns. The bartending training also incorporates pointers about customer service, information about liquors and wines, and how to take multiple drink orders. Graduates returning for complimentary refresher courses or lifetime job-placement assistance fill the hall with revelry, and burgeoning elixir crafters wander in according to a flexible calendar designed for college students, part-time workers, and on-call lion tamers. Watering holes and private parties brim with festivity as newly knowledgeable pint fillers go out into the world to flaunt credentials and top off glasses.