Get six months’ bartending experience in four fun-filled weeks.
Want to master impressive cocktail skills, earn a professional qualification and have the experience of a lifetime? On our world-class International Bartender Course, you’ll get to do all this and so much more.
Designed by the world’s leading bartender school, this course is the most developed in the industry. With a winning blend of theory and practice, the course will turn you into a skilled professional with heaps of confidence – both sides of the bar.
The world’s most developed bartender course
98% of our students would recommend the course to a friend. And with an action-packed training programme, exciting activities, expert instructors and exotic locations, it’s not hard to see why.
With this course, you’ll get more than just a certificate – you’ll get lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories, thanks to all the exciting day trips, weekend activities, and epic nights out we organise.
As a graduate of our International Bartender Course, you’ll get free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff, a platform that connects you with top employers across the world, who actively seek EBS graduates.
Learning, but not as you know it
We’re big believers in loving what you do. Luckily, bartending is an exciting, fast-paced career, so we make sure our training is just as fun as the real thing. This means you’ll be learning in a real bar environment – think music playing, drinks flowing and orders pouring in.
You won’t have your head in a book memorising recipes all day. You’ll be behind our industry-standard bar stations crafting cocktails, taking part in activities and (most importantly) having fun with your coursemates and instructors.
By the end, you’ll be able to jump behind any bar, anywhere in the world and look like you’ve been doing it for years.
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.
What’s it like being an EBS student?
Make new memories
Have life-changing experiences you’ll never forget
Form lifelong friendships
Meet incredible people just like you from all over the gobe
Explore new places
Choose from one of our 28+ schools across the world
See a new side to India
Experience home from a whole new perspective
Live with your coursemates
Have the full EBS experience by living in our accommodation
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’ll 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 course has been meticulously designed to produce confident, highly skilled bartenders in a short space of time.
For the past 20 years, we’ve been reviewing and updating our course, keeping it in-line with current practices and upholding the high standards we’re known for. Our course is designed by world-renowned bartending experts who make sure students receive training unmatched by any other bar school.
Winner of 50+ flair competitions, 2x Flair World Champion & founder of the World Flair Association.
Owner of the 19th best bar in the world, where he serves up his signature experimental cocktails.
Head of Education at EBS, with 10 years’ experience managing bars across the world.
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 - you can book the course now and settle the payment before the course starts
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.
What’s included in the World's best bartender training program
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