Thanks for asking, I graduated from bartending school in Las Vegas in
1998. I am a novice at Flair Bartending but I do know a few tricks.
Book won't help, stick with the videos. It's likely that the local
bartending school nearest your home offers training in the
neighborhood of $200-400 for a series of classes. This would include
the basic supplies you'll need to learn.
Here's the best resources available on the Internet:
This site has tons of resources and tutorial DVD's for sale.
Here's where to start:
..."1st Level Flair Bartender Training Series. Designed for bartenders
who want to take their first step to becoming a professional
Flairtender. (0-2 years flair bartending experience recommended)..."
Here's the page with all their products:
The Flair School
..."offers free basic online flair training and flair tutorials for
those interested in starting out in the 'art' of performance
This site is aimed at the beginner or novice flairer who would like to
find out more about the performance bartending, this site offers
online flair moves for you to learn..."
..."This site is intended to help you make more money by showing you
some easy tricks and giving you some pointers that all the pro's use.
The fire breathing techniques are very basic, they are intended for
you to start with the basic then progress as you gain confidence..."
Don't miss this Fire Breathing tutorial at ProTender:
Here's a great interview with Scott Young, creator of the Extreme
Bartending Training Series (above)
BarMagic - Store
This looks fantastic:
Flairco Training DVD Box Set (4th down)
..."The new Flairco DVD box set has replaced our previous training
videos will all new content. The four titles build up from an
introductory level, to an intermediate level and finish with an
advanced level. One title is even devoted to real magic and bar
tricks. Also included are special features and bloopers that need to
be seen to be believed. To watch the trailers from all four titles,
please visit our new trailers page..."
BottlesUp! has some reasobly prices videos:
MTE - The Art of Bartending
The Authentic Bartender
This site has training bottles (shatterproof) to hone your skills...
Here's more Flair bottles:
Books, DVD's and more...
Webtender has a few other links to check out, although I found most of
the good ones already:
Here's their main page: http://www.webtender.com/
If you need clarification, please don't hesitate to ask, I'd love an
excuse to poke around looking for more stuff for you!
Hope this helps!
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