Dublin Bar Academy

Full Time Bartender Course

From €1800

We have teamed up with the European Bartender School to provide our four week, intensive, flagship course.

This fast track course is designed for those who are either looking to advance their current position within an existing hospitality business or begin a career in the industry.

You will gain hands on experience in a genuine, real working environment and learn the skills required to provide a first class service in any bar in the world.

Duration: 4 weeks

Time: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Cost: From €2100.00 (Including Accommodation) and from €1900 (Course Only)

Any further course questions please contact: [email protected]

Advanced Mixology­ -Classic and modern cocktails, mixing techniques, understanding balance and formulas, choosing glassware, tools of the trade and garnishing.

Working and Exhibition Flair  -­ Step behind any bar with confidence and style.

Customer Service ­-Develop your service skills to allow you to maximise your tips.

Brewery Visit ­- No trip to Dunlin would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.

Beer – Draught & Cellar Management. ­How to change a keg, rotate stock and pour the perfect pint.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

Free pouring skills ­- Pour 30ml of spirits each and every time with no measures…

Spirits & Liqueurs in depth. – Learn the history of every major category and the methods behind production.

Infusions – ­ The art behind flavouring and syrups.

Whiskey Masterclass given by John Moriarty, Whiskey Professor and Bar Manager of the Park Hotel, Kenmare.

Cachaca Masterclass hosted by Rafael Agapito, owner of Fuba Cachaca.

Tequila Masterclass ­- Hosted by Patron brand ambassador Ronan Rogerson.

Gin Masterclass

Graduation Dinner and Party – Toast your future career and sample some of the drinks you made along the way.

Duration: 4 weeks

Time: Monday-Friday (9-4pm)

Richard Linden
Owner/Head Instructor

Leaving his native Sweden, Richard has travelled the world in pursuit of bar and hospitality expertise. From the UK, where he spent five years in the Chewton Glen five star resort that is consistently voted in the top hotels in the world, to Thailand where he worked as the Head Instructor at the European Bartending School. On these shores, Richard trained for three years under our celebrity hotelier Francis Brennan at The Park Hotel Kenmare, as well as being restaurant and bar manager at the Michelin Star Cliff House Hotel.

Ronan Rogerson
Owner / Tequila Master

When he is not serving up tequila wisdom, Ronan can be found in Drury Building, a popular Dublin haunt that he owns and runs. In his past life Ronan set up the market leading events company None Events, worked as a Brand Ambassador for Patron Tequila, was the on-trade trainer for Brinkman Beverages and was bar manager at The Morgan Hotel, one of the first internationally awarded cocktail bars in Ireland.

Hugo Byrne
Assistant Instructor

Hugo has worked the Dublin restaurant and bar scene for seven years. When he is not frequenting Dublin’s latest hot spot, Hugo winters in the Alps, shaking and stirring at the most exclusive apres-ski bars.

Lorcan Pratt
Assistant Instructor

A product of of the Dublin Bar Academy, Lorcan was a student on our very first course in 2012. Having spent five years working in traditional pubs around the city, Lorcan worked in Fade Street Social before joining our team in 2015. At weekends, he can be found mixing it up in Opium on Camden Street.

John Moriarty
Whiskey Professor

John is a seasoned whiskey lecturer, having run the Whiskey Bar at the famous Park Hotel for over 30 years. He has a near encyclopedic knowledge of the spirit, and spends much of his busy schedule sharing his knowledge for students in the Dingle Distillery, as well as the Dublin Bar Academy.

Glen Meila
Whiskey Expert

Glen has a wealth of whiskey knowledge, both with and without the “e”. Before joining our team he worked for the The Whisky Shop, the UK’s largest specialist whiskey retailer, as well as The Scotch Whiskey Experience, home to the world’s largest collections of whiskies.

James Winans
Brew Master

James is a Texan with a passion for BBQ, who came to this country to spread the Craft Beer gospel. His company, Vanguard Beer Collective, has been instrumental in the remarkable rise in popularity of Craft Beer in Ireland. He works with most of the small brewers in Ireland, distributing and marketing their crafty creations around the world.

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Our flagship course is run in partnership with the European Bartender School. To book your place please visit their site or contact us directly.


“Loved the EBS Dublin course! Brilliant instructors and great structured course. I met some fantastic people from all over the world and made friends that I still have contact with today. I can highly recommend this course”

Janni Vasdekis, October Course 2014

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Dublin Bar Academy is fully accredited with the European Bartender School

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