Six months’ experience in four weeks.
Want to master impressive cocktail skills, earn a professional qualification and have the experience of a lifetime? On our world-class International Bartender Course, you’ll get to do all this and so much more.
Designed by the world’s leading bartender school, this course is the most developed in the industry. With a winning blend of theory and practice, the course will turn you into a skilled professional with heaps of confidence – both sides of the bar.
What to expect from the International Bartender Course
Over the years, we’ve turned over 70,000 students into exceptional bartenders thanks to our rigorous training. In just four weeks, you’ll get the equivalent of six months’ experience, covering 65+ cocktail recipes, countless techniques and even a few flair moves.
For the past 20 years, we’ve been reviewing and updating our course, keeping it in-line with current practices and upholding the high standards we’re known for. Our course is designed by five world-renowned bartending experts: Jane Keaw-Yod, Marian Beke, Tom Dyer, Gavin Wrigley, Bjorn Kjellberg, Ludovic Ducroq.
You might arrive at EBS alone, but you'll leave with new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. We organise a range of daytrips, weekend activities and parties to make sure you have the best time possible.
Take the next big step in your career
A globally recognised certificate
With an EBS certificate, you’ll get first pick of some incredible career opportunities in Thailand and abroad.
A job platform exclusively for EBS students
Get lifelong access to EBS MatchStaff, where you’ll find top job vacancies locally and internationally.
Develop an industry-standard skillset
Our courses arm you with diverse skills, from cocktail creation to bar management, so you’ll be ready for a range of professional roles.
What will you learn
We believe you learn best by doing, not revising. So you’ll be spending most of your time behind our state-of-the-art bar stations crafting cocktails and taking part in activities. After this training, you’ll feel right at home behind any bar, anywhere in the world. Here’s a taste of what you’ll cover:
- Mixing drinks
- Tasting sessions
- Working, craft and exhibition flair
- Free pour
We teach you exactly how to become a bartender. It’s about so much more than mixing drinks. It requires a diverse skill set. You’ve got to have impeccable social skills as well as technical expertise and the ability to multitask and work under pressure. We’ll give you a clear insight into the role of the bartender and how you can be the very best.
- Bartender responsibilities
- Service skills
- Personal presentation and teamwork
- Presentation and hygiene
- Opening and closing procedures
Get familiar with all the techniques used by the pros, like building, shaking, training, stirring, muddling, rolling and layering. You’ll also know exactly what equipment to use, from the glasses to the shakers and strainers
Get ready to learn 65+ exciting cocktail recipes and the techniques that go with them. You’ll master the classics from mojitos and mai tais to the bloody Mary, espresso martini and more. You’ll even get the chance to design your own cocktails in our mixology workshops and the lively cocktail competition. We’ll test your cocktail knowledge every day, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice (and taste!) them.
Forget everything you know about spirits – you’ll cover the history, production methods and uses for all kinds of spirits. So after the course, you can impress your customers (or just your mates) with your new, extensive knowledge.
Before you become a professional bartender, you have to learn all about alcohol laws. In this unit, we’ll cover age limits in different countries, units and measurements, responsible consumption and service techniques.
Designed by industry leaders
Our curriculum has been developed by world-renowned bartenders, including Jane Keaw-Yod. Jane is a multi-award winning bartender who’s appeared on countless TV shows, from Thailand’s Got Talent to Woody’s talk show.
As well as being famous in the bartending world, Jane Keaw-Yod is a proud member of the EBS Board of Education. This means he helps design and update our courses, ensuring they’re up-to-date with industry trends.
The perfect combination of learning and fun
Experienced and well-trained, EBS instructors are top-notch, fun & professional
The fun factor
From games to competitions, there's never a dull moment
Get six months bar experience in just four weeks
Real bar environment
Craft cocktails like a pro behind a busy bar