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 $49, you get an introductory mixology class (a $150 value).
- For $199, you get a bartending-certification course (a $499 value).<p>
The introductory mixology class generally takes place for three-to-four hours over one day, while students may choose to take the 30-to-40-hour bartending-certification course over the course of one or two weeks.<p>
The professional instructors at Raleigh Bartending School eagerly impart their pouring wisdom on casual learners and up-and-coming barkeeps. A three-to-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 30-to-40-hour 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.