1-day bar and cocktail course in Zurich

Learn the basic rules and most important techniques of bartending at the one-day bar and cocktail course of the BAR NEWS Academy and deepen your knowledge. Experienced Barkeeper with many years of professional experience explain the DNA of the most important cocktails and introduce you to the bar world.

Course dates

Date: Still open; no courses are currently scheduled.
Time: 09:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Basics & history of bar culture
  • Role & Tasks of the Bartender
  • Hygiene, Law & Justice in the Bar
  • Dealing properly with guests
  • The spirits categories
  • Tools and aids of the bartender
  • Glasses, ice & decorations: tips for mixing cocktails
  • Practice: Shaking & Stirring Cocktails
  • Small knowledge test


No previous experience is necessary.

Target group

  • People who are interested in joining.
  • Professionals who already work in a bar.

Learning objectives

  • You know the basics in the areas of bar, hygiene, law & order, tools, glasses, decoration, etc.
  • You learn the right way to deal with guests.
  • You know the different categories of spirits.
  • You can prepare a drink correctly and know the most important cocktails.


Upon completion, you will receive an official course certificate from the BAR NEWS Academy.


The course costs CHF 295
BAR NEWS subscribers receive a discount of CHF 35

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