Keep up to date with what's hot and what's not on the bar scene!
The bartender is one of the most dignified, law abiding, and ascetic of men. He is guided be a rigid code of professional ethics; his work demands a clear head and a steady hand.

Shaker News

BACARDI Bar Academy 2016 Applications Are Open
Working bartenders and Bar Managers are invited at no charge to be trained by BACARDI Brand Ambassador, Mr Nick Koumbarakis.

“BACARDÍ is in it for the bartenders.”, says Mr Koumbarakis who will be training participants in a hands on bartending workshop. Working bartenders and Bar Managers would dread to miss a specialized bartending master class sponsored by BACARDÍ.

Established in 2010, BACARDÍ Bar Academy (BBA) was created to educate and inspire South African bartenders on a continual basis. Nick Koumbarakis, South Africa’s Brand Ambassador of BACARDÍ rum and a group of professionals will entertain working bartenders with a world-class practical programme.

Call to book your team: 021 481 2242

Understanding the importance of attention to detail makes all the difference – food and beverage professionals may know that South Africa’s bartending trade is in the global spotlight. Customers are calling for raised standards and the South African industry is already responding to new opportunities: the 63rd anniversary of the International Bartending Association’s annual meeting and world cocktail championship was hosted in the mother city in 2014. It was a first for the African continent and attracted 450 delegates from 50 countries around the world. The South African leg of one of the world’s most respected bartending competitions, BACARDÍ Legacy recorded more entries than ever before for the competition that took place in early 2015. Given the global and domestic focus on bartending in SA, the mission of Mr Koumbarakis and his BBA team is to help raise the standard of bartending in the Mzanzi Africa.

Book a seat and attend. It will be worth it – the BBA sessions will be coming to your area soon. Bartenders and Bar Managers may reserve for groups of no more than 5 on a first come, first serve basis.

•       Call: 021 481 2242
•       Email: