Our story

Established in 1999

Before we became the world’s largest bartender school, we were a small team settled on the Greek island of Kos. Back then, our goal was to provide the island with skilled bartenders during the summer of 1999. But after we saw the benefits this brought to Kos’ hospitality industry, we thought "why not keep this going?"

Fast-forward to now, and we’ve grown to become a top franchise made up of 30+ bartender schools across five continents. As the EBS family keeps expanding globally, we work to help new franchisees make a name for themselves in their local industry.

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A growing global brand

There’s a reason why we’ve held onto our industry-leading position since 1999: an ability to adapt to an ever-changing market. We listen to our audience and respond to their needs, on both a marketing and curriculum level. As a franchisee, you will feel the benefits of our innovative approach, as we'll arm you with all the latest trends, methods and strategies that help us stay successful.

World-class training

Our four-week course is recognised as the most developed bartender programme in the industry. Designed to give students six months’ experience in just four weeks, the curriculum combines practical training and theory – with plenty of activities and competitions in between. The International Bartender Course is the heart and soul of EBS and all our franchisees are trained to deliver it.

Constantly ensuring excellence

For the past 20 years, our Board of Education have been developing, reviewing and updating our courses, keeping them in-line with current practices and upholding the high standards we’re known for. 

We train more than 7,000 students each year

We are the largest bartender school in the world in terms of the number of students we educate and the number of schools we have worldwide. This is why our certificate is globally recognised and is something our graduates are proud of.


Learn from the best in the business

When your school thrives, the whole business thrives. So we’re invested in your success just as much as you are.

We take pride in offering the highest standard of training across all our schools, so we make sure our franchisees are equipped to uphold these standards.

As a franchisee, you’ll receive the support you need to get started and the tools you need to run your business independently.

Our value proposition

EBS is so much more than a bartender school. It’s a 360°experience designed to turn our students into the best bartenders (and people) they can be. The EBS experience arms students with a unique skillset. This skillset is what sets us apart from other schools, and what sets our graduates apart from the competition.

The unique skillset is made up of four key elements: training, community, travel and professionalism. Each of the four elements is designed to make students feel a certain way.


EBS unique skillset


  • Through intensive training, they'll build confidence, gaining professional skills they can put into practice.
  • Through being a part of our global community, they'll feel a sense of belonging, and will make friends for life.
  • When they travel to another place, they'll experience freedom, learn about other cultures and become more open-minded.
  • And through our professionalism, they will feel a sense of trust, and assurance they're in good hands.

This well-rounded experience creates well-rounded graduates who stand head and shoulders above the competition, and have the confidence to work behind any bar, anywhere in the world.