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.

This 4-week course includes four action-packed weeks that include everything from bar practice and spirit masterclasses to flair training and cocktail creation. Unlike other courses that run only two weeks, the IBC lasts four full weeks to ensure you have all the skills necessary to become an amazing bartender and land higher-paying jobs at high-end venues—no dive bars here!

Four weeks is what it takes to accomplish this objective, and anything 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 comprehensive training program, unique experiences, cool accommodations, world-class instructors and high-end job connections 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 comprehensive training program, unique experiences, cool accommodations, world-class instructors and high-end job connections 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 in 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 in 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

At EBS, fun is a requirement in our bartending course.

You’ll train behind our state-of-the-art bar stations with world-class instructors. We incorporate fun and interpersonal activities, 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 prepare you to have fun, be social, make money, and create amazing drinks anywhere in the world!

Student using Matchstaff in order to find a bartending job

Find high-end jobs with an EBS certificate

Once you graduate, you’ll have a globally recognized certificate and free lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff that will open 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 and puts hundreds of exciting job opportunities at your fingertips.

Embrace life with EBS!

Students of EBS doing an outdoors flair training

Make memories

Enjoy some unforgettable new experiences

Bartending course friends having fun

Make friends for life

Make friends with people from all over the world and broaden your horizons

EBS bartending course students jumping to the sea in a outdoors activity

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...

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 centres

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Outstanding instructors

Our trainers have been through the 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

What you will learn

We give you the tools, techniques, and repetition needed to become a great bartender. As they say, “Practice makes perfect.” At EBS, you’ll spend most of your time behind our state-of-the-art bar stations making drinks in an authentic bar environment. We have music playing and constant orders flowing to prepare you for a career in hospitality. The training includes: 

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

It’s important to know the basics first, so we’ll start by teaching 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 and even Espresso martinis. Then, we’ll teach you the elements to designing your own unique cocktails during our mixology workshops. Last, we’ll put them to the test in a lively cocktail competition. You’ll be tested on different cocktails each day, and there are plenty of opportunities to practice—and taste!—your creations.

In any profession, mastering the techniques and equipment needed to be successful isn’t always the most interesting part of the process. But in our course, you’ll have fun learning the fundamentals of bartending 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.

Impress your customers with spirit knowledge on the best (and worst!) 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. It’s all part of the process to make you a well-rounded bartender, and in turn, make you more money.

Being a bartender is more than just mixing drinks. It requires a diverse skill set that includes social skills, technical expertise, multitasking and the ability to do all of it under pressure. We’ll give you a clear picture of the role of the bartender, what to expect on busy nights, and how you can stand out on a trial shift. That’s right. You may get one shot at the job!

  • 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 program. We designed this course to produce confident, highly skilled bartenders in a short amount of time.

 

For the past 20 years, we’ve been reviewing and updating our bartending course to keep it in-line with current bar trends and uphold the high standards people in the industry have come to expect from us. 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’ accommodations. 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 the accommodations.

No, students from all over the world attend our bartending courses, so you need to make your own arrangements to 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. 

However, 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 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.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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 coursework, 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

for the International Bartender Course

Choose your course language

Danish
English
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai

Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Brussels
Cape Town
Dublin
Goa
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Milan
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, Italian, French
Berlin

Berlin

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

German, English, Italian
Brussels

Brussels

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

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, French
London

London

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

English, French, Italian, Spanish, German
Madrid

Madrid

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

Spanish, Italian, English
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, English, German
New York

New York

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

English, Italian, French, German, 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
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.

English, Italian, 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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