Student of EBS having fun while practicing in the bartending course

Six months of world-class bartending experience in just four weeks!

We designed the International Bartender Course to arm you with the most well-rounded skill set in the shortest possible time frame—without cutting corners.

Your four action-packed weeks cover every bartending discipline - from bar practice and spirit masterclasses to flair training and cocktail creation. Unlike other shorter courses, the intensive IBC lasts long enough to give you the equivalent of six months’ bar experience.  That means becoming a fully qualified bartender, ready to work high-paying jobs at premium venues.

Four weeks is what it takes to accomplish this - any less won’t do the job. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to jump behind any bar, anywhere in the world, and look like you’ve been doing it for years.

Limited time only: To help the bartending community through this tough time, we’re awarding scholarships to new students. If you’re eligible, you could save up to $1000 on your International Bartender Course. Apply now.

The world’s most popular bartending course

We offer a 360° training program, unique experiences, cool accommodation, world-class instructors, and high-end job prospects after the course. It’s no surprise that 98% of our students said they would recommend the course to a friend.

70K+ graduates worldwide

We offer a 360° training program, unique experiences, cool accommodation, world-class instructors, and high-end job prospects after the course. It’s no surprise that 98% of our students said they would recommend the course to a friend.

With us, you get more than just bar training. You’ll get a full-on four-week experience that combines masterclasses, hands-on bar practice, spirits and drink knowledge, and exciting activities. This is the most comprehensive bartender course on the market with a quality and a weekly course price you won’t find anywhere else.

Unbeatable value for money

With us, you get more than just bar training. You’ll get a full-on four-week experience that combines masterclasses, hands-on bar practice, spirits and drink knowledge, and exciting activities. This is the most comprehensive bartender course on the market with a quality and a weekly course price you won’t find anywhere else.

As an EBS graduate, you get free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff, our exclusive career platform. This connects you with the finest venues and gives you first pick of any job vacancies, whether it’s at an upscale hotel bar or a swanky cocktail joint.

Access our exclusive job platform

As an EBS graduate, you get free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff, our exclusive career platform. This connects you with the finest venues and gives you first pick of any job vacancies, whether it’s at an upscale hotel bar or a swanky cocktail joint.

Students straining cocktail during a bartending training in EBS

A bartending course with a unique training environment

The first rule of our bartending course is that you must have fun!

You’ll practise behind our state-of-the-art bar stations with world-class instructors. We incorporate fun and interpersonal activities into our training so you create bonds with your classmates (and future colleagues!)

In every class, there is a real-feel bar environment that includes loud music and rapid-fire orders to get you ready for the true bar experience.

Our unique hands-on training methods help you develop confidence in your abilities and make you stand out from other applicants.

The goal is to get you ready to make money and create amazing drinks anywhere in the world whilst having the best time!

Student using Matchstaff in order to find a bartending job

Find high-end jobs with an EBS certificate

Upon graduating, you’ll receive a globally recognized certificate and free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff which will open you the doors to the best jobs in the industry. This exclusive online platform connects you with top bars, restaurants, and clubs all over the world - putting hundreds of exciting job opportunities at your fingertips.

Embrace life with EBS!

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Make memories

Enjoy unforgettable new experiences

Bartending course friends having fun

Make friends for life

Connect with people from all over the world & broaden your horizons

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Travel to new places

Choose one of our 28 incredible school destinations

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Have an adventure at home

View 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...

Max Krumland, EBS former student

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

Student of the bartending course preparing cocktails with a lot of accuracy

Hands-on training

Get 6 months bar experience in 4 weeks

EBS bartending course students learning in a real bar environment

Real bar environment

Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar

Bartending school facilities

Purpose-built schools

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

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Outstanding instructors

Our trainers have qualified at EBS Instructor Academy

Student of the bartending course having fun during the training

The fun factor

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

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What you will learn

We give you the tools, techniques, and drills needed to become a great bartender. As they say, “Practice makes perfect.” So there you’ll be, behind our fully equipped bar stations, making drinks whilst music plays and orders flow in from instructors and classmates. Training includes:

  • Drink mixing
  • Tasting sessions
  • Masterclasses
  • Working, craft and exhibition flair 
  • Free pour

To make the perfect cocktail, you first need a solid understanding of the basics. So we’ll start with that. And you’ll drill them by preparing and memorizing over 65 cocktails, from Bloody Marys to Espresso Martinis. Then, you can try your hand at creating your own cocktails during our mixology workshops. And you better shake them well, as you’ll be entering into a lively cocktail competition.

There’s a lot more to bartending than pouring artfully. Ever heard of building, stirring, shaking, straining, rolling, layering, or muddling? You need to know which glasses pair with which drinks, as well as the different types of ice, shakers, and strainers used to prepare them.

Advise guests on the spirits that best suit their tastes by studying the history and flavoring techniques involved in the production of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky and more. It’s all part of the process to make you a well-rounded bartender, and in turn, make you more money.

Mixing drinks is just one part of bartending. The profession requires a diverse skill set including social abilities, dexterity, showmanship, and not cracking under pressure! We’ll give you an overarching view of the career, what to expect on busy nights, and how you can stand out on a trial shift. You might just land the job then and there.

  • Bartender responsibilities
  • Service skills
  • Personal presentation and teamwork
  • Presentation and hygiene
  • Opening and closing procedures

Learn the basics of alcohol law and the important details pertaining to your state. This unit covers the legal age for alcohol consumption in different states and countries, alcohol units, responsible consumption and service techniques. This is essential knowledge for your bartending career as you’re legally responsible for those you serve.

World-class training. Designed by the best in the business.

The International Bartender Course is the world’s most developed bartender programme. The comprehensive course was meticulously designed by internationally renowned bartending experts to train students fast and effectively and is continuously updated to stay at the forefront of current bar practices.

 

One of our Board of Education members is Charlotte Voisey. Charlotte has collected countless titles over the years and is currently Global Head of Ambassadors at William Grants & Sons USA. One of the brands Charlotte represents in this role is Hendrick’s Gin, and so, as a specialist in this area, there was simply no one better to structure our course curriculum dedicated to this versatile spirit.

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 meet and network with your classmates during the course.

Check out the school pages to find out more about accommodation.

No. Students from all over the world attend our bartending courses, so you need to make your own arrangements to reach your course destination. However, some schools do offer a pick-up service from the airport. You can find this information when you book the course.

Our advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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 four weeks. During this time, you’ll enjoy hands-on training with our experienced instructors, workshops, masterclasses and tons of social activities.

All of our schools plan amazing activities to create the best possible EBS experience. You could tour a distillery, go scuba diving, go to a theme park, or visit world-famous attractions! All the activities are optional as they are outside of the course, but we recommend that you take part as they make your time with EBS even more unforgettable.

What’s included in the world's most developed bartending course?

Schools

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Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Brussels
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Kos
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Madrid
Mallorca
Milan
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Stockholm
Sydney
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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, German, Spanish, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

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

German, English
Brussels

Brussels

A gastronomic gold mine where you can savour Belgian beer, stuff your face with waffles, and rave to techno.

Dutch, French, 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, Italian
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.

Kos

Kos

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

English, French
London

London

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

English, Spanish, French, Italian
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, Spanish, French
Milan

Milan

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

Italian, German, English
New York

New York

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

English, Spanish, Italian, French
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
Phuket

Phuket

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

English, German, French
Rome

Rome

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

Italian, English, French, 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

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