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 TO National Bartenders Bartending School, good for enrollment at the Hollywood, Lakewood, Orange County, and West Los Angeles/Santa Monica locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a four-hour cocktail-making course (a $150 value).
- For $194, you get a 40-hour-equivalent bartending course with certification and course materials included (a $495 value).
National Bartenders Bartending School bestows budding cocktail crafters with serving savvy, a rarefied repertoire of potables, and industry connections for future employment. For mixologists not ready for the pros, the four-hour cocktail-making course, offered Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., expands concoction repertoires with an array of basic cocktails poured to precise proportions. The 40-hour-equivalent libation lesson encompasses each essential element of beverage management, from money handling to mixology, and teaches 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.
Each certification graduate gets unlimited access to job-placement assistance, drawn from a database of thousands of bars and nightclubs nationwide. Job-placement personnel serve graduates up to prospective employers who will marvel at their mojito muddling, fancy bottle work, and lightning-quick lemon twisting.