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Choose Vancouver’s Best Bartender Training Program

We have been Vancouver’s best bartender training school for more than 40 years, and our reviews tell it all. At the end of our program, you will be amazed at how many drink recipes and working tips you have picked up. Graduates pop into the school to tell us about all the additional nuggets of information they wow their friends with, including some really easy techniques to show off behind the bar. Our course ensures you have the confidence to get out there, get hired, and start making money right away.

Meet your Instructors

At Fine Art Bartending, each of our bartending instructors knows exactly what students need to get started as a bartender. Check out some recent images from some of our classes, with our instructors in action! We have the most seasoned team teaching Vancouver’s best bartending course. You can expect to get tips on working in nightclubs, cocktail bars, private events, and even hockey games. Check out all our staff profiles below.

Grant G.
Day Classes

Grant G.

Tieg S.
Weekend Classes
& Seminars Bartender

Tieg S.

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It was only a matter of time after getting my certificate at Fine Art Bartending, plus doing the Flair Seminar, that my first job opportunity came up. Now working at a busy bar, the classes have paid themselves off many times over. The flexibility from day to night classes makes it easy to attend for anyone! The very thorough curriculum teaches its students a wide range of bar related knowledge, making Fine Art your one stop solution for learning how to bartend. Thanks for all the help!
Travis N. from Burnaby
Learned a great deal about all aspects of beer/wine/spirits and bartending in different situations (restaurant, pub, nightclubs). The daily practical speed rounds were challenging and a lot of fun — After this course I’m ready to tackle any bartending job!
Masa T. from Vancouver
Really enjoyed my last two weeks here. The class had a great instructor and atmosphere, with comprehensive lessons and situational practice. I learned a lot and it was definitely worth my money. Would recommend this program to anyone thinking about taking it.
Tristan V. from Langley
Awesome teachers, these guys really inspired me to learn more about making drinks. There is a fair section of theory based work on the relative drinks and the origins of alcohol types. There’s also lots of hands on practice which I believe was one of the highlights of Fine Arts Bartending. It was a very fun experience and really prepares you at the bar, loved the environment and the challenge.
Will W. from Coquitlam

Join our team of Bartending Instructors

And if you think you might be perfect to join our team of bartending instructors, we are always open to seeing a resume or two. Have a look at our Jobs page for a rundown on what we might be looking for in a team member.

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Grant G.

Grant G.

Grant became interested in bartending back in his early days living in Alberta. After earning a Diploma in Bartender Training from N.A.I.T. he headed out here to Vancouver… and decided to make this city his home. We think he made the right call, especially on those warm sunny days when an Aperol Spritz is the patio cocktail of choice. His bartending instructors from back in the day would be proud of where he is now!

Grant has oodles of experience. He has many years as a banquet bartender at the Westin Bayshore, plus many more as a nightclub bartender. Both jobs are very different, but require both accuracy and speed. Weddings and conferences require volumes of cocktails in a very quick fashion to match the theme of the event. Nightclubs offer the opportunity for flair while still cranking out the cocktails.

Travelling is also a passion of his, and he has spent time travelling through much of Europe. He enjoys getting his hands dirty when not behind the bar with some gardening. If you too have a green thumb, Grant is more than happy to share some his knowledge, especially with his Master Gardener Certificate earned right here in Vancouver from VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Tieg S.

Tieg S.

Tieg was born and raised in Vancouver BC where he got his start in the hospitality industry nearly 20 years ago. He began working in the kitchen. After learning to cook, he decided to move into bartending for a new challenge and to make a bit more money. To make that transition, he found our bartending course.

Tieg learned how to bartend from Fine Art Bartending. Shortly after learning everything he could from his bartending instructors, Tieg became a bartender at Monk McQueens. Monk’s was a Vancouver landmark location in False Creek that is now home to Mahoney and Sons. Since then he has worked as a bartender and manager at bars and restaurants across the lower mainland including the Sandbar on Granville Island, the Shark Club and BarOne at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

When he’s not teaching, Tieg is writing, hiking, exercising and exploring the city. He also enjoys travelling and lived abroad in Japan where he studied Japanese and in Los Angeles where he earned a degree in journalism.