Throughout our country’s history, the local bartender has acted as neighborhood therapist, weekend party planner, and—during a brief period of anarchy in 1871—the King of Florida. Reign supreme behind the bar with today’s Groupon to Raleigh Bartending School. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a four-hour introductory mixology class (a $150 value).
- For $139, you get a bartending-certification course (a $299 value).<p>
The professional instructors at Raleigh Bartending School eagerly impart their pouring wisdom on casual learners and up-and-coming barkeeps. A four-hour mixology class presents an opening slice of the full-certification course, giving pupils a sampling of the tricks and techniques needed for successful liquid slinging in a fun, hands-on environment. The full-certification course prepares students to serve alcohol responsibly, maximize tip revenue, and identify and halt bar-joke setups before they come to earth-rending fruition. Students watch demonstrations from professional instructors and build their bar cred with hands-on experience, learning hundreds of cocktail recipes, business skills, and bar setup.
After completing an intensive one- or two-week course, graduates earn the legal ability to serve alcohol for fun and profit and gain access to the school’s job-placement program, as well as the right to serve as official judicator for all small-claims bar bets. Classes operate on a flexible schedule based around student availability.