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What can you expect of Dublin?

In recent years the face of Dublin’s bar scene has changed. Once a city fuelled by traditional pubs, Dublin now finds itself home to some of the most exclusive nightclubs, cocktail bars and restaurants. Stroll down the cobbled streets, tour the amazing Tullamore Dew Distillery, and stop off in a traditional pub for amazing homemade food and of course, a pint of Guinness. Dublin is a small city with a big heart.

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The Dublin school

The school is only a stone’s throw from some of the most stylish bars and restaurants the city has to offer. The EBS Dublin facility is huge; it contains a 14 metre bar with 12 bar stations, flair area, study room, chill out area and a barista academy. The chill out zone is equipped with an Xbox, bean bags, and table tennis, football and air hockey tables. Dublin offers everything a professional bartender could want, friendly locals, vibrant nightlife, excellent bartending opportunities and a world-class bartending school, EBS Dublin!


You’ll be staying in the Generator - a new breed of hostel that’s ultramodern and brightly decorated. Just a 3-minute walk from EBS Dublin, this hip hostel has a late-night bar and pool tables where you can chill during your free time. It’s located in the lively Smithfield neighbourhood, right next to the Jameson Distillery and a short walk from Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse, and Phoenix Park. Smithfield is the perfect place to get a bite to eat or have a drink whilst enjoying some live music. 

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After-hours activities

Tullamore D.E.W. very recently brought its whiskey production back home to Tullamore, for the first time in more than 60 years and it is a treasure for any whiskey-afficionado. Along with the working distillery, a visitor centre was created for tastings, shopping, and a restaurant.

Tiki Thursdays are all about celebrating; we dress up in tiki clothes, throw on music and invite some of Dublin’s most talented bartenders to make us lots of different tiki and rum drinks. In the meanwhile, everybody can chill out, play table tennis, table football, and enjoy the day. At night, we head out to take inspiration from Dublin’s most gifted bartenders and if we are lucky, they will let us in on their top tips!

We will take you on a tour of Ireland’s renowned Guinness Brewery – the home of the black stuff. Here you will discover the production process of Ireland’s most famous drink and enjoy a tasting experience in their Sky Bar overlooking Dublin.

Enjoy an intimate session with whiskey guru John Moriarty and be guided through each whiskey variation from Wales, Scotland, Japan, America, Canada and Ireland. This activity teaches you priceless information and brings you even closer to being the perfect bartender.

Enjoy a Cachaça Master Class from Rafael Agapito, owner of Fuba Cachaca.

With our extensive list of exclusive nightclubs we will arrange VIP access for EBS students.

Dublin is at the centre of the bartending world, there are always cocktail competitions taking place around the city, allowing you to show off your skills.

Courses in Dublin

Mixology Course

Learn to create your own infusions, syrups, and craft cocktails using advanced techniques.