Chattanooga Friends Hosts Bartender Brawl To Benefit Local Nonprofits

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chattanooga Friends will present the first Bartender Brawl on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 p.m. in Miller Plaza.  The first of its kind, local restaurants and bars compete to see who can mix the best cocktail. 

Bartenders from Taco Mamacita, Urban Stack, Community Pie, Porter’s Steakhouse, Easy Bistro and Mellow Mushroom will each present two cocktails.  Guests can try as many samples as they like, then vote for their favorite. 

The event will feature live music from local band Shark Week, and is sponsored by Chattanooga Whiskey.   

Tickets are $20 and are available in advance from bartenderbrawl.eventbrite.com.  Each ticket includes two drink samples.  Additional drink samples will be available for purchase for $2 each at the event.

Proceeds will benefit Chambliss Center for Children, Siskin Children's Institute, Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County and the Northside Neighborhood House. 

Chattanooga Friends is a nonprofit group that provides Chattanoogans opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, and become involved in the community while making a difference in the lives of children and families in the greater Chattanooga area.



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