Experienced bartenders are capable of pulling off elaborate liquor bottle tricks, like juggling them or slamming one against the bar to make a loud noise. Raise the bar with this Groupon.
$299 for a 35-Hour Bartending-Certificate Course ($625 Value)
Bartenders learn 150 cocktail recipes as well as skills such as drink blending, bar setup, and garnish preparation in the 35-hour course, which culminates in a nationally recognized certificate. To augment classroom time, students can spend unlimited mini shifts behind the bar at a nightclub. The course includes a bartender manual, ongoing job-placement aid, and unlimited refresher courses. For more details and scheduling options, see the course page.
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San Francisco School of Bartending
Stepping behind the bar at a nightclub typically results in being escorted off the premises. For students of San Francisco School of Bartending, however, it often results in a job. The school complements its 35-hour bartender certification course with mini shifts at a nightclub, where students learn to manage a crowded bar without responding “no” to every order. In classroom sessions, meanwhile, students learn the tricks of the trade, such as how to set up a bar, blend drinks, and free pour. Beyond directly drink-related skills, they also learn to properly handle money and craft compelling resumés. The flexible class times accommodate all schedules, and graduates can return to the school for unlimited job-placement aid.