Dublin Bar Academy

Welcome to Dublin Bar Academy. In a city renowned for its bars, we provide an education in drinks excellence.

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Shake up your career as a professional bartender

Our state ­of­ the ­art training facilities and industry­ leading instructors will provide you with the hands on experience you need to mix it with the best, in Dublin or abroad.


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The perfect tonic for awkward corporate events

Whether it’s private functions, team building or client entertainment, we provide a fun and unique environment where you can sample while you learn.

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Evening and weekend courses for amateur enthusiasts

Whether you have watched the film “Cocktail” too many times or you just want to take your dinner parties to the next level, we have informal courses in wine, beer and whiskey appreciation, as well as coffee and cocktail making.

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"I really enjoyed this course - I didn't realize how much there was to learn about the bar trade. I am now working behind the bar in a five star hotel thanks to the Bar Academy Diploma"

Kasia Miechowiak, Full Time Bartender

"Great course and even better instructors. Learned more than I ever believed I could in such a short time. Even got myself a job in America on the back of the Academy Diploma"

Colum Cleary, Part Time Bartender Course

The perfect learning environment

A state­ of ­the ­art training facility with a fully loaded, working cocktail bar, craft beer bar, barista station, flair space and classroom with sound system and projector. As bartending is an endurance game, we even have the Dublin Bar Academy table­-tennis table to keep all recruits on their toes.

Specialist Trainers

Our team of instructors are industry proven leaders in every aspect of bar management. From whiskey and tequila experts to the best cocktail shakers in the business.

A Passion for Drinks Excellence with a twist of education

Dublin Bar Academy is a training facility founded by proven industry leaders, who have a passion for spreading the word about anything made from grape, grain or bean.

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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School

Supported by Vanguard Beer Collective. The one stop shop for Irish Craft Beer