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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.

80,000+ satisfied students

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.

More than just a course

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.

A world of career opportunities

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.

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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.

Matchstaff

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?

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Make new memories

Have life-changing experiences you’ll never forget

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Make friends for life

Meet people from all over the world and expand your horizons

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Explore new places

Choose from one of our 28+ schools across the world

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See a new side to India

Experience home from a whole new perspective 

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Live with your coursemates

Have the full EBS experience by living in our accommodation

What our students say

The perfect combination of learning and fun

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Hands-on training

Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks

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Real bar environment

Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar

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Purpose-built schools

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

Instructor

Outstanding instructors

Our trainers have been through the EBS Instructor Academy

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The fun factor

From games to competitions, there’s never a dull moment

Popular schools right now:

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Goa

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Bangalore

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New Delhi

A melting pot of culture, cuisine, history, fascinating architecture, countless landmarks, and home to India’s best bar.

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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
  • 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.

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.

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...

Schools

for the International Bartender Course

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Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Bangalore
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Goa
Kos
Lisbon
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Milan
New Delhi
New York
Paris
Phuket
Sydney
Vienna
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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

Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

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

Bangalore

Bangalore

Fast-paced nightlife, endless opportunities and an international vibe: it’s time to explore Bangalore

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Barcelona

Barcelona

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

Berlin

Berlin

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

Cape Town

Cape Town

A city of once-in-a-lifetime experiences; explore wildlife reserves, catch the best waves, and see unparalleled beauty.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Take your bartender course in English or Danish, have the experience of a lifetime, and start working straight away!

Goa

Goa

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

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Kos

Kos

The stunning Greek island that offers you white sandy beaches, activities, and exceptional nightlife.

Lisbon

Lisbon

A charming seaside city with stunning landscapes, plenty of historical landmarks, and comforting cuisine.

London

London

One of the world’s most iconic, international, and individual cities where bartending is king.

Madrid

Madrid

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

Mallorca

Mallorca

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

Milan

Milan

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

New Delhi

New Delhi

A melting pot of culture, cuisine, history, fascinating architecture, countless landmarks, and home to India’s best bar.

English
New York

New York

Experience The City That Never Sleeps, snap the famous sights, and drink outstanding cocktails.

Paris

Paris

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

Phuket

Phuket

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

English, French, German
Sydney

Sydney

Explore this buzzing international city, relax on sun-drenched beaches, and experience nature at its best.

Vienna

Vienna

The Austrian capital is a majestic city renowned for its beautiful palaces, thriving culture and opulent coffee houses.

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