Bartending school

Three months and you are perfectly qualified to work in the best bars in the country
About bartending school
Bar Department is the leading bartending school in the country since 2012. We are well known with projects such as Diageo Bar Academy, Cheers, Wood Religion, COD grillbar, MO, and others. The result of our work — professional bartenders, bar owners and brand ambassadors well known all around the world.
We combine knowledge of the best bar experts in the country in one perfectly designed training program.
Learn from highly experienced bartenders, brand ambassadors and bar consultants.
Modern and well-equaipped bar
We offer a great learning environment with great variety of the best drinks, coffee station for four baristas and bar stations for up to 12 students.
Each year our students participate with great results in competitions both in Latvia and abroad.
Choose separately or all three courses together.
Cocktail Academy
5 weeks
Learn everything about bartending — from the workstation preparation to a perfectly served drink.
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Bar drinks
4 weeks
During the course of eight masterclasses you will learn everything about the drinks used in bar — history, production, serving and art of selling.
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Coffee Academy
3 weeks
Five high intensity masterclasses, which will give you a full insight into the art of coffee making - from coffee roasting to perfect cappuccino and latte art.
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We are honored to share our experience and knowledge.
Edgars Elbergs
Together with guest lecturers, gives masterclasses on bar drinks.
DIAGEO Reserve Brand Ambassador in Latvia
Leader of World Class Latvia
Bar Consultant
Co-owner of Bar Department
Works in HoReCa since 2002
Rūdolfs Milzarājs
Gives masterclasses for our Cocktail Academy and prepares students for international competitions.
Head Bartender at Bar Herbārijs
3rd place at Havana Club Grand prix Latvia in 2016
1st place at Havana Club Grand prix Latvia in 2018
1st among the Baltics at Havana Club Grand prix Latvia in 2018
Works in bartending since 2014
Rihards Saksons
Together with other guest lecturers, gives masterclasses in coffee making.
Sales Manager at King Coffee Service
Member of SCAE Latvia
Consulting in coffee concept adaption for restaurants and bars
2nd place in WBC Latvian Barista Championship in 2016
2nd place in WBC Latvian Cupping Championship in 2017
Works in HoReCa since 2013
Other instructors
For specifically themed masterclasses we invite other highly skilled professionals from the industry.
Ingemārs Dzenis — brewer
Agnese Meiersone —sommelier
Iļja Obuhovskis — co-owner of Bar Department

At the end of the school, and once the exam is passed, each student receives a certificate which is highly valued among bar and restaurant owners.
Cocktail Academy
Twice a week
299 €
  • 5 weeks
  • All learning materials
  • Cocktails
  • Bar tools
  • Certificate
Coffee Academy
Twice a week
249 €
5 masterclasses

All learning materials



Bar Drinks
Twice a week
199 €
  • 4 weeks
  • All learning materials
  • Degustations
  • Bar tools
  • Certificate
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