Shake things up with today's side deal: for $45, you get a rookie bartending class at The Diamond (a $90 value). Classes are held Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The Diamond's rookie bartender seminars help avid amateur cocktailers and home bartenders improve their drink-slinging technique to impress friends, family, and house-bar flies alike. Courses are taught by award-winning bartenders and will include an initial demonstration of six artfully constructed cocktails, followed by a student-tasting of the samples. Once students have swilled the lovely libations, they'll be expertly guided in constructing their choice of two of the demonstrated cocktails. Classes are typically centred on a rotating theme and include such sessions as whiskey cocktails, classics, gin cocktails, and vodka drinks, among others.
Must be 19 or older. Students should not drive themselves to and from classes for safety reasons.
- With a room that just feels right, infinitely inventive cocktails, and people that are both engaged and engaging, all at a price that will leave you with change to take a taxi on home, The Diamond is the kind of place you'll find yourself returning to over and over again. – Cassandra Anderton, Martini Boys
- The accomplished barmen are the right mix of friendly, flirty and fun, not to mention a joy to watch in action. – Degan Beley, Timing and Delivery