Why Choose BareBones

BareBones Bartending is the fastest, most up-to-date bartending program out there. We’ve turned absolute beginners to industry-ready in as few as 4 hours. How? By avoiding wasteful in-class explanations and instead offering a program that focuses on building real skills and practical experience. This is also what makes our program incredibly affordable.

A Quick Comparison

Take a look at how BareBones measures up to the competition. Whether you’re trying to get your first job, looking to make a move to a better bar, or starting a new career, BareBones is the only smart way to go.

Here’s a secret. It doesn’t take 5 weeks to learn to bartend, and it shouldn’t cost more than your rent. If you’re serious, dedicated, and willing to learn on the job, BareBones will get you Industry-ready TODAY.

Don’t take our word for it…

Every bartender school before us had some variation of the same promise.

“Trust us.”

“We know what we’re doing.”

“We’ve been bartending for… years.”

They’re offering self-certified classes taught by current and former bartenders, so there’s no way of knowing if you’re getting current, useful or even correct information until after you’ve enrolled.

What did we do differently?

We brought in the Professionals

A Brand Ambassador from the world’s fastest growing Tequila company.
A Brewer from “Canada’s Best Brewery” 3 years in a row.
A Certified Sommelier.
An Industry Leader in Tools of the Trade.

Basically the Bartender’s Dream Team.

How does it work?

We’ve divided the program into two parts – Online and Cocktail Workshops – for a couple of reasons. First, we wanted to design a program that anyone in the world can begin instantly and learn the absolute necessities of bartending. We did that with the BareBones Bartending Course.

From there, if you’re located in a city offering Cocktail Workshops, you get to come in for some real experience, learn to use the tools, and have a few drinks with Professional Bartenders.  Here you can ask questions about the industry, gain insights into workplace opportunities, and start your bartending career.

Partner Discounts

BYOB Cocktail Emporium

Our competitors would rather sell you cheap tools and work the price into the cost of their program. BareBones doesn’t work that way. We’ve gone ahead and partnered with Queen Street’s BYOB Cocktail Emporium to offer our students an exclusive in-store discount on the best bar tools available. Check them out HERE.


Our graduates and guests are invited to follow our Instagram feed, which is updated weekly with new cocktail recipes, Invites to Industry Events, and job openings. It’s a one stop shop for everything Bartender TO, all you have to do is follow us!

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Bartending has always been an evolving trade, with new techniques, tools, recipes, and trends developing yearly. By signing up for BareBones Online, you’re automatically entitled to new site updates, interviews, and content as it becomes available. As we continue to partner with new brands, you’ll also receive exclusive invites to tastings, events, and competitions.

Earn with Us

No gimmicks. If we like what you’ve got, we’ll invite you to join our team. BareBones provides bartending staff for private events, music festivals, and our own weekly cocktail workshops. These events are a great way to gain experience, and oh yeah, GET PAID.

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