Basic Bartender Course (1 week)

Take your first steps into the world of bartending!


It’s a fact that finding a bartending job with no previous experience is next to impossible. If you want to learn the basics of bartending, start working in the competitive industry and enjoy a fun-filled week, our Basic Bartender Course is the perfect option.

Developed by the world’s best bartenders, this hands-on course will give you a taste of the bartending experience. In one week, we will equip you with all the essential bartending skills so you can go out there and start serving basic cocktails at bars, music venues, festivals, pubs and restaurants with confidence. Job opportunities aside, you’ll also meet lots of amazing people, enjoy new experiences and broaden your horizons.

If you want to start working in cocktail bars and venues around the world as a cocktail bartender however, our International Bartender Course is for you. It will take you from a cocktail-making beginner into a professional bartender with the skills to step behind any bar and look like you’ve been doing it for years in just four weeks. Find out more about the International Bartender Course here.

Hands-on bar training

We believe that the fun factor is fundamental when it comes to learning so you’ll spend most of your time behind the bar making drinks. We’ll teach you how to make as many as 18 classic cocktails during your time at EBS!

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 is your best bet.

Add skills to your CV

You’ll get the equivalent of two months bar experience in one week. After the course, you’ll have no problem finding an entry level position in a range of pubs, bars and clubs.

Please note that our Basic Bartender Course does not include access to EBS Matchstaff, our exclusive online job platform which connects EBS students and prestigious hospitality locations around the world. Take our International Bartender Course to gain lifelong access to EBS Matchstaff and find the best bartending jobs.

3 reasons to book now

Want to fast-track your way into the bartending industry? Here’s why the Basic Bartender Course is your ideal choice:


  1. Gain the equivalent of 2 months bar experience through hands-on training
  2. Develop essential bartending skills as a foundation to build on when you step behind the bar
  3. Start working in pubs, bars and restaurants serving basic cocktails, beer and wine
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Supported by the biggest spirit brands in the industry

A lot of the best spirit brands in the industry have recognised us as the world’s leading bartender school, due to our standard of excellence we instil within our students. We therefore have the backing of some of the biggest names in the industry, which means you will not only receive world-class training but will be dealing with world-class ingredients too.

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Course Curriculum - Basic Bartender Course (1 week)

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 fashioneds 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.

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.


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