Sipping cocktails and socializing have become some of man's top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Learn to mix and mingle with today's Groupon: for $80, you get a mixology class from the San Francisco School of Bartending (a $160 value), which will be held at Coda.
In Mixology for the Alcohol Enthusiast, students learn the art of cocktail creation from a seasoned mixologist. Beginning with the basics of the bar kit, mixology gives students hands-on experience with shaking, straining, pouring, and guzzling custom cocktails. Learning is made easy with historical anecdotes, recipes, expert instruction, and a real nightclub bar at which to practice. After concocting two drinks, students can swig their own creations with the 19 other enthusiastic cocktail lovers in the class. Leave Coda with all the brain ammo necessary to concoct perfectly balanced mixed drinks and a bar kit containing a hawthorn strainer, shaker, glass, spoon, and jigger.
The San Francisco School of Bartending's mixology class allows students to take part in two grand traditions of humanity—drinking and mixing stuff together and then drinking—without the danger of accidentally making a mayonnaise cocktail. Ante up and learn to dole out a winning recipe no matter which alcoholic cards you're dealt with this informative session. Classes are held most Saturday afternoons from noon to 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Over all [sic] the 2 week course is one I recommend and there is everything at SFSOB that you will be guided with. The job placement program was also very helpful in finding me my all my bartending gigs. – Katrina V., Yelp
- I really enjoyed taking classes here. I learned so much on the basics of bartending. The instructors really created a fun, hands on bartending curriculum. – DEiDRE, Yahoo Local
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.