Basic Bartender Course


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Program Description

No experience behind the bar? No problem. If you want to fast-track your way into the world of bartending, this course is for you.

With this course, you’ll receive one week of practical bar training from experienced instructors. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed for an entry-level position behind the bar, where you can work your way up.

Learn the essentials of bartending in one fun-filled week...

Gain valuable skills

Get the equivalent of two months’ basic bartending experience in just one week. Once you graduate, you’ll have no problem landing an entry-level role in a range of pubs, bars, and clubs across the world.

Enjoy hands-on training

With five hours of instructor-led training per day and a range of theory sessions, workshops, drink tests and more, you’ll learn all the essential skills to get you working confidently behind the bar.

Have an unforgettable experience

On this course, you’ll gain so much more than just bartending skills. You’ll meet a group of likeminded people from across the world, and have tons of new experiences with them. After the final graduation party, you’ll leave EBS with friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Course Highlights

Get the equivalent of two months' bar experience in just one week through hands-on training with expert 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 a globally recognised EBS certificate at the end of your course – you’ll also have the experience of a lifetime, meet like-minded people and make new memories. Please note that our Basic Bartender Course does not include flair training or access to EBS MatchStaff, our online job platform that connects EBS graduates with top hospitality employers around the world. If you want to take a more comprehensive bartending programme, that includes flair training, EBS MatchStaff and much more – our International Bartender Course (4 weeks) could be what you're looking for.

Course Content Overview

  • Bartender’s ABC
    Get to grips with all the 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 pouring techniques
    • Simple garnishes
    • The art of perfect service
  • Crafting drinks and cocktails
    Learn how to make over 18 classic cocktails, from mojitos and whiskey sours to espresso martinis and old fashioneds.
  • Essential techniques and equipment
    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’re 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.
  • Basic spirit knowledge
    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.

On the Basic Bartender Course, you will...

  • Get two months' bar experience in just one week
  • Master more than 18 classic cocktail recipes
  • Earn a globally recognised EBS certificate
  • Increase your job prospects and find lots of exciting work opportunities where you can put your new skills into practice, from festivals, weddings and events to pubs and bars
  • Add some new skills to your CV
  • Get a skill you can earn some extra cash with alongside studying or working
  • Get a taste of the fast-paced bartending industry and see if it’s for you
  • Be able to sart in an entry-level bartending position after you graduate and work your way up to the top
  • Meet like-minded people and make a whole new group of friends
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

European Bartender School is the world’s leading bartending school. We pride ourselves on training aspiring bartenders to a globally recognised standard. We already trained +70,000 graduated for 20 ye ... Read More

European Bartender School is the world’s leading bartending school. We pride ourselves on training aspiring bartenders to a globally recognised standard. We already trained +70,000 graduated for 20 years. Read less
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