Advanced Bar Skills

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Location: East Village
399 Lafayette St
(At E 4th St)
New York, New York 10003
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Advanced
  • Age Requirements: 21 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this bartending class:

This class is designed for enthusiasts who want to move beyond cocktail basics and delve into serious technique with an eye toward hospitality, multitasking, speed, and service.

So you’ve taken a bunch of cocktail classes and are ready to step up your bartending game. Want to know what it’s like to really work behind a bar, or just want to learn how improve your home bartending game? We’ll cover the qualities that make a great host and bartender, how to set up your space for success, and how to design cocktails for efficiency and taste. We’ll hop behind the bar, practice shaking and stirring multiple cocktails simultaneously, and will make drinks for ‘bar guests’ and for the ‘service bar.’

We will discuss technique, speed and efficiency as we lead you on your way to shaking and stirring like a pro (all while sampling a multitude of delicious cocktails, of course).

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Purchases can be exchanged for full credit up to 72 hours prior to a class or event. Under no circumstances will a credit be issued fewer than 72 hours prior to an event. There are no exceptions. However, you are free to transfer your space in the class or event to a friend, family member or colleague. Simply let him or her know to use your name at the door and provide him or her with your email confirmation as proof of your transfer.

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Astor Center
East Village
399 Lafayette St
At E 4th St
New York, New York 10003

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School: Astor Center

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Reviews of Classes at Astor Center

(5 Reviews)

Attended: Cocktails for a Crowd: Holiday Entertaining

We had a lot of fun. Bought it as a gift for a friend. Drinks were very different and interesting and gave us ideas for the holidays. I only wished they had some stools for us to sit on. That would have made it a bit more comfortable. The kitchen itself was a great space. Really enjoyed interacting with the other participants and tasting each other's drinks. Teacher seemed a bit uncomfortable with the presentation, but was very knowledgable and friendly. She needs to polish her skills a bit.

Attended: Aw, Shucks: A Hands-On Oyster Primer

Really great information. And delicious oysters too!

Attended: The Cocktail Lab - A Hands-On Workshop

The class was a very nice introduction to the Bartending / Mixologist world with an history of the cocktails, an introduction to the tools and the grand final a surprise cocktail to create by small group. Our host was great and entertaining, his family and own team being there too to assist the attendee with some suggestion for their cocktails. A great moment and I will for sure come back

Attended: The Elements of Wine

Informative for beginners , short n sweet , fun and some good wine to taste!

Attended: Speak like a Sommelier: Learning the Language of Wine

May was a wonderful teacher. A great class for anyone who wants to "dip their toe" into the vast wine arena. Highly recommend.

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