Why learn bartending in Miami?
You might describe Miami as one giant neon-lit bar that never shuts. This buzzing city is stuck on party mode which makes it a haven for aspiring bartenders. When it comes to choosing the kind of bar you want to work in, the world is your oyster! You can find cocktail lounges inspired by every theme or culture imaginable (most distinctly, Cuban!) - from private bars with passwords to casual joints you can stroll into still wearing your swimsuit.
The EBS Miami school
Our Miami school is run by two World Champion Flair Bartenders - Vlad Buryanov and Alex Balashov - so you can expect the very best. It offers you 12 bar, 12 flair, and 12 free pour stations and is located in one of Miami’s most vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhoods. It’s home to art galleries, antique shops, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world! Naturally, there are some awesomely designed bars dotted around these cultural spots where you can get inspired by others’ expressions of what contemporary bartending should be.
A sneak peek of EBS Miami
The Education Team
We take it upon ourselves to train our own trainers, ensuring that each instructor attends the rigorous EBS Instructor Academy in order to keep teaching standards high and teaching methods cohesive. When you take any EBS course, you can be certain that you’re learning the most up-to-date industry practices and receiving the highest quality education on the market.
The courses were conceived and are continually updated by the best bartenders in the industry - take Charlotte Voisey, our Board of Education member. After rising through the ranks of the hospitality industry and receiving countless awards, Charlotte moved out to the States where she is now Global Head of Ambassadors at William Grants & Sons. Find out more about Charlotte here.
Fully equipped facilities
Inside our Miami school, you’ll find different areas dedicated to specific parts of the course. There’s the live bar, the practice and masterclass areas, and even a chill area where you can relax between classes. Take a look…
Memorise drink combos & speed up your serve
Practise performing confidently with an audience
Understand the history & chemistry of your creations
Jazz up your serves with some smooth tricks
Free Pour area
Learn to pour exactly without measuring
Kick back & chat with your coursemates
During your time at our Miami Bartender School, you'll stay at Miami Hostel in a shared room for 8. This tropical-style cabin hostel is in a fantastic location, only minutes away from Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road Mall, the Art Deco District, Española Way, and South Beach.
The hostel is surrounded by various eateries as well as lots of supermarkets so you can buy ingredients to cook in the hostel’s fully equipped kitchen. You can soak up the glorious Miami sun in the garden or on the outdoor deck and to top it all off there is an outdoor dining area where you can enjoy the free BBQ we’ll cook up every Saturday!
To stay in-line with current Covid-19 restrictions, we might need to temporarily pause or adjust some of these activities.
What better way to start your EBS adventure than over some delicious drinks with your new coursemates and instructors?
Every Saturday, we host a mouthwatering free BBQ on our sunny outdoor patio for you to enjoy and unwind after a busy week of bartending!
Get set for a day at the beach with your EBS family filled with games, challenges and lots of fun!
One of the most popular EBS Miami events of all time: the beer pong competition...and it’s on every Thursday!
Chill out and watch a movie with the Citi Cinema Series outdoor movie night, taking place every Wednesday at Miami’s most-loved beach park.
Team up with your coursemates and discover the hidden corners of Miami with our awesome scavenger hunt.
Put your newly-found cocktail skills to the test and get to grips making layered cocktails in a lively competition.
Are you ready to hit one of Miami’s infamous pool parties? We provide special discounts so you can experience the Miami party scene at its best.