Host a Private Party in Vancouver

Enjoy a two-hour guided and interactive bartending workshop with your friends.

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About Fine Art Bartending School

Welcome to Fine Art Bartending School, the longest-running bartending academy in BC.

Our school is designed like a real bar, featuring nine fully-equipped bar stations and all the essential bartending tools.

Although we don't use real alcohol—keeping things educational—we ensure a realistic learning environment.

Located in the lively Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver, known for its thriving cocktail scene, you can put your bartending skills to the test right after class in the local bars!

About the Event

Private Parties Highlights

Join us for a fun-filled 2-hour session where you'll:

  • Master the art of pouring like a pro.
  • Learn four different drink mixing techniques and discover the secrets behind 12 classic cocktails.
  • Explore the main types of spirits and their uses.
  • Get a crash course in Martini making and how to create signature cocktails.
  • Enjoy friendly competitions—bring your game face!
  • Perfect for a night out with friends before hitting the town

Private Party Event Types

Birthdays 🎂

Celebrate your birthday by learning a new skill with your closest friends.

Bach Parties 🎉

Learn how to mix classic cocktails behind the bar before a night in town!

Holiday Party 🎁

Get in the holiday spirit with some friendly competition behind the bar.

Bachelor Party Testimonial

We were a group of 8 and this was an amazing event to do to start the night off for a bachelor party. The instruction was delivered well and in a very entertaining fashion. We practiced making numerous drinks over the 2.5 hours and enjoyed about 4 drinks made by the host.

The venue was conveniently located downtown within walking distance to all other bars and restaurants so taking the night elsewhere after was easy to do. I'd certainly recommend this as something to do that's entertaining for all.

-Jonathan, Best Man 

Private Party FAQs

Can we extend the length of the event?

We’ve developed a fun and engaging program for private parties. 2 hours is the perfect time to get settled in, have lots of fun, and all have a turn learning the fundamentals of bartending! For that reason, we don’t extend events.

Can we rent out your space to host our own event?

Nope! We only host instructor-led events.

What's your capacity?

Our capacity is groups of 18. guests max. Our 22ft bar has a total of 9 bar stations. We pair two team members to each station.

What's your availability?

We’re available to host your private party anytime on Fridays and most Saturdays and Sundays after 5:00 PM, if we are not hosting a seminar. Private classes are 2 hours. 

Please check out the calendar of classes to see if we can accommodate you. 

What is the price?

We do our best to make our price inclusive as possible. The cost is $500 + tax to rent the space, plus $50+ tax per person. We can only accommodate 18 people max. 

If this is outside of your budget, no worries. We recommend purchasing tickets to one of our upcoming Intro to Bartending Classes for your group. 

We’ll make sure you are seated near each other.

Do you host events offsite?

Unfortunately, no, we do not. Bartending requires a lot of equipment, which is why we host our event on site behind our 22 ft bar at 432 W Pender St. Gastown, Vancouver.

Book Your Private Party

We only have availability on weekends. Contact us with your preferred date and time to book your private party.

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