Learn How to Bartend in TWO weeks! Limited Spaces Available!

432 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1T5

Vancouver's Best Commercial Bartending Course

32-Hour Bartender Certification Course $799

Register ONLINE! Now only $675


Learn How to Bartend at Fine Art Bartending

Vancouver's Best Bartending School for almost 40 years
Teaching Since 1981

Fine Art Bartending was founded in Winnipeg back in 1972 by John Barkman. Expansion across Canada’s western provinces followed over the next decade. Throughout the years we have incorporated regulations, standards and principles required from each province. 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 industry. 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!!

32 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 80 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 Strategies

What You Earn


  • Commercial Bartending Certificate
  • Educational credentials for your resume
  • Contacts in the Industry
  • Confidence to get behind the bar
    and make some 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.

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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!

5 Star Student Reviews

Kyle S. from Abbotsford

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!

Phil H. from Richmond

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!

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