Bartender Basics

This is an intensive hands-on single class that covers a variety of topics to help you become a professional and efficient bartender. A prerequisite of most classes at BAR:School, this is a must for the beginner or someone learning new aspects of bartending.

Tools and equipment at the bar
Bar methods
Making proper measurements & pouring
Multiple at-once cocktail making
Set up for efficiency
Style and professional presence behind the bar

This course is a little bit of a lot of things packed into 2 hours. Because BAR:School is designed to be able to quickly and efficiently cover a lot of hands-on material in any given amount of time, bartenders will be left with a fair amount of things to review and practice after the course, essentially building on better productivity, professionalism and service.

All materials, such as tools and equipment, will be provided at no additional cost. Students are required to bring a small notebook and pen to class and are expected to take notes throughout. Course handouts and study guide will also be provided to each student. A certificate of completion will be given to each student who successfully passes the course.


This is a single 2-hour class.

Class 1: Monday, May 1, 2017; 2:00-4:00pm

All course schedules are subject to change.

The course and all its materials will be administered in English.

The course fee is 2000 THB. Payment must be made in full via bank transfer or onsite no later than 1 week prior to start of course.

About the Instructors

Joseph Boroski calls himself a Mixsultant™. This is meant to express (as best as one word can) his deep passion for cocktail culture and his role as one of the world’s prominent bar consultants. He is the founder of BAR:School and the namesake of J.Boroski in Bangkok and Hong Kong. Passionate about quality ingredients and premium spirits, Joseph is frequently globe-trotting with a straightforward and all- important two-part plan: searching the earth for what’s new, what’s different, what’s next in the international bar scene; and sharing the knowledge and the experience.

Originally from just outside Liverpool (England) Mark heads up the bar at J.Boroski Bangkok. He daily ensures that all cocktails are custom-made using the freshest homemade ingredients, the best spirits, and a variety of intensive preparation procedures. He recently worked as the brand ambassador of Snow Queen vodka and has previously placed as second best bartender in Europe by Jameson, as well as placing highly in several other competitions in the UK. Mark's attention to detail, high focus on guest service, and complete immersion in the bar industry make him an ideal instructor for a number of bar courses.