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. 

Taught in English and other languages. Available in 28 schools across 5 continents.

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.

The world’s most popular bartender 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.

Much more than just a 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.

Lifetime access to our exclusive job platform

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.

Course Highlights

  • 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!

Make memories

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

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Have an adventure at home

Discover your city or country from a new angle

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Live with coursemates

Stay in our fantastic accommodation facilities

It was the best experience in my life and I found my passion for bartending...

The mentors were incredibly enthusiastic and knew there stuff inside and out...

Graham Hartnett

I will start by saying that this course has been one the best decisions i...

Tobias Grennes

The high level of the instructors and the beautiful spirit that this school...

Martina Annunzuata
Martina Annunzuata

Take this course if you're really interested in bartending.

Sarah Flandy

You learn so much in one month and you have so much fun.

Emiliano Bianchi
Emiliano Bianchi

The perfect combination of learning and fun.

Hands-on training

Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks

Real bar environment

Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar

Purpose-built schools

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

Expert instructors

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
  • Masterclasses
  • 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.

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.

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 five world-renowned bartending experts who make sure students receive training unmatched by any other bar school.

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?

Schools

for the International Bartender Course

Choose your course language

Danish
English
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Goa
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
Mumbai
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Stockholm
Sydney
Vienna
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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

English
Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

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

English
Barcelona

Barcelona

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

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

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

German, English
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.

English
Dublin

Dublin

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

English, French, Spanish
Goa

Goa

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

English
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, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Madrid

Madrid

Spain’s cosmopolitan-cocktail city with world-famous museums and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Spanish, English, Italian, German
Mallorca

Mallorca

Explore the beautiful city of Palma, relax on secluded beaches, and experience Magaluf nightlife

English, Spanish, French
Miami

Miami

Stroll down South Beach, party in the world’s best clubs, and check out the amazing graffiti.

English, French
Milan

Milan

Check out the fashion capital of the world, awe-inspiring buildings, and eat mouth-watering food.

Italian, Spanish, German, English
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, Spanish
Paris

Paris

Take in the wonders of the city, taste the best wine and cheese, and fall in love with the cocktail culture.

French, English, Spanish
Phuket

Phuket

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

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Rome

Rome

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

Italian, English, Spanish
Stockholm

Stockholm

Island hop around the capital of modern design or have a drink on a floating bar.

Swedish, English
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, English

Choose your course language