Once again, we will find out who is the best bartender in Vegas. The knock-out style competition will be a complete test of bartending skills, focusing on: Knowledge, Technique, Speed, Mixology, Personality and Service.
Knowledge & Understanding.
Open to anyone who wants to compete in the competition. Just show up at the Wendoh Media Offices (3070 W Post Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118) where you can take the exam on any of the following dates:
o Monday June 9th 2pm - 5pm
o Tuesday June 10th 2pm - 5pm
o Wednesday June 11th 10am - 2pm
The top 10 scoring bartenders will be announced on Thursday the 12th and invited to compete in the next round at Wirtz Alchemy Room.
Speed & Efficiency
Tuesday June 17th
Alchemy Room: Wirtz Beverage Nevada, 1849 W Cheyenne Ave
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
The top 10 bartenders from round 1 will be given drink specifications 1 week before the date of this round. Bartenders will be tested on their ability to free-pour accurately and produce a selection of drinks as fast as possible whilst maintaining service standards. The top 5 will proceed to the next round which will take place on the same day.
Tuesday June 17th
Alchemy Room: Wirtz Beverage Nevada
The top 5 from the previous round will compete in this round. Bartenders will be tested on their creativity and ability to develop original drinks 'on the fly'. The top 3 will be invited to the final round.
ROUND 4 - FINALS
Service & Personality
Tuesday June 24th
Blvd Cocktail Company @ the LinQ (3535 Las Vegas Blvd)
The top 3 bartenders will battle it out to be crowned the Best Bartender in Las Vegas and published in Vegas Seven's annual Best of the City edition along with many other prizes. Competitors will develop the menu and run a pop-up bar for the evening. They will be judged on their ability to generate sales and work under pressure. The public will have an influence on the final scores for this round. The event will double as the awards party as this is where the winner will be announced.
Thanks to our competition partner - VEGAS SEVEN Magazine