$145 for a Bartending Course at Mixology Bartending Academy (Up to $299 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Experienced instructors
  • Small class sizes
  • Learn popular drink recipes
  • Earn a certificate

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The most experienced bartenders know that the easiest way to make more tips is with polite banter and the hardest way is by dressing like the top-hat-wearing banker from the Monopoly board game. Learn the tricks of the trade with today's Groupon: for $145, you get admission to a bartending course at Mixology Bartending Academy (up to a $299 value).

The experienced bartending instructors at Mixology Bartending Academy draw from more than 50 collective years of drink-slinging experience to teach aspiring bartenders the delicate art of cocktail creation. Groups of 10 to 15 students tend the 28-foot wooden bar, equipped with eight wells, four fully stocked back bars, and one water slide filled with Guinness. Libation lessons cover the proper technique for free pouring and instill students with basic beverage recipes such as a Bloody Mary, long island iced tea, and more. Potable pourers will learn the ins and outs of responsible alcohol awareness and the legalities associated with concocting drinks, then fine-tune their customer-service skills by challenging every bar patron to a vodka-bottle juggling competition.

Mixology Bartending Academy sometimes features a discounted price online.

Mixology Bartending Academy

Mixology Bartending Academy prepares its pupils to work behind a bar top, teaching them drink recipes and serving etiquette, as well as informing them about alcohol safety and liabilities. Students learn from instructors with as much as 17 years of professional experience in a real bar setting that features glassware, working equipment, and buzzing neon signs.

Far from merely imparting basic bartender knowledge, Mixology aims to boost students' customer-service skills, netting more tips and tears of joy from satisfied customers, and an entire division of the company is focused on helping recent grads find jobs. Plus, after students hone their skills through the one- or two-week courses, they are encouraged to return to the school at any time to practice their craft under the watchful eye of an expert, free of charge.

Customer Reviews

Al is an awesome instructor. I took the accelerated 1 week course and learned over 100 drinks. He's very helpful and you can go back at any time to practice. 10/10
Ramiro G. · October 26, 2011
Great teacher!! Al is very knowledgable and his teaching style is very effective, I am confident that by the end of the week I will leave as an excellently trained bartender.
Alexandra P. · January 15, 2014
Al is a great teacher and very experienced. He has a great sense of humor and knows everything about the industy.
David W. · June 16, 2013
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