During Prohibition, malt-swilling protestors nearly overthrew the U.S. government, fighting hard to replace President Woodrow Wilson with a barrel of bourbon. Learn to sling cocktails that taste like freedom with today’s Groupon at National Bartenders Bartending School, good for enrollment at the Hollywood, Lakewood, and Orange County locations. Choose between two options:
- For $247, you get a 40-hour-equivalent bartending course with certification and course materials included (a $495 value).
- For $75, you get a four-hour cocktail-making course (a $150 value).
National Bartenders School bestows budding cocktail crafters with serving savvy, a rarefied repertoire of potables, and industry connections for future employment. The 40-hour-equivalent libation lesson encompasses each essential element of beverage management, from money handling to mixology, while teaching beginner bartenders more than 200 saucy cocktails and advanced barfly swatting techniques. Amateur amaretto slingers can complete the bartending course in one week (eight-hour classes Monday–Friday), two weeks (four-hour classes Monday–Friday), or over multiple Saturday sessions (at the Hollywood location only, if you are unable to attend weekday classes). Check the class schedule for class times. An experienced staff of martini maestros will guide you through glassware and garnishes, sharing tricks of the trade gleaned from California’s snazziest whistle-wetting establishments. For mixologists not ready for the pros, the four-hour cocktail-making course expands concoction repertoires with an array of basic cocktails poured to precise proportions.
Each certification graduate gets unlimited access to job-placement assistance, drawn from a database of thousands of bars and nightclubs nationwide. Let job-placement personnel serve you up to prospective employers who will marvel at your mojito muddling, fancy bottle work, and lightning-quick lemon twisting.
National Bartender School
From garnishing a perfectly poured martini to doling out rounds of drinks quickly and efficiently, the experienced instructors at National Bartender School possess all the tips, tricks, and tools to succeed in the bartending trade. With years of industry experience under their belts, these knowledgeable spirits sages guide pupils through certification courses that cover every aspect of the job. Under their supervision, students learn to craft more than 200 cocktails, handle transactions, and practice the art of the upsell without breaking a sweat or bottle of 50-year-old scotch. Free refresher courses and job-placement assistance keep students on track even after school is through. For more focused pursuits, National Bartender School also hosts classes in specialty fields such as flair bartending and bar management.