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Commercial Bartending Course

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Class Schedules

All of our classes run for 3.5 hours across eight days.


9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Week 1: Mon-Thurs

Week 2: Mon-Thurs


1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Week 1: Mon-Thurs

Week 2: Mon-Thurs


6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Week 1: Tues-Thurs

Week 2: Tues-Thurs

Week 3: Tues-Wed


12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Week 1: Sat & Sun

Week 2: Sat & Sun

Week 3: Sat & Sun

Week 4: Sat & Sun

How it works:

  1. Select your class time

2. Receive a reminder email 24 hours before your class

3. Arrive ready to learn and with your ID

4. Eight days of fun and intensive bartender training behind a real bar

5. Complete the final exam

6. Earn your Commercial Bartending Certificate 🎓

7. Celebrate with your new friends!

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Why choose Fine Art Bartending?

Top-Rated Institution:

  • Over 800 five-star Google reviews.
  • Long-standing reputation since 1981.

Experienced Instructors:

  • Decades of bartending experience across North America.
  • Expertise in various bar environments like cocktail lounges, events, banquets, clubs, and restaurants.

Practical, Hands-On Training:

  • Learn behind a real bar with individual bar stations.
  • Use real bartender tools, popular spirits, and garnishes.
  • Build muscle memory and confidence in a realistic setting.

Modern Curriculum:

  • Regularly updated program to reflect current industry trends.
  • Instruction in classic cocktails and contemporary mixology.
  • Preparation for today’s bar scene and employer expectations.

Free Lifetime Retakes:

  • Opportunity to refresh your skills at no additional cost.
  • Lifetime access to retake the program whenever needed.

Small Class Sizes:

  • Personalized attention from instructors.
  • Focus on developing good habits for earning tips and respect in the bar industry.

Positive Student Experience:

  • Fun, interactive, and informative classes.
  • Supportive learning environment where students can thrive.
  • Opportunities to make new friends and network within the industry.

Gateway to Hospitality Careers:

  • Comprehensive training that goes beyond bartending basics.
  • Opens doors to various opportunities in the hospitality industry.

Choosing Fine Art Bartending School means joining a highly-rated, experienced, and supportive institution dedicated to your success in bartending.

We hope to see you in class!

How does the certificate look to employers?

Fine Art Bartending School is BC's longest standing and most reputable bartending school.

Since 1981, we've trained thousands of bartenders, many of which have gone on to have successful bartending careers.

Our program is widely recognized in British Columbia. We have over 850 five-star Google reviews.

Even if an employer is not familiar with us, they will appreciate you applying to the job fully trained and taking the initiative to develop bartending skills on your own. 

Do we help you get a job?

Our entire program prepares you to work as a bartender.

While anyone with an interest in bartending would love our program, here are the job-related skills you will learn:

  • Customer service skills
  • Taking orders
  • Upselling to increase tips
  • Popular brands of spirits
  • Reading order tickets
  • Resume building and where to find jobs
  • Interview prep
  • Handling busy rushes with east
  • Juggling multiple orders at once
  • Responsible service
  • Making bespoke cocktails based on a customer's preferences

We have many success stories of students who got a job after the program. Check them out!

How beginner is the course?

Our Commercial Bartending Course is for anyone who wants to learn bartending or refresh their bartending skills.

This is not an advanced mixology program. 

This program will train you on the following:

  • Bartending tools & mixing techniques
  • Developing your own bartending style
  • How to develop your bespoke cocktail recipes using cocktail ratios
  • Popular classic cocktail recipes
  • Bartending customer service exercises 
  • How to find, apply, interview for your first job 
  • And so much more! 
Do I need my Serving it Right certification prior to taking the program?

Nope, you do not need to obtain your Serving it Right certificate prior to taking the program. 

We are a school, not a bar. Students will not be handle real alcohol.

What if I need to miss a day of class?

We'll try our best to accommodate you to retake the class at another time or date to make sure you're all caught up.

I'm still learning english. Can I still join?

Absolutely! While the class is taught in English, we do our best to make sure everyone feels confident.

Our small classes make sure you get the attention you need to succeed from your instructor.

Can students really retake the program unlimited times for free?

Yes! If you graduated from our program, you can come back to refresh on your skills!

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Over 800+ Five-Star Google Reviews

We're Vancouver's top rated and most reputable bartending school. We've trained thousands of bartenders since 1981. Next could be you! 🫵