Bartenders are the chemists of the service industry, knowing precisely how much crème de menthe it takes to make a volcano explode. Practice the science of fine-liqueur melting points with today’s Groupon at the Seattle Bartending College in Bellevue. Choose between two class options:
- For $59, you get the Intro to Bartending course (a $140 value).
- For $59, you get the Specialty Cocktails course (a $140 value).
Fledgling mixologists can gain practical, hands-on experience from Seattle Bartending College’s fun and illuminating three-hour courses. Expert bartenders with years of service experience take the helm during the Intro to Bartending class, guiding beginners through basic pouring and product knowledge, shaking skills, and tips on rigging in-house jukeboxes. The Specialty Cocktail course teaches drink-specific techniques, allowing students to stir up crowd favorites, including martinis, manhattans, cosmos, and sidecars. Using nonalcoholic ingredients from the mock bar, students can sample a selection of common drinks before testing them out at jury-duty afterparties.
For the more serious cocktail mixers, either option can instead be used as a credit towards the Full Certification course ($335). The complete course includes 14 hands-on bartending lessons, a bartending textbook, job placement assistance, and more.
Four Citysearchers give Seattle Bartending College a five-star average:
- I had a blast during my two weeks at SBC. The instructors are top notch professionals with plenty of real world experience. – PrinceKermit
- If you're interested in a career in bartending, or are like me and simple wanted to increase your personal knowledge about the art of bartending, I forward my highest recommendation for this course. – GS75
Seattle Bartending College
Through hands-on training and practice sessions in a mock bar, Seattle Bartending College's experienced team of instructors has trained new generations of cocktail crafters and beer pourers since 1980. Broken into 14 sections, classes cover more than 100 types of alcohol, recipes for 150 drinks, and how to master freehand pouring and measuring techniques rather than arduously transferring booze from bottle to glass with a pipette. Along with the nitty-gritty of creating beverages, teachers refine their pupils' customer-service skills, and collaborate with local distilleries and breweries for in-depth seminars on their products. Instructors schedule class in one-week, two-week, or weekend sessions, allowing students to take refresher courses or repeat any class as often as they need. Once students earn their certification and license, the college's staff helps them secure local and nationwide jobs with resume-writing assistance, interview practice, and job leads.