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Even if you are a novice, this course will make you capable of working in any bar worldwide.

4 weeks of instructor-led training will guarantee that you finish the course with a complete bartending skill set.

Over 7000  students graduate from this course every year which makes it the world's most popular bartender course. 

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

Over 50,000 People Have Taken This Course

Our International Bartender Course sets the industry standard for bartender courses worldwide. The course is highly rated by some of the biggest alcohol and hospitality companies in the world. The course is respected due to its unique recipe that allows both beginners and experienced bartenders to take the exact same course.

The world’s most popular bartender course

Our International Bartender Course sets the industry standard for bartender courses worldwide. The course is highly rated by some of the biggest alcohol and hospitality companies in the world. The course is respected due to its unique recipe that allows both beginners and experienced bartenders to take the exact same course.

You'll have the time of your life both at the school and after hours. You’ll become friends with international people who love bartending, travelling, and having fun. Many students stay in touch and visit each other long after the course has finished.

Much more than just a course

You'll have the time of your life both at the school and after hours. You’ll become friends with international people who love bartending, travelling, and having fun. Many students stay in touch and visit each other long after the course has finished.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll get free lifetime access to our exclusive job platform EBS MatchStaff. The platform allows you to browse and apply for hundreds of job opportunities from amazing venues all around the world.

Lifetime access to our exclusive job platform

As a graduate of this course, you’ll get free lifetime access to our exclusive job platform EBS MatchStaff. The platform allows you to browse and apply for hundreds of job opportunities from amazing venues all around the world.

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Course Highlights

  • Train behind real bar stations and only use industry-standard equipment.
  • Gain expert knowledge in spirit and liquor history, production, and serving.
  • Get 4 weeks of instructor-led training from highly-experienced instructors.
  • Master over 65 classic and modern cocktail recipes.

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.

Awesome opportunities as a certified EBS bartender

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Travel the world

Take advantage of the endless job opportunities around the globe

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Love what you do

Embrace the social nature of bartending and enjoy a fun work environment

Earn more money

EBS graduates make more money in tips and have better promotion prospects.

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Find work easily

Obtain a globally-recognised certificate and find work as soon as you graduate

Learning at the world’s largest bartender school

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First-class courses

Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.

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Purpose-built schools

Our schools are built for bartender training and only feature professional equipment.

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Outstanding instructors

We have some of the world’s most experienced instructors.

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Unique approach

The perfect combination of a superb education and a life-changing social experience.

Course Content Overview

This course guarantees that you'll learn all of the necessary skills to become a modern bartender

We all have an idea of how the perfect bartender should behave behind the bar. Each situation requires different social skills, technical skills, and a combination of theoretical and technical experience. Our International Bartender Course will cover all of the essential basic skills and break down the bartender’s role for you so that you can achieve everything that is expected of you and more:

  • Bartender responsibilities
  • Guest focus and sense of service
  • Personal representation and teamwork
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Opening and closing procedures

To maintain professional and efficient service a bartender must learn how to utilise a particular set of tools:

  • 10+ Various Glasses and types of Ice
  • 10+ Various Bar tools

There are various methods you can use to create a drink; our bartenders need to be 100% comfortable with all of them:

  • Building
  • Stirring
  • Shaking
  • Straining
  • Rolling
  • Layering
  • Muddling

Learn the basics of alcohol law and legal age for alcohol consumption in different countries. Also understand alcohol units, how alcohol affects the body and responsible service techniques. This is essential knowledge to have for any workplace.

Ever since the 700s, there is evidence that people have distilled their own spirits. We go through the history and production of creating and flavouring liquors:

  • Vodka and aquavit
  • Gin and geneva
  • Rum
  • Tequila and mezcal
  • Whisky and whiskey, and their differences
  • Wine and cognac
  • Liqueurs and bitters
  • Beer and sparkling wine

We truly believe in learning by doing and that’s why 80% of your course is practical training. This training involves:

  • Drink mixing
  • Masterclasses
  • Tastings
  • Working flair and exhibition flair
  • Free pour

In this masterclass, you’ll learn how 4 basic steps can help you to create a heavenly tasting drink. You’ll construct the drinks from scratch using these 4 simple steps:

  • Temperature
  • Balance
  • Flavouring
  • Stretching

Every day of your course you’ll practice creating cocktails with coloured liquid. This allows you to practise time and time again without worrying about waste - which is perfect for beginners. However, on numerous occasions you’ll make cocktails using real spirits so you can understand their balance, appearance and flavour. You’ll also take part in a competition with your fellow classmates so that you can put all of your knowledge into practice and create your own epic cocktail.

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.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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. 

Contact us if you have any questions.

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.

Why Is This Course for You?

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
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
Oslo
Paris
Rome
Speyside
Stockholm
Sydney
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.

German, English, French, Spanish, 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.

German, English, French
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, Finnish, French, Swedish, Danish, Italian
London

London

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

English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
Madrid

Madrid

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

English, Spanish, Italian
Mallorca

Mallorca

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

English, French, Spanish
Miami

Miami

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

English, French
Milan

Milan

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

Italian, English, French
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, Spanish, Italian
Phuket

Phuket

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

German, English, French, Italian, Swedish
Rome

Rome

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

French, Italian, English, 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.

Swedish, English
Sydney

Sydney

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

English

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