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!

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.

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.

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.

Course Highlights

Gain the equivalent of two months of 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 an EBS certificate to showcase your skills to employers at the end of your course, but you’ll also have a fun social experience, meet like-minded people and make memories.

Please note that our Basic Bartender Course does not include flair training or access to EBS MatchStaff, our exclusive online job platform which connects EBS graduates with top hospitality locations around the world. If you want to take a more comprehensive bartending programme, our International Bartender Course (4 weeks) is your ideal choice.

Course Content Overview

  • Bartender’s ABC
    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
  • Crafting drinks and cocktails
    Learn how to make 18+ classic cocktails from mojitos and whiskey sours to espresso martinis and old fashioned using fresh ingredients.
  • 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 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.
  • Basic spirit knowledge
    Learn the fundamentals of your favorite 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.

Why Is This Course for You?

  • Add some new skills to your CV
  • Work at festivals, wedding, events, pubs, and bars serving basic cocktails
  • Start working as soon as you finish the course
  • Earn some extra cash while studying or working
  • Get a taste of the fast-paced bartending industry and see if it’s for you
  • Start in an entry level bartending position and work your way up to the top



  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • 27 May - 31 May
    • 26 August - 30 August
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £790.00
    • Course only: £690.00


  • Language: French
  • Dates:
    • 04 March - 08 March
    • 03 June - 07 June
    • 19 August - 23 August
    • 21 October - 25 October
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £790.00
    • Course only: £690.00


  • Language: Spanish
    • 01 April - 05 April
    • 29 April - 03 May
    • 27 May - 31 May
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £790.00
    • Course only: £690.00


  • Language: Italian
  • Dates:
    • 08 April - 12 April
    • 22 April - 26 April
    • 27 May - 31 May
    • 15 July - 19 July
    • 09 September - 13 September
    • 25 November - 29 November
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £790.00
    • Course only: £690.00


  • Language: Swedish
  • Dates:
    • 01 April - 05 April
    • 08 April - 12 April
    • 20 May - 24 May
    • 22 July - 26 July
  • Tuition:
    • Course & Accommodation: £790.00
    • Course only: £690.00

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Program taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

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Last updated March 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
1 week
690 GBP
Course only: £690.00; Course & Accommodation: £790.00

EBS Stockholm - European Bartender School (Svenska)