Professional bartenders know that the best cocktails are made of three parts liquor, two parts mixer, and one part crazy straw. Learn more tricks of the trade with today’s Groupon to Professional Bartenders School. Choose between the following options:
- For $159, you get a two-week Professional Mixology course, which includes registration and tuition (a $495 value). This option is available at the San Diego and San Marcos locations.
- For $69, you get a six-hour Introduction to Bartending course, which includes registration and tuition (a $195 value). This option is exclusively available at the San Diego location.
Professional Bartenders School mixes a cocktail of curricula in courses that impart hands-on learning for responsibly serving popular drinks at prime locations. The six-hour introductory session dips burgeoning barkeeps’ toes into waters ripe with financial opportunity, thick with colorful characters, and teeming with maraschino cherries. Students learn to craft more than 25 popular and traditional cocktails, as well as familiarize themselves with various liquor libations and wine vintages. Alcohol awareness and customer-service training aims to instill confidence behind the bar, helping barkeeps deal with unpleasant patrons without having to resort to calling the bouncer or serving them unfuzzed Fuzzy Navels.
The comprehensive two-week training program lets drink-pouring pupils concoct 150 drink recipes at the school’s replica bar and study skills such as bottle flair. The program also includes a free refresher course and lifetime job-placement assistance for graduates.
Professional Bartenders School
In bar classrooms outfitted with real equipment and experienced instructors, the students at Professional Bartenders School learn to mix, pour, and serve their way into the barkeeping industry. Courses ranging from six hours to two weeks instill pupils with the tenets of professional drinksmanship, such as free pouring, drink recipes, and customer service. Students fill glasses with spurts from soda guns, simulated liquor from real bottles, and garnishes carved from organic plastic lemons as they learn drink recipes and mixing techniques. Upon certification, newly minted bartenders receive lifetime job-placement help, with access to a database of hospitality employers.