Chattanooga Friends will present its third annual Bartender Brawl on Friday, April 15 from 6-9 p.m. in Miller Plaza.
"The only competition of its kind in Chattanooga, this is a no-holds-barred, all-out fight to the finish between some of the best local restaurants and bars to see who can mix the best cocktail. This year’s event will focus on craft cocktails, as the bartenders step up their game to take home the prize," organizers said.
The event is sponsored by Chattanooga Whiskey and Athens Distributing Company. United States Bartenders' Guild is co-hosting the event, which will include an award for the “Spirit of Chattanooga”, chosen by a panel of judges. Additionally, one bartender will win a “People’s Choice” award, voted on by guests during the event.
Bartenders from up to 12 area restaurants and bars will each present two tasting-sized cocktails.
Last year’s winners were Heather Jennings from 1885 Grill (now with The FEED Co. Table and Tavern) and Sarah Johnson from The Flying Squirrel (now with Two Ten Jack).
There will be live music from the Old Time Travelers, an old-time string band who also provided the entertainment at last year’s event. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
Participating bartenders will feature one cocktail with Chattanooga Whiskey's 1816 Reserve and a second cocktail with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Guests may try as many samples as they like, then vote for their favorite. Many will enter, but only one will be named champion.
Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com.
Standard Tickets: $20 in advance ($25 at the door)--includes 2 drink tokens.
Premium Tickets: $40 in advance ($45 at the door)--includes 10 drink tokens.
Additional drink tokens will be on sale at the event for $3.00 each.
Proceeds will benefit Siskin Children's Institute, Northside Neighborhood House, Boys and Girls Club, and Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center.