Speed Rack kicks off their eighth U.S. competition season on Sunday, November 18th at Melrose Ballroom in New York City with over 20 of the Tri-State’s best bartenders battling it out. Co-Founded by Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix in 2011, Speed Rack has raised over $850,000 with all proceeds donated to breast cancer charities. The eight fastest females will move on to the Nationals in Chicago next May 2019.
The Tri-State showdown will be hosted at Melrose Ballroom, with doors opening at 4 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and the price includes plenty of punch provided by the event’s sponsors and bites from local eateries.
Pre-purchased tickets are available via EventBrite HERE.
Speed Rack Season 8
The festivities will be hosted by Anne Louise Marquis and will feature some very notable industry heavyweights – Joaquín Simó (Pouring Ribbons, Death & Co.), Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons, The Proper Pour), and Meaghan Dorman (Raines Law Room, Dear Irving, The Bennett).
After the Tri-State competition on November 18th, the tippling tour will hit up Chicago (Dec. 3, Midwest region), San Francisco (Jan. 13, West Coast), Houston (Jan. 27, Southeast), Denver (Feb. 11, Southeast), Seattle or Portland (Feb. 25, Pacific Northwest), Boston (March 11, New England), Washington DC (March 19, Mid-Atlantic) and finally Chicago (May 7, US National Finals).
Registration is still open for the upcoming regional competitions, and tickets for future events can be purchased on Speed Rack’s Website: www.speed-rack.com. To stay up to date on the latest Speed Rack news, follow the organization on Instagram and Twitter at @speed_rack as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/speedrackinfo. #backtherack
THE TRI-STATE CONTENDERS
Adrienne Miller – The Happiest Hour; NY
Alisha Neverson – Leyenda, Robert Bar, Sunshine and Co; NY
Ash Haussermann – Black Tail, Clover Club; NY
Camila Fernandez – Osamil; NY
Christy Colestock – Mothers Ruin; NY
Crystal Chasse – The Bar Downstairs; NY
Dorothy Elizabeth – Henry NoMad at Life Hotel; NY
Elena Davila – Uptown Bourbon; NY
Elizabeth LeBaron – Ludlow House (Soho House Co.); NY
Jena Ellenwