Friday, October 7, 2011

LA's Best Bartender Competition is this Weekend

This Sunday the five finalists in Table 20's LA's Best Bartender Competition 2011 will battle it out at Elevate Lounge in DTLA for the crown of best bartender.  Not only does the winner get bragging rights, but a billboard here in Los Angeles with their picture on it announcing them as the winner.  If that wasn't enough, the winner will receieve an all expenses paid trip next year to their choice of Tales of the Cocktail, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic or the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

How can you participate?  You can attend the competition and vote for which one of the five finalists created the best Karlsson's Gold Vodka cocktail.  Tickets are $25 and are available here.  Attendees will get seven drink tickets to sample the finalists cocktails, get to try Ice Ice Shavie snowcones from Damian Windsor, munch on some shnazzy snacks and vote for the best beverage.  The event is this Sunday from 3:30 - 7:30 pm at Elevate Lounge, 811 Wilshire Blvd, 21st Floor, DTLA.

The finalists are:

Joe Brooke, Next Door Lounge - People's Choice

Justin Pike, The Tasting Kitchen - Judges' Selection

Brian Summers, Harvard & Stone - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner

Devon Tarby, The Varnish - Judges' Selection

Daniel Zacharczuk, Bar | Kitchen - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner

Remember, tickets can be purchased online at

Learn more about the finalists in the video below, courtesy of Table 20 and

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