October 14, 2015

Bartending: basics and beyond - Oct 17, 2015 @ 3pm

Do you think bartending is cool? Perhaps you know a few cocktails and want to learn more. Maybe you are looking for a side job to shake things up. Whatever the reason, if you have an interest in bartending or mixology, this is for you.

We will start from the beginning and cover the topic of bartending fully. You will learn bar tools, drink recipes, technique, history, and so much more. You will also experience what schools can't teach, the flavors and smells of many different liquors.

This class serves two main purposes, to pass on my accumulated knowledge and to lighten my bar stockpile before an extended trip. The presentation will be recorded and made available at no additional fee. The only thing that this class won't provide is a license.


  • five cocktails
  • recipe e-flashcards
  • recorded presentation
  • shake/pour lessons

The space can only accommodate around 20 people, but I don't feel like excluding anyone, so this will be a first-come first-serve event. However, if you want to guarantee a seat, email me beforehand.

I have decided to not "charge" for the event. However, time and liquor are being donated and the recommended "tips" are below:

5-10 attendees: $50 per
10-15 attendees: $40 per
15-20 attendees: $30 per

Additional Info:
The class should last 3-4 hours, there will be slides interlaced with hands-on practice.

Obviously, this is a 21+ event and drinks will be served by a licensed bartender.

Eat something beforehand, light snacks will be available, but a meal is recommended.

Finally, please arrange for a ride or plan on staying until you are safe to drive.


Speaker Bio:
Salt has been bartending for nearly three years at restaurants, campouts, and private events. He graduated from Holland America's cruise ship mixology course and ABC Bartending School. A Seattle local and life-long hacker, he has presented on topics in the fields of linux, security, and windsports.

At the end of October, Salt is leaving the US to bartend his way from Western Europe to China. This trip marks the end of his studies at the University of Washington and eight years of organizing the Greater Seattle Linux Users Group.

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