Death or Glory Bar, located in the resort beach town of Delray Beach in South Florida, has resurrected the popular Bar Brawls competition series, and will kick off this fast-paced, cutthroat, no holds barred South Florida “Mastering the Classics” bartender showcase on Wednesday, June 12 at 9PM. The battle for the coveted crown will continue for 12 weeks, pitting 24 of the most badass cocktail-makers from Stuart to Fort Lauderdale against each other in a single elimination competition that culminates with the finals on August 28.
“This competition is very similar to Game of Thrones,” said Ayme Harrison, co-owner, Death or Glory Bar. “Just without dragons and White Walkers. Or, well, a throne.”
Still, organizer and host Bob Higginbotham says, “Watch out. The competition for this title is fierce.” Originally the brainchild of Higginbotham, notable cocktail connoisseur, ‘Bar Brawls’ competitors will demonstrate their craft using their knowledge of classic cocktails, spirits and bar techniques, then be judged by a panel of cocktail ‘experts’ –which includes myself for ThirstyMag.com.
The winning bartender will receive a cash prize of $750. Tickets to attend each weekly event start at $10 for general admission, or ringside seats can be purchased for $25. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Bar Brawls at Death or Glory Bar – Delray Beach FL Details
116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach FL; deathorglorybar.com: @dealthorglorybar
Bar Brawls events will start each Wednesday at 9 PM at Death or Glory Bar, starting June 12 until the finale on August 28.
Full dinner service will be available during Bar Brawls both inside and in the outdoor dining area until 11 PM, then a late-night menu will be available until closing.
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