If you host private parties, you are typically looking for something different to do each time. Whether it is a unique afternoon to treat your employees to, like a team building event, or just a group of you looking for a fun event… we have you covered. At Fine Art Bartending we teach soon-to-be bartenders from Monday to Thursday which leaves Friday wide open for any events you might be interested in. We can also squeeze in your party on a Saturday or Sunday evening after our Weekend classes wrap up. Typical events we host are
- company team building events
- birthday parties
- bachelorette parties
- holiday parties
- office parties
What Happens in These Private Events?
Over the course of a few hours we your group through some bartending basics. On top of those basics, we outline a few things to watch your bartenders for, including
- How to pour an ounce.
- How to mix a drink, four different ways
- What new cocktails you should try out, plus what classic cocktails you should know
At Fine Art Bartending, for more than 40 years we have been teaching bartenders in Vancouver. We know how to both teach beginners in how to become great bartenders, as well as entertain groups with quick 2-3 hour class. If your group of 8 to 16 people is interested in ‘playing bartender’ for a couple hours then we have the space for you!
When Can We Have Our Private Bartending Event?
For Private Events on Fridays
Friday is our only class-free day. This means whatever 2.5 hour timeslot works for you will also work for us. Again, round up your coworkers and confirm how many might be interested in doing something like a fun bartending class as a great group activity.
Saturdays and Sundays
We typically have our regular Weekend classes from 12-4PM. If you want to get the party started with a couple hours starting at 5PM… we can make that happen. The great thing is the class will finish with lots of time for you all to explore Gastown for cocktails, or Yaletown for a later dinner.
Saturdays and Sundays Private Parties During the week
We finish our day classes at 3PM, and start our night classes at 6PM. If you can wrangle your group together for a 3PM start… we can sandwich in your private bartending group class almost anytime. Send us a note and we can let you know availability. At certain times of the year, team building events start to fill up many of these between class times. We will of course do our best to accommodate you though.
In addition, we do have all Monday evenings available. If you’re thinking Thursday, we only have every third Thursday evening available so check with us on Thursday evening options for your private class.
Where is Fine Art Bartending?
The bartending school is downtown on Pender Street between Richards and Homer. Located at 432 W Pender, we are just a few minutes walking distance from Waterfront Station. This puts us really close to restaurants, pubs and clubs for the next stop in your afternoon or evening of fun. Transit is the best option to get to us. Taxis and Uber will get you to us as well.
Come by and check out the space. We are around from noon to 3PM most days. Pop your head in and have a look, or just check us out on Instagram.
What is the Cost?
For private parties, we do $350+GST for the space plus $35+GST per person. For a group of 12 people, that would be $350 + 10 people @ $35pp = $700 plus GST. Send us an email at in[email protected] and please include the following details
- preferred date
- the expected number of people
We also do our Intro to Whiskies Class if you’re interested. We can do that at your location too!