Cocktail Classes


The cocktail resurgence is in full swing. Interest in quality spirits and classic cocktails has been growing exponentially in the last few years, yet it is very hard to learn more and be completely submerged in this trend. Much of the information online is misleading and often incorrect. Many cocktail bars get too busy for questions, or–let’s be honest–be a little tight-lipped when it comes to passing down their knowledge. This is where Wisdom's cocktail classes come into play.

A veteran industry expert focuses their time and energy on you and your questions during the hour and a half long class. As D.C.’s first dedicated cocktail bar and the first to offer educational class, we have taught thousands of customers of all backgrounds. We are confident our classes are the best!

Each private class is held in our new VIP room at the bar and can be catered to your preference. Most popular is the general class where an instructor walks the students through booze basics, starting with when and how liquor came into existence. Complicated processes like fermentation and distillation are presented in a fun and accessible manner. Learn the difference between making tequila and gin, among other basic facts. The instructor then moves onto the amazing secrets of vermouth, revealing how versatile the spirit is through generous samples. Next comes everything you wanted to know about whiskey through a deconstruction, the perfect segue to a classic Manhattan cocktail. Students learn about bitters, as well. To finish the general class, the instructor will break down the most iconic and least understood cocktail, the Martini.

Be prepared to change your drinking life forever!

 The Fine Print

Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend the class, you must notify us a minimum of 72 hours before the class takes place. We allow a one-time, penalty-free change of date because we understand things happen. That class must be rescheduled within 30 days. If you cancel the rescheduled class or are a no show you will forfeit the cost of the class.




Wisdom offers private Mixology Classes at the bar! These classes are great for the novice and intermediate home Mixologist.


We also sell gift certificates for classes! Your lucky recipient(s) may schedule a class at their convenience and according to their schedule for six months after purchase.


2-3 persons = $99/Person
4-5 Persons = $95/Person
6-8 Persons = $89/Person
(2 person minimum. Classes of ten and more are possible but are subject to additional costs and scheduled on a case by case basis.)

**Price includes lessons, ingredients, gratuity and plenty of drinks!**


To reserve & purchase a class please look at the upcoming classes below and follow the link. Price is for two people.

For large classes, to redeem or purchase gift certificates, or for any questions please email us at with "Cocktail Classes" in the Subject line.  


Friday, November 30 at 8:00 pm
(Only 2 spots left!)
Contact to reserve

Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 pm
(Only 4 spots left!)