Bartending is a deceptively simple science of measuring proper proportions, selecting high-quality ingredients, and identifying genie-containing bottles. Don't waste a wish with today's Groupon: for $67, you get a one-day, four-hour bartending course from Pacific Bartending School in Torrance (a $150 value). These Groupon-only classes are offered Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with dates to be determined as applicants enroll.
Whether exploring new job opportunities or seeking to delight party guests, tumbler tippers soak up intensive instruction in the ancient arts of social lubrication at Pacific Bartending School. A cocktail coach with over a quarter-century of experience presides over these four-hour courses, initiating incipient sipsmiths in mixology, the perfect pour, and quick-draw soda-gun standoffs. A maximum of 14 students may attend each session, allowing each to work at a full, realistically organized bar station as they pour their way through a bandolier of cocktail recipes.
Pacific Bartending School
The state-licensed certificate courses at Pacific Bartending School provide students with the skills and the resources needed to work behind a bar, regardless of their previous knowledge or experience. In addition to learning how to pour drinks and accessorize them with garnishes or handbags, attendees will study roughly 150 basic cocktail recipes as well as the defining flavors and characteristics of the liquors and liqueurs used to make them. Instructors use audio-visual technology to supplement their lessons, and they keep class sizes small to guarantee every student their own workstation to practice at. Afterward, graduates may attend any of the school's complimentary refresher courses or seek assistance with job placement and resumè writing.