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Perfect valuable flair moves in a professional environment with this practical course. 

Learn 10 creative working and 10 extravagant exhibition flair moves.

Use your new extraordinary tricks to increase your tips and impress guests.

Learn from world-class flair bartenders and enhance your skill set

During the course, we’ll invite an internationally-recognised flair bartender to come and give a seminar or masterclass about a certain aspect of flair. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn from successful, experienced, and passionate masters of the profession.

Learn from the best in the business

During the course, we’ll invite an internationally-recognised flair bartender to come and give a seminar or masterclass about a certain aspect of flair. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn from successful, experienced, and passionate masters of the profession.

The Advanced Flair Course brings you one step closer to becoming a professional flair bartender. After graduating you’ll become a more accomplished bartender and be able to take on the green level WFA. - Clarify done with orange and ready to start training for green. 

Progress in the world of flair

The Advanced Flair Course brings you one step closer to becoming a professional flair bartender. After graduating you’ll become a more accomplished bartender and be able to take on the green level WFA. - Clarify done with orange and ready to start training for green. 

Our Advanced Flair Course provides you with extra security when it comes to the course exam. If you don’t pass the first time around you get a free second attempt.

Perform your tricks with confidence

Our Advanced Flair Course provides you with extra security when it comes to the course exam. If you don’t pass the first time around you get a free second attempt.

three bartenders with flair bottles perched on shoulders

Course Highlights

If you have taken our International Bartender Course, you’ll have learnt the yellow level WFA (World Flair Association). This course is directed at bartenders with existing flair experience, a bartender with no experience will struggle. The course consists of 3 exciting rounds. The first two rounds, free pour and speed, will challenge your precision and pace. Final round is all about flair bartending which will test how impressive your skills are behind the bar.

Course Content Overview

This is an introduction to flair bartending and its brief history, we say ‘brief’ as flair has only been a part of popular bar culture since around the 1980s. The introduction will cover flair safety, as spinning, flipping and catching bottles can obviously be dangerous. If you follow the simple safety guidelines, you’ll be fine. You’ll then study, working flair, exhibition flair, craft flair and their differences as well as how to use them behind the bar when making drinks. 

The first practical round is a Free Pour round. You have to pour a selection of 13 pours including, chase pours and a flair pour.

As the title suggests this round is all about speed! You have to make a daiquiri, espresso martini and negroni within 2 min. The only catch is that you have to make them perfectly, you can’t forget any of the ingredients and they have to be presented as they would in a real bar.

Now things step up a gear. You have 4 minutes to make an Espresso Martini and Negroni and perform the allocated moves of the orange level, which are as follows:

  • Posluszny Double Napkin
  • Martini Glass One Finger Pick Up
  • Ice Scoop 720
  • High Behind the Back
  • Mindaugas ice cube toss
  • Tin on tin #2
  • Thumb roll up
  • Saint-Jean Store & Pour Balance
  • Switch behind the back
  • Back to Front Lampshade
  • Ricky Wrist Wrap Around
  • Wrist Wrap Around #2
  • Du Toit/Cuccurullo Arm wrap around
  • Over the Shoulder to Nest
  • Slide out to Stall
  • Showmanship #1 - Drop to Pour
  • Swipe to Tennis Grab
  • Leoni Arm Roll to Stall
  • Showmanship #2 - Flat Back to Front
  • Terry Barnes Cross Pour
  • Oldan Assisted Jigger Roll
  • Collinson Spoon Craft Flair #1
  • Dyer Helicopter Strainer
  • Fine Strainer 360
  • Collinson Spoon Craft Flair #2
  • Small Straw Flick up

This is the final stage of the Advanced Flair Course; it’s time for you to put everything you have learned into practice. The course only passes gifted flair bartenders; as a result, the minimum pass levels are high. Don’t sweat it too much, the key to passing the exam is simple, be well prepared, concentrate on your moves, but, most of all, enjoy your flair.

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.

Purpose-built schools

Learn in our state-of-the-art training centres

Expert instructors

Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy

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.

No, 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. 

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Amsterdam

Europe’s most diverse and fascinating city that is fuelled by canals and cocktails 24/7.

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Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Austria’s premier ski and spa town hosts this super exclusive course right before the ski season.

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Barcelona

Barcelona

The beach city that has it all; famous sights, epic nightlife, shopping, and stunning scenery.

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Berlin

Berlin

Home to unbeatable nights out, remarkable history, and a unique urban culture.

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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

The effortlessly cool Danish capital is renowned for its good food, laidback culture and impressive architecture.

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Dublin

Dublin

A picturesque and vibrant city that has a rich bartending history and amazing nightlife.

English, French
Goa

Goa

An Indian paradise which boasts palm trees, sun, white sandy beaches, seafood and plenty more.

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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
Mumbai

Mumbai

The cosmopolitan capital of India, Mumbai is a vibrant city bursting with culture, good food and a lively nightlife scene.

English
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.

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Phuket

Phuket

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

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Rome

Rome

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

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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

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