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Fast-track your way into the competitive bartending industry without making any big time or financial commitments.

Our highly-trained instructors will equip you with all the essential bartending skills in one fun-filled week.

Start working at restaurants, bars, pubs and events serving basic cocktails as soon as you finish the course.

Learn the basics of bartending and have a fun-filled week!

Get the equivalent of two months experience working in a bar serving simple drinks in just one week. You’ll have no problem finding an entry level position in a range of pubs, bars and clubs as soon as you finish the course.

Add skills to your CV

Get the equivalent of two months experience working in a bar serving simple drinks in just one week. You’ll have no problem finding an entry level position in a range of pubs, bars and clubs as soon as you finish the course.

With 5 hours of instructor-led training per day and a range of theory sessions, workshops, drink tests and more, we’ll teach you the all the bartending basics to get you started behind the bar with confidence.

Enjoy hands-on training

With 5 hours of instructor-led training per day and a range of theory sessions, workshops, drink tests and more, we’ll teach you the all the bartending basics to get you started behind the bar with confidence.

You won’t just develop your basic bartending skills, you’ll meet amazing people, enjoy new experiences and broaden your horizons in so many ways. After the final graduation party, you’ll leave EBS with new friends and memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Have a fun experience

You won’t just develop your basic bartending skills, you’ll meet amazing people, enjoy new experiences and broaden your horizons in so many ways. After the final graduation party, you’ll leave EBS with new friends and memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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Course Highlights

Gain the equivalent of two months experience behind the bar in just one week through hands-on training with our highly-experienced instructors. You’ll master more than 18 classic cocktail recipes and key techniques at your very own bar station.

Not only will you be awarded with an EBS certificate to showcase your skills to employers at the end of your course, you’ll also have a fun social experience, meet like-minded people and make memories.

Course Content Overview

Get to grips with all fundamentals of bartending and get a clear insight into how the industry works. You’ll learn:

  • The bartender’s role and responsibilities
  • How to set up the bar
  • Basic pour techniques
  • How to make simple garnishes 
  • The art of perfect service

Learn how to make 18+ classic cocktails from mojitos and whiskey sours to espresso martinis and old fashioneds using fresh ingredients.

Learn basic bartending techniques like muddling, churning, shaking and stirring. You’ll learn how to layer shots, blend cocktails, pour and use a jigger. You’ll also become familiar with key bar tools and basic equipment.

Please note, flair training is not included in this course. If you are interested in learning the art of flair bartending and want a more comprehensive programme, our International Bartender Course {link to IBC course page} is your best bet.

Learn the fundamentals of your favourite spirits and their origins to impress friends, customers and potential employers. We’ll cover vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey and brandy. You will also gain an insight into beer and wine.

Learning at the world’s largest bartender school

EBS barschool instructors

Outstanding instructors

We have some of the world’s most experienced instructors.

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First-class courses

Course content that has been continually developed since 1999 by award-winning bartenders.

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Purpose-built schools

Our schools are built for bartender training and only feature professional equipment.

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 the accommodation.

No, students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to your chosen course destination. Some schools offer an airport pickup service - find out more during the booking process. 

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.

This course includes final graduation drinks. Finish the week in style and celebrate your new-found skills with your coursemates.

Why Is This Course for You?

Schools

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Schools

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

Dublin

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

English, French
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, Danish, French, Swedish, Finnish
London

London

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

English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
Madrid

Madrid

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

Spanish, English, Italian
Mallorca

Mallorca

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

English, French, Spanish
Miami

Miami

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

English, French, Italian
Milan

Milan

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

Italian, English, French
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
Oslo

Oslo

Float down a fjord in the morning and swish down a ski slope in the afternoon.

English
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, Italian
Phuket

Phuket

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

English, German, French, Italian, Swedish
Rome

Rome

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

Italian, French, English, Spanish
Speyside

Speyside

Live at the Glenfiddich distillery and discover everything about single malt whisky

English
Stockholm

Stockholm

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

English, Swedish
Sydney

Sydney

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

English

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