Student of the bartending course preparing a cocktail in the bar area.

Four weeks. Countless new skills. One unforgettable experience.

On our world-class International Bartender Course, you’ll get six months of professional training in just four weeks. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also meet a whole new group of friends, get access to heaps of career opportunities and discover what you’re really made of. 

So whether you’re keen for a career change, a life-changing experience or if you just want to shake things up a bit, you might find what you’re looking for in our bartending course.

Limited time only: To help Australia’s bartending community through this tough time, we’re awarding scholarships to new EBS Sydney students. If you’re eligible, you could save up to 40% on your International Bartender Course. Apply now.

The world’s most popular bartender course

Since 1999, we’ve trained over 70,000 students. And 98% of them would recommend the course to their friend (that’s a lot of happy customers).

70,000+ students

Since 1999, we’ve trained over 70,000 students. And 98% of them would recommend the course to their friend (that’s a lot of happy customers).

Becoming a top bartender is about more than just quality training. We organise loads of day trips, activities and parties, so you can get to know your coursemates, build your self confidence and have an all-round awesome time.

So much more than a course

Becoming a top bartender is about more than just quality training. We organise loads of day trips, activities and parties, so you can get to know your coursemates, build your self confidence and have an all-round awesome time.

With our exclusive job platform EBS MatchStaff, you’ll get first pick of the industry’s best bartending jobs after graduation. And with hundreds of jobs in Australia and the rest of the world, you can choose your own adventure.

Find work straight away

With our exclusive job platform EBS MatchStaff, you’ll get first pick of the industry’s best bartending jobs after graduation. And with hundreds of jobs in Australia and the rest of the world, you can choose your own adventure.

Two students cooperating during an activity of the bartending course.

Training that sticks

We’re not fans of sitting at a desk memorising recipes all day. We think you learn more when you’re actually having fun – and that’s what our training is all about.

We set up an authentic bar environment, where you’ll whip up drinks behind our state-of-the-art bar stations, take part in activities and learn from your coursemates and instructors. So once you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to jump behind any bar, wherever you end up.

Embrace life as an EBS student

Make new memories

Have incredible experiences that’ll stick with you

Get a whole new group of mates

Meet new people from all over the world, who’ll become lifelong friends

Explore somewhere new

Study at one of our 28 destinations across the world

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Experience home from a different angle

Discover a side to Australia you’ve never seen before

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Live with your coursemates

Stay in our EBS accommodation

It was the best experience in my life and I found my passion for bartending...

The mentors were incredibly enthusiastic and knew there stuff inside and out...

Graham Hartnett

I will start by saying that this course has been one the best decisions i...

Tobias Grennes

The high level of the instructors and the beautiful spirit that this school...

Martina Annunzuata
Martina Annunzuata

Take this course if you're really interested in bartending.

Sarah Flandy

You learn so much in one month and you have so much fun.

Emiliano Bianchi
Emiliano Bianchi

See how fun learning can be

Hands-on training

Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks

Real bar environment

Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar

Purpose-built schools

Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres

Expert instructors

Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy

The fun factor

From games to competitions, there’s never a dull moment

What you’ll learn

We believe you learn best by doing, not revising. So you’ll be spending most of your time behind our state-of-the-art bar stations crafting cocktails and taking part in activities. After this training, you’ll feel right at home behind any bar, anywhere in the world. Here’s a taste of what you’ll cover:

  • Mixing drinks
  • Tasting sessions
  • Masterclasses
  • Working, craft and exhibition flair
  • Free pour

Get familiar with all the techniques used by the pros, like building, shaking, training, stirring, muddling, rolling and layering. You’ll also know exactly what equipment to use, from the glasses to the shakers and strainers

Have fun getting to grips with all the fundamental bartending techniques like building, stirring, shaking, straining, rolling, layering and muddling. You’ll also become familiar with bar equipment including what glasses to use, different types of ice, shakers, strainers and more.

By the end of this training, cocktails will be your bread and butter. You’ll learn over 65 cocktail recipes, from the classics to the cutting-edge. And during the mixology workshops and the cocktail competition, you’ll even get the chance to design your own.

Forget everything you know about spirits – you’ll cover the history, production methods and uses for all kinds of spirits. So after the course, you can impress your customers (or just your mates) with your new, extensive knowledge.

