Beer Tasting

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Wine & Chocolate Tasting

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Bartending 101 Classes

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Craft Beer Tasting:

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With valid ID, join us for a relaxing tasting where you will sample a variety of eight different craft beers.

The Deal

Single Option: 35.00 per person
Two Person Option: $70.00 per pair
Four Person Option: $100.00 for party of four

Sangria Making Class:

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Over the course of 2 hours learn how to make up to 7 different flavored sangrias by the glass, with you as the bartender. When most people think of Sangria, they think red. We like to think outside the box by having you make mostly white sangrias.

The Deal

Single Option: $50.00 per person
Two Person Option: $100.00 per pair

4 Hour Bartending Quick Mix Certification:

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This is a hands on intro course where you learn the fundamentals of bartending along with 40 to 50 old and new school drinks.

The Deal

Single Option: $75.00 per person
Two Person Option: $150.00 per pair

1 Day Bartending Certification Course:

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This is a hands on full day course where you will learn how create upwards of 60 to 70 drinks. Classes are available weekdays and Saturdays.

The Deal

Single Option: $150.00 per person
Two Person Option: $300.00 per pair

2 Day Bartending Certification Course With Job Placement Assistance:

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Learning hands on is 95% of the battle. With this hands on certification course you learn the proper ways of pouring and how to make modern drinks (mixed in with a few classics) while not getting lectured for hours upon hours with information you will NEVER need.

The Deal

Single Option: $295.00 per person
Two Person Option: $495.00 per pair

Every bar and restaurant has their own way of doing things. Learn the recipes, liquor brand names and choice wines and micro brews, all while earning your certification. When the class has ended we offer unlimited refresher courses and practice for FREE if you feel you need more work along with assistance in job placement.

To sign up for a class call us at 862-438-0385


Bar Academy 101

Bar Academy 101 opened June 2010, with one singular focus. That focus was to bring an affordable, hands on bartending training program to the Northern New Jersey area. Owner Robert C. Troisi, who has nearly 19 years worth of experience and training in the bar industry, has made this his mission. Along the way, we have added more exciting programs and classes like our Wine Education and Wine and Chocolate Pairing classes. Who knew pairing a basic Cabernet and coco bean could be so simple and delicious? We also have Craft Beer Tasting and Beer Eeducation, hands on Sangria Making, and our new and exciting Glass Painting class where we paint, not on canvas, but on bar glasses! No one said running a small business was easy, but boy is it rewarding. Thanks for stopping by Bar Academy 101's Web Site, the place where we make your dreams come true, one drink at a time.

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Kaytlynn K.


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I bought the groupon for the craft beer tasting at Bar Academy 101 for my dad for Christmas this year, and we had a delightful time. The owner, Robert, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about beer. He had pre-selected beers for us to try during this season, and even accommodated a specific taste I had shared with him! It’s a cozy and chill environment, and a great way to try new drinks. I am not a beer person, but leaving this experience I have a newfound appreciation and have even found some beers I like! Thank you, Bar Academy 101!

Mary Beth LV.


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My husband and I attended the Wine and Cheese pairing today. Highly recommend it, and we will be going back again. Great atmosphere. Rob was so easy going and possesses great knowledge to make this experience a fun, informative one. Thoroughly enjoyed it.....great wine selections!

Rebecca F.


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My hubby and I took the cheese and wine pairing class and had a great time with the host and other guests. We're definitely planning on taking a few more of these fun sessions! The ambiance of the room and awesome host made it a great evening.

Komal P.


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You must check this place out!! I bought a living social deal (~$20 pp) for beer tasting. I did not realize how popular this place was - had to wait a month for an available date! The building is weird and borderline sketchy; I was so skeptical walking in. Do not judge based on this! Rob is so friendly and this place is super cute! Nice holiday lighting and cool posters. Very laid back and low key atmosphere. There were 3 mini bar seatings and two high table seatings when I went. We arrived 10 minutes early but had to wait until 10 minutes after the hour to start because people were late. We got a list of the beers we would be tasting. Rob really does make an effort to get to know everyone and he is great at engaging with all the groups during the event. The tasting portions are quite generous! I forgot how many we actually tried but it was a lot..enough to get drunk if you did not each much beforehand. I had so much fun!!! I do agree that there is little interaction between the groups so come with a group of friends.

Rachel R.


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Experienced the wine and chocolate pairing class on a Friday night through a groupon deal. Had a lot of fun. The class was roughly 8 to 10 people. Groups were broken up as you had booked - so there was a table of 4 and a couple of bars set up with two people on each. No real interaction between groups so bring friends you want to talk to!

Be prepared for a fun, low key, relaxing evening. This is not an educational class. Although descriptions are provided, there is no large introductions or discussing the wine or chocolates. All the wines are available locally which is a nice plus if you find something you love. Rob, the owner, is a friendly guy and has set up a nice place.

Just pour, nibble, drink, and enjoy!

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To sign up for a class call us at:
5 South Willow St
2nd Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

During the construction of a new parking deck going up across the street from our location - you could park on South Willow Street or Union Street (located off South Willow Street) residentially for FREE OR by the parking meters located on Bloomfield Avenue.

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Wine and Chocolate Pairing Class

Many people are intimidated by wine’s subtle flavors and endless varieties, but did you know that it’s actually just juice made from vodka-infused grapes? Learn other things my cousin told me about with this Groupon.

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$25 for a wine and chocolate pairing class for one (a $50 value)
$45 for a wine and chocolate pairing class for two (a $100 value)
$79 for a wine and chocolate pairing class for four (a $200 value)
Classes run Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. After learning how chocolate is created, from bean to bar, groups sip six wines paired with one handcrafted chocolate per wine each.

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