Crafting excellence at the Shaker Bar School

Shaker Bar School

Situated in Cape Town city centre, the Shaker Bar School offers professional and comprehensive training in bartending and barista courses.

The art of bartending and the science of brewing coffee have taken centre stage in the hospitality industry, and the demand for skilled professionals is on the rise.

The Shaker Bar School offers a definitive range of accredited and vocational hospitality courses, from cocktail masterclasses to professional and advanced bartender and barista courses, wine and spirit courses, covering all spirits and liqueurs.

Bartender School

There are courses for everyone from beginners to professional cocktail bartenders, bar managers and Food and Beverage managers.

Their flagship course, the International Bartenders course, is the most popular and involves five days of intensive training for both the beginner and the developing bartender.  The topics covered within the course are universal, enabling bartenders to use the qualification in international bars and restaurants.

Their Saturday afternoon cocktail masterclass is designed to be fun and a hands-on introduction to the world of cocktail making.


Shaker Bar School offers two special packages.

The master Bartender Package includes all the top courses available and will take you to the top level of bartending, and includes both practical and theory.  It is especially designed for those who would like to take up bartending as a profession and want the best start possible.

The Super Yacht Package has been put together with the core beverage skills needed for the world’s top super yachts.  This will get you confident with making coffee, cocktails and spirit knowledge with an international WSET level one spirits training.  Also, some skills to deal with demanding clients.

Barista School

This is designed for everyone from beginners to those considering a career in coffee. They are all very practical courses, to allow you the time to hone your new skills.

Here you will learn the secrets of the professional barista – the beans, the grind, pouring an espresso, milk dynamics, and blends


Their teambuilding team offer a fabulously fun and dynamic few hours making cocktails and learning how the professionals do it (you of course get the change to taste them all). They can take groups from 10-200 people and everyone is involved and has a good time.  They can organise awards and prizes along with welcome drinks and a bar afterwards. Shaker Bar School also cater for those who do not drink alcohol with non-alcoholic bars and drinks. 

Shaker Bar School Contact Details

For more information call 021 422 1574 or email

Shaker Bar School may be found at 235 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre. Find them on Google Maps.

Shaker Bar School Parkhurst is located at 28 6th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Find them on Google Maps.

Facebook: @shakerbarschoolcpt

Instagram: @shakerbarschoolza


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