Before you become a professional bartender, you have to learn all about alcohol laws. In this unit, we’ll cover age limits in different countries, units and measurements, responsible consumption and service techniques.

Find work easily with the EBS job platform

Once you graduate, you’ll get free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff. With this, you’ll be first in line for the best jobs in the industry. This exclusive online platform will connect you with top bars, restaurants and clubs all over the world, putting hundreds of exciting job opportunities at your fingertips.

World-class training. Designed by the best in the business.

The International Bartender Course is the world’s most developed bartender programme. The course has been meticulously designed to produce confident, highly skilled bartenders in a short space of time.

 

For the past 20 years, we’ve been reviewing and updating our course, keeping it in-line with current practices and upholding the high standards we’re known for. Our course is designed by five world-renowned bartending experts who make sure students receive training unmatched by any other bar school.

Relax, We’ve Got You Covered

Yes! You can choose to stay at EBS accommodation. Most of our students stay with us as it's the best way to socialise during the course.

Check out the school pages to find out more about individual accommodation.

Students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to the school.

Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.

Yes! You can book the course now and spread the cost. 

Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each. 

Our International Bartender Course takes place over 4 weeks. During this time, you’ll enjoy hands-on training with our experienced instructors, workshops, masterclasses and plenty of social activities.

Most schools organise awesome activities to make sure you have the best possible EBS experience. You could tour a distillery, go scuba diving, go to a theme park, or visit world-famous attractions! All of the activities are optional as they are outside of course hours but we recommend that you take part as they make your time with EBS even more unforgettable.

Course Highlights

Schools

for the International Bartender Course

Choose your course language

Danish
English
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Speyside
Stockholm
Sydney
Vienna
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Europe’s most diverse and fascinating city that is fuelled by canals and cocktails 24/7.

Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Austria’s premier ski and spa town hosts this super exclusive course right before the ski season.

English
Barcelona

Barcelona

The beach city that has it all; famous sights, epic nightlife, shopping, and stunning scenery.

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

Home to unbeatable nights out, remarkable history, and a unique urban culture.

English, German
Cape Town

Cape Town

A city of once-in-a-lifetime experiences; explore wildlife reserves, catch the best waves, and see unparalleled beauty.

English, German, French
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

The effortlessly cool Danish capital is renowned for its good food, laidback culture and impressive architecture.

English
Dublin

Dublin

A picturesque and vibrant city that has a rich bartending history and amazing nightlife.

English, French
Jalisco

Jalisco

Discover agave fields, multiple tequila and mezcal distilleries, and the local culture

English
Kos

Kos

The stunning Greek island that offers you white sandy beaches, activities, and exceptional nightlife.

English, French, Swedish
London

London

One of the world’s most iconic, international, and individual cities where bartending is king.

English, Spanish, French, Italian, German
Madrid

Madrid

Spain’s cosmopolitan-cocktail city with world-famous museums and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Spanish, English, Italian
Mallorca

Mallorca

Explore the beautiful city of Palma, relax on secluded beaches, and experience Magaluf nightlife

English, Spanish, French
Miami

Miami

Stroll down South Beach, party in the world’s best clubs, and check out the amazing graffiti.

English
Milan

Milan

Check out the fashion capital of the world, awe-inspiring buildings, and eat mouth-watering food.

Italian, English
New York

New York

Experience The City That Never Sleeps, snap the famous sights, and drink outstanding cocktails.

English, French, Italian
Paris

Paris

Take in the wonders of the city, taste the best wine and cheese, and fall in love with the cocktail culture.

French, English
Phuket

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island is one of the world’s best party hotspots and a traveller’s dream location.

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Rome

Rome

Italy’s capital offers culture unlike any other, fantastic food, and amazing architecture.

Italian, English, Spanish, French
Speyside

Speyside

Live at the Glenfiddich distillery and discover everything about single malt whisky

Stockholm

Stockholm

Island hop around the capital of modern design or have a drink on a floating bar.

English, Swedish
Sydney

Sydney

Explore this buzzing international city, relax on sun-drenched beaches, and experience nature at its best.

English
Vienna

Vienna

The Austrian capital is a majestic city renowned for its beautiful palaces, thriving culture and opulent coffee houses.

German, English

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