New England Bartending School

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Students slide behind real bar to mix & pour popular drinks in classes with job-placement assistance & unlimited refresher courses

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Promotional value expires Nov 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. Special-event courses valid only at Boston location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bartenders are humanity’s best hope for wiping out such modern scourges as dry whistle, pessimistic perceptions of half-empty glasses, and single vision. Save the world from the terrifying visions of sobriety with today’s Groupon to New England Bartending School, redeemable in Boston and Tewksbury. Choose between the following options:

Novelty & Special-event courses take place every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boston location only. Students of the certification course also receive a laminated drink list and a detailed bartenders’ manual as a downloadable PDF.

New England Bartending School instructs wannabe watering-hole workers in the thirst-slaking art of sips and swigs via its ServSafe Alcohol program, which prepares students for the school’s online certification process. During each class on the flexible schedule, a professional gulp guru doles out hands-on guidance behind a fully functioning bar—everything is real except the simulated alcohol and the actor playing the frazzled concert promoter. The liquor lessons cover tipsy-making tonics on a glass-by-glass basis, starting with the oft-used highball before moving on to martini glasses and finally the oft-neglected princess slipper. Students will also master other aspects of effective bartending, such as how to spin the bottle in the air before pouring and how to sift all the gold out of a bottle of Goldschläger.

In addition to teaching about the ingredients and proportions of notable potables, the New England Bartending School also helps out with job placement and interview coaching. New England Bartending School belongs to a network of 96 affiliated bartending schools, and students can always take unlimited refresher refreshment courses for no additional charge.

Though New England Bartending School sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Customer Reviews

The instructor was really good. She had an excellent background, and I really enjoyed the course.
Yomerys D. · November 11, 2012
Brenda was an excellent instructor at the Tewksbury, MA location. Loved her Saturday classes!! My friend and I took the class for something to do (I have a bar in my basement) and fully enjoyed ourselves. One recommendation is to purchase a few more glasses and "fake" garnishes. Once again, had a great time!
Gary W. · March 21, 2012
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    884 Main St.

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876


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    142 Berkeley St.

    4th Floor

    Boston, Massachusetts 02116


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