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About 2 day Style Bartending

What are those magic ingredients that make some bartenders cool?

This course takes students through some of the most popular skills and tricks to impress your guests. You will learn how to build a large round of drinks while demonstrating a range of tricks. Practice, practice and then practice some more.

A great follow-on course to our IBC. Designed for any level of skill.

Topics included are:

  • speed of service
  • multiple drinks orders
  • practical working flair
  • stylish pouring techniques
  • ice, garnish and napkin tricks
  • bottle opener / bar blade tricks
  • practical service tricks
  • basic bar magic

You must be at least 18 years old to enrol yourself on any of our bartending courses. In certain circumstances, 17-year-olds can apply with their parent’s permission, please contact us to discuss.

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Location : Cape Town

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Location : Johannesburg

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Jordan Botes
Jordan Botes
2021-05-14
This course was most informative, both theoretically and practically. Charmaine is an excellent educator. I had loads of fun!
Andrew Kiloh
Andrew Kiloh
2021-05-14
kevin van Schalkwyk
kevin van Schalkwyk
2020-02-10
Great foundation to have!
Siyabonga Ndlovu
Siyabonga Ndlovu
2019-07-20
Mxolisi Mayisa
Mxolisi Mayisa
2019-07-20
KVE Productions
KVE Productions
2019-07-18
Arthur Samende
Arthur Samende
2019-07-16
Taurai Blessing Saruchera
Taurai Blessing Saruchera
2019-07-16
blessing phiri
blessing phiri
2019-07-15
Jayden Oosthuizen
Jayden Oosthuizen
2019-07-15

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Most bartenders are still taught on the job and that is a fine way of learning if you have the mentorship and instruction from a good bartender. Unfortunately, many bars and restaurants do not have the time and energy to train their bartenders properly and most end up with very good knowledge of part of the job. A bartending course might seem expensive but if you count the amount you will earn over your career and the extra tips you will make serving great cocktails and having a better paid job, then it's an easy decision.

Many countries (Australia, most states in the USA) already have compulsory licensing for bartenders and most top end bars and restaurants will not even consider you unless you have years of experience or a bartending qualification. All the cruise ships insist on a qualification such as Shaker certificate before you can apply to them.

Check out the careers section on our knowledge page for more of our thoughts on why a bartending course is definitely worth it!

Most definitely YES! We stock an impressive range of spirits and liqueurs (you could say we are collectors), which all students are encouraged to taste. When making cocktails we only use real ingredients, and all cocktails are tasted by the students and instructors. We are not a dry BarSchool! This being said, all tasting is done in a professional and controlled manner and while students are encouraged to taste it is not necessary. We have a very strict policy on students arriving in an intoxicated state or becoming intoxicated during the course and you may be asked to leave the premises if this occurs.

You can book and pay for your course online, there is plenty of information on this website and it's very secure. If you want to speak to someone call Fay or Xola at our head office +27 21 422 1574 and they can give you the lowdown. You can pay over the phone or we can send you a link for an EFT, Snapscan or your credit card. You only need to pay a deposit when you book to secure your place on a particular course then you can settle the remainder in the week before you start.

The price includes everything you need: course material, a fully stocked bar with all the equipment & glassware. The only thing you will need to bring to class is your favourite pen. Lunch is not included in the course. Both schools are in the town centre very close to lots of different eateries. Students can also bring in their own lunch and we do have facilities for storage and warming.

Save and Get Fully Qualified With Our Package Deals

We have put a number of our courses together for those that are looking to combine the courses into a longer one, whilst making a great saving on course prices. Our ultimate package is the Master Bartender Course, which teaches you everything you need to know to start your bartending and barista career with both knowledge and style. You can do the courses over whatever time period suits you; there is no problem with doing the Master Bartender Package in a month or you can spread it over 6 months if you like.

You can see all the different course dates on the website or contact us to help you navigate this.

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Master Bartender Package

36 400,00 Johannesburg

The Master Bartender Package is the full house deal. Offering all our top courses currently available at Shaker. This package will take you to the top level of bartending.

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Superyacht Package

18 200,00 Johannesburg

The perfect package has been put together with the core beverage skills need for the world’s top superyachts. This package will get you confident with making cocktails, coffee and spirit knowledge. We also will give you some tips for dealing with demanding clients.

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