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.
Embrace life with EBS!
Enjoy some unforgettable new experiences
Make friends for life
Make friends with people from all over the world and broaden 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
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
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.
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! 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.
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?
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