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If you’re looking for a bartending school online, you’ve come to the right place. On this page, you’ll find links to dozens of bartending video tutorials that can either teach you how to bartend, help you brush up on your bartending skills or teach you a couple new bartending tips and bar tricks that you can use to increase your tips.

You should know that bartending school is not for everyone. Some people will tell you it’s a waste of money and others will say it’s the best decision they ever made.People who are against bartending schools argue that learning 200+ drinks is a waste of your brain power because you’ll never need to make most of them.

People who support bartending schools say that the knowledge, experience, hands-on training and job placement assistance you get from bartending schools is invaluable when trying to land the perfect bartending job.  Whatever you decide to do, you can always come here and learn bartending online – study the videos below and practice as much as possible.

Bartending basics are crucial if you are going to succeed as a bartender. Keep in mind, however, that great bartenders have BOTH the soft skills (a people person) as well as the hard skills (what you learn in the bartending video tutorials).

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To be a good bartender, you need to:

1. Know about 30-50 core drinks

2. Have a good memory

3. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment

4. Enjoy people


If you don’t have #4 and #5, don’t waste your time trying to become a bartender. If you have #4 and #5 already, then you don’t need to waste your time and money going to a bartending school to learn how to make drinks.bartending school online - cosmo

I’ve been in the bar industry since 1992 and in all those years, I’ve hired many people without experience – because they had the personality and willingness to learn.

On this page, you will find videos ranging from “How to Pour Mixed Drinks“, “How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness“, “How to Cut Fruit” and so much more. You can study bartending online!

New videos are continually being added, so check back often or, easier still, subscribe to our BarsandBartending Youtube Channel.

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How to Pour: Using a Shot Glass

Learn how to pour mixed drinks and cocktails like a pro


Learning how to pour properly, efficiently and quickly is paramount to becoming a good bartender. It may seem like something so simple, but without practice, a bartender will not be able to keep up in a fast-paced bar or nightclub.

How to Pour: Adding Mix & Garnish

Learning how to pour drinks and do it with speed and style are essential skills if you want to become a bartender

How to Pour: Using a Measured Pour Spout

Learn how to pour drink using a measured pour spout

How to Pour: Adding Speed using a Continuous Pour

Learn how to pour mixed drinks and cocktails with SPEED and ACCURACY

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How to Cut Lemon Slices

Cutting lemons for your bartending shift isn't hard...once you know how to do it properly

How to Cut Lime Wedges

Learn the proper way to cut limes for cocktails and mixed drinks

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How to Pour a Draught Beer

Learn how to pull a pint of lager - pouring a draught beer

How to Rim a Glass

Learn how to put a salt / sugar or whatever rim around your cocktails. Salt for margaritas and sugar for specialty coffees

How to Chill a Glass

How to Shake and Strain you Cocktails – Multiple Methods

Learn how to shake and strain drinks like the best of them. There are multiple ways to shake and strain - here they are.

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There are many more video tutorials on how to mix drinks and perform bar tricks and win bar bets. Click the links to see what’s on offer in our Bartending School.

How to Become a Bartender

Drink Recipes

Bar Tricks and bets!

Bar Glassware

Bartending Terms


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Reese Richards aka "the Barman" is a 20+ year veteran of the bar industry and founder of His goal is to bring the joy of bartending to as many people around the world as possible by producing high quality content in the form of articles, interviews, infographics, recipes, videos and training courses.