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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Awesome opportunities as a certified EBS bartender
Travel the world
Take advantage of the endless job opportunities around the globe
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.
Find work easily
Obtain a globally-recognised certificate and find work as soon as you graduate
Learning at the world’s largest bartender school
Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.
Our schools are built for bartender training and only feature professional equipment.
We have some of the world’s most experienced instructors.
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:
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
- 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
- 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:
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.
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