Vancouver's Best Commercial Bartending Course

28-Hour Bartender Certification Course
Now Only $749

Learn How to Bartend at Fine Art Bartending


Vancouver’s Best Bartending School for over 40 years and teaching since 1981

Fine Art Bartending was founded in Winnipeg back in 1972 by John Barkman. He was very successful in the Manitoba market and wanted to take the program to more people. Next was expansion across Canada’s western provinces, which followed over the next decade. Thanks to the early efforts of both John, and his wife Jean, we are Canada’s Best Bartending School.

Back in 1981, Fine Art Bartending opened its doors on the West Coast to start training everyone on how to work behind the bar. For over 40 years now in Vancouver, our instructors have helped to launch thousands of graduates into successful careers in the hospitality industryThe program we have is not quite the same as what was taught over 50 years ago. We have improved the program by adding the regulations and standards required in British Columbia. As for those classic bartending principles… those have pretty much stayed the same over the years. Drink recipes may have changed over the years, but we continue to keep our program current, relevant and fun! Fine Art Bartending graduates are still the best in Vancouver.

In Vancouver’s only bar-like classroom, we make learning fun!!

28 action packed hours of hands on training and product knowledge spread out over 8 days! At Fine Art Bartending you can expect to get the most class time and hands on practice time of any bartending program in Vancouver. We will teach you behind a 22 foot long bar, and in the coolest classroom you have ever been in. Not only that, the best bartending instructors in the city to mentor and advise you on how to start your new career.

Read our reviews! Sign up today and find out what makes Fine Art the best bartending school in town! Take the Skytrain! We are only 30 minutes from Lougheed Centre in Burnaby or Richmond’s Brighouse Station. From Surrey Central, only 40 minutes.

What You Learn

  • Classic & Modern Bartending Methods
  • More than 90 different Cocktails
  • Speed Pouring & Order Efficiency
  • 25+ shots and Shot Building Techniques
  • Wine Essentials & Service Techniques
  • Beer Basics and Draft Systems
  • Resume and Job Search Tips

What You Earn

  • Commercial Bartending Certificate
  • Education credentials for your resume
  • Contacts in the Industry
  • Confidence to get behind the bar
  • Knowledge on how to make money!

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Our Downtown location is in the heart of the best cocktail bars and restaurants in Vancouver. Learn to bartend in the coolest classroom in the city.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Feel Confident, or take the program again... for FREE!

We guarantee you will be a great bartender at the end of our classes! We are a bartending school after all. If you don’t feel 100% confident or just want to come back and brush-up on your skills, we are here. As long as we have space in a class you can retake the classes at any time, free of charge, for life!

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Trusted by Thousand of Students and Tutors

From 600+ Google Reviews
The program is awesome! You learn amazing drinks and both the students and instructor made the classes very enjoyable.I took day classes and had just finished with my previous job in construction. Learning to bartend was a great experience, and I think it really opened up a lot of doors for me. The hands on classes at were a great help with my bartending job search. The instructor even helped me start my job search, including how to get going and start earning the big tips right away. With a couple bartending gigs now under my belt, I know I can find a new opportunity everyday. Thanks Fine Art!
Kyle from Abbotsford
I just wanted to let you know taking your bartending classes jumpstarted my career behind the bar. Within a month of finishing the program, I got a job with Accent Cruises. After my experience bartending on Vancouver’s boats, I started a business called “West Coast Bartenders”. Now I bartend, or contract other bartenders out to all kinds of events, parties, gigs, corporate outings, weddings, birthdays and even anniversaries. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in slinging drinks to take this course. Without my training at Fine Art Bartending I definitely would not be where I am today. Thanks a ton!
Phil from Richmond
I enrolled in Fine Art Bartending because I wanted to try a different skill from my previous office job, and possibly apply the skills to a part time job down the road. Considering we were in a pandemic, I was a little apprehensive going into a physical location. I was not sure what to expect for the 4 hours each weekend class, but I am happy to say that it exceeded my expectations by tenfold. Fine Art Bartending created a fun, safe and respectful learning environment.
I took my class at Fine Art last summer and a month later I was hired as a part time bartender at Vancouver Harbour Cruises. Its a cool job with great money. The class was fun and very practical. I learned all the essential skills during class. Thanks for helping me being very “Cool” in front of my friends and fellow classmates. Awesome experience. All the best to Fine Art.
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