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.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for a mixology class for two (a $198 value)
- $179 for a mixology class for four (a $396 value)
- $229 for a complete bartending course (a $475 value)
During the four-hour mixology class, held Saturday or Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., instructors deepen students' cocktail repertoire with seasonally appropriate recipes. The complete bartending course goes more in depth, as pupils amass up to 32 hours of instruction over one of two periods: four hours on Monday–Thursday evenings for two weeks, or six hours on Saturday for four straight weeks. Throughout the course, teachers cover all the essential skills of real-life bartending.
Wright Drink Bartending School
The Air Force relies on flight simulators to train its recruits, avoiding risking young lives and expensive equipment as their pilots learn the ropes in a nonlethal environment. Why, then, shouldn't bartenders learn their own dangerous, high-stakes craft by simulating the real thing? At Wright Drink Bartending School, students learn to mix concoctions at an artificial bar in the school's loft, preparing them for the fast-paced rigours of slinging drinks by recreating the typical work environment. Beyond simple mixology, classes impart the more nuanced skills necessary to the job, such as managing space, mastering an in-depth liquor vocabulary, and dealing with troublesome customers by alerting the police with a high-pitched scream.