Become a confident bartender in just 4 weeks.

Whether you want to build an exciting career, earn money while studying or travelling or you simply want to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, our International Bartender Course will get you there – and you’ll have a lot of fun along the way!

This is the world’s most popular bartender course, provided by the world’s largest bartender school.

Taught in English and other languages. Available in 28 schools across 5 continents.

The world’s most popular bartender course

With a fun-filled training programme, unique experiences, cool accommodation, the best instructors and great prospects after the course, it’s no surprise that 98% of students would recommend the course to a friend.

50,000+ satisfied students

With a fun-filled training programme, unique experiences, cool accommodation, the best instructors and great prospects after the course, it’s no surprise that 98% of students would recommend the course to a friend.

You might arrive at EBS alone, but you’ll leave with new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. We organise a range of day trips, weekend activities and parties to make sure you have the best time possible.

Much more than just a course

You might arrive at EBS alone, but you’ll leave with new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. We organise a range of day trips, weekend activities and parties to make sure you have the best time possible.

Get free access to our online job platform, EBS MatchStaff. Browse and apply for hundreds of amazing job opportunities at top bars, restaurants, clubs and venues all over the world.

Access our exclusive job platform

Get free access to our online job platform, EBS MatchStaff. Browse and apply for hundreds of amazing job opportunities at top bars, restaurants, clubs and venues all over the world.

A unique training programme

At EBS, we believe the fun factor is fundamental when it comes to learning. You won’t be sitting at a desk all day memorising cocktail recipes, you’ll be behind our state-of-the-art bar stations making drinks, taking part in lively activities and having fun with your coursemates and instructors. We create an authentic bar environment with music playing and orders flowing to fully prepare you for a career in hospitality. Through our unique, hands-on training methods, you’ll gain the winning confidence and star quality to stand out from the bartending competition.

By the end of your course, you’ll be perfectly prepared for a fun, social career as a bartender, anywhere in the world.

Embrace life with EBS!

Make memories

Enjoy some unforgettable new experiences

Make friends for life

Make friends with people from all over the world and broaden your horizons

Travel to new places

Choose one of our 28 incredible school destinations

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Have an adventure at home

Discover your city or country from a new angle

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Live with coursemates

Stay in our fantastic accommodation facilities

I had the time of my life at EBS Barcelona International bartending course...

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I had an absolute wonderful time during the 4 week international course.

The instructors were funny, professional. We learned tons of cool stuff.

The perfect combination of learning and fun.

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 Will Learn

As the saying goes, practise makes perfect so at EBS, you’ll spend most of your time behind our state-of-the-art bar stations making drinks and taking part in fun activities. We create an authentic bar environment with music playing and orders flowing to fully prepare you for a career in hospitality. This includes:

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

We teach you exactly how to become a bartender. It’s about so much more than mixing drinks. It requires a diverse skill set. You’ve got to have impeccable social skills as well as technical expertise and the ability to multitask and work under pressure. We’ll give you a clear insight into the role of the bartender and how you can be the very best.

  • Bartender responsibilities 
  • Service skills 
  • Personal presentation and teamwork
  • Presentation and hygiene 
  • Opening and closing procedures

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.

We’ll teach you the fundamentals of creating the perfect cocktail. You’ll learn how to make more than 65 international cocktails from mojitos and mai tais to bloody marys, espresso martinis and lots more during your time with us. You’ll also get to design your own unique cocktail during our mixology workshops and a lively cocktail competition. You’ll be tested on different cocktails each day and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practise (and taste!) them.

Impress your customers with your impressive spirit knowledge spanning vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whisky, to name just a few. You’ll learn about the different spirits and liqueurs from their history to production and flavouring techniques.

Learn the basics of alcohol law. This unit covers the legal age for alcohol consumption in different countries, alcohol units, responsible consumption and service techniques. This is essential knowledge for your bartending career.

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

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
New York
Oslo
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.

English
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.

German, English
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, Spanish
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Take your bartender course in Danish, have the experience of a lifetime and start working straight away!

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, Italian, French, 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

French, English, Spanish
Miami

Miami

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

English, French, Italian
Milan

Milan

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

Italian, English, Spanish, German
New York

New York

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

English, French, German, Italian
Oslo

Oslo

Float down a fjord in the morning and swish down a ski slope in the afternoon.

English
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, Italian, Spanish
Phuket

Phuket

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

English, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish
Rome

Rome

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

Italian, English, French, Spanish
Speyside

Speyside

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

English
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

Choose your course language