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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Embrace life with EBS!
Enjoy some unforgettable new experiences
Make friends for life
Meet people from all over the world and expand your horizons
Travel to new places
Choose one of our 28 incredible school destinations
Have an adventure at home
Discover your city or country from a new angle
Live with coursemates
Stay in our fantastic accommodation facilities
What our students say
The perfect combination of learning and fun.
Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks
Real bar environment
Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar
Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres
Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy
The fun factor
From games to competitions, there’s never a dull moment
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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
- 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.
World-class training. Designed by the best in the business.
The International Bartender Course is the world’s most developed bartender programme. The comprehensive course was meticulously designed by internationally renowned bartending experts to train students fast and effectively and is continuously updated to stay at the forefront of current bar practices.
One of our Board of Education members is Charlotte Voisey. Charlotte has collected countless titles over the years and is currently Global Head of Ambassadors at William Grants & Sons USA. One of the brands Charlotte represents in this role is Hendrick’s Gin, and so, as a specialist in this area, there was simply no one better to structure our course curriculum dedicated to this versatile spirit.
Gin specialist & Global Head of Ambassadors @ William Grant & Sons USA
Owner of the 2022 'Best Bar in the World' where he serves up signature experimental cocktails.
Global Rum Ambassador, Guinness World Record holder, and award-winning drinks industry influencer
Head of Education at EBS, with 10 years’ experience managing bars across the world.
Winner of 50+ flair competitions, 2x Flair World Champion & founder of the World Flair Association.
World-renowned tequila master and 2x winner of the ‘Best Bar In Sweden’.
Globally recognised whiskey expert with almost 20 years’ experience in the industry.
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! EBS is very flexible with the possibility to spread the cost.
Our most adaptable payment option is EBS Pay Later.* It’s a payment plan that allows you to pay the first instalment on the day of booking and then split the remaining cost over 6, 12, or 18 months (when you’ve graduated and found work!) Read more about EBS Pay Later.
NB: eligibility for EBS Pay Later requires a credit check and includes a monthly payment fee.
You can also:
- Pay in 3 instalments before the course begins. The first is 20% of the course price. The second and third are 40% each.
- Pay later in full within 7 days of booking.
- Pay in full upfront you make the booking
*The EBS Pay Later plan is only available for banks based in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
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.
What’s included in the world's most developed bartender training programme
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