Online Essentials of Bartending Cocktails

Learn core skills you can build on

  • Impress friends, family and customers with pro-looking (and tasting!) cocktails
  • Pick up essential skills you can show off straight away, either behind a bar or at a party
  • Build a solid foundation for a thriving bartending career
  • Get lifelong access so you can study when and wherever you like
Want to take your bar skills to the next level? Check out our other online courses, Advanced Bartending & Tiki Cocktail, and Craft Flair…

The Essentials of Bartending online course highlights

  • 3.5 hours of on-demand videos
  • 34 bartending lessons
  • 27 cocktail recipes
  • In-depth, downloadable study notes 
  • A certificate from the world’s leading bartender school after passing an exam
  • The freedom to learn on your laptop, phone or TV
The instructor speaks in English, but subtitles are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Ice ball for cocktails

Advanced Online Bartending Course highlights

  • 3 hours of on-demand videos
  • 18 lessons on advanced bartending techniques
  • 19 expert-level cocktail recipes
  • In-depth, downloadable study notes
  • A certificate from the world’s leading bartender school after passing an exam
  • The freedom to learn on your laptop, phone or TV
The instructor speaks in English, but subtitles are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.
Online Tiki Coctail

Online Tiki Cocktail Course highlights

  • 3 hours of on-demand videos
  • 20 lessons covering practical training and tiki history
  • 16 tiki cocktail recipes
  • 8 syrup recipes
  • In-depth, downloadable study notes 
  • A certificate from the world’s leading bartender school after passing an exam
  • The freedom to learn on your laptop, phone or TV
The instructor speaks in English, but subtitles are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian.
CraftFlair

Online Craft Flair Course highlights

  • An hour of on-demand videos
  • 16 lessons on different flair moves
  • 4 impressive routines
  • In-depth, downloadable study notes
  • The freedom to learn on your laptop, phone or TV
all courses

Access all courses

Go from beginner to advanced, to ‘flairtender’ to tiki master with our full suite of online courses.

  • The Essentials of Bartending
  • Advanced Online Bartending Course
  • Online Tiki Cocktail Course
  • Online Craft Flair Course

Meet your instructors

Gavin Wrigley Advanced Bartending Online Course instructor

Gavin Wrigley

Gavin is Head of Education at EBS, with 20 years’ bartending experience, six years’ teaching experience and 10 years managing top bars and clubs in the UK

Andre Sousa Tiki Cockail Online Course instructor

Andre Sousa

As well as being the Regional Manager at EBS, Andre is a Rum aficionado, tiki culture enthusiast and skilled bartender with 13 years’ industry experience

Tom Dyer

Tom Dyer

Tom is a World Champion ‘flairtender’ and EBS instructor, and has won 80+ international flair competitions throughout his 20-year career.

Any questions?

If you don’t have the time or means to attend our classes in person, we won’t leave you hanging. Our online bartending school is a VOD service featuring four separate courses that can take your bartending skills from beginner to advanced in a little over 10 hours. Bartending training online is the perfect way to master skills and build a foundation for a bartending career. Our comprehensive courses are taught by world-class instructors, and each course has in-depth, downloadable study notes so you never get lost. We’ve broken everything down into general skills classes (beginner and advanced) and specialization classes (Tiki and Flair). With that model, you’ll finish with a certificate from one of the leading accredited bartending schools online.

Yes—except for the flair course; see note below. After passing your exam, you’ll receive a certificate from the world’s leading bartender school. Our online bartending course with certificates teaches you essential skills needed for a career in bartending and says to any potential employer, “I’m serious about the craft.” This isn’t just a certificate you’ll forget about in your inbox. An EBS certification is globally recognized—just ask our 70,000+ students!

Note: Flair bartending is a practical skill, so it isn’t possible to test online. The course will teach you everything you need to know, but it will be up to you to practice the techniques and put them into action!

Taking online classes with EBS is one of the best investments you can make in your bartending career. We’re the world’s leading bartending school, and we offer the best online bartending school! Our courses contain over 10 hours of video training, recipes for over 60 cocktails, in depth and downloadable notes, a globally recognized certificate, and every class is  taught by world-class instructors who will teach you the tricks of the trade, and more! This is the best online bartending class you’ll find on the net.

EBS Bartender Instructors

Join the world’s leading bartender school

Since we began back in 1999, we’ve trained over 70,000 students, opened 25+ schools globally and have grown to become the world’s leading bartender school. 

Like all our world-class courses, our online courses have been carefully designed by our Board of Education. This team is made up of award-winning bartenders, world champion ‘flairtenders’, spirit masters and bar owners. 

So whether you’re behind a bar or in front of a screen – with us, you’ll always receive the highest standard of training in the industry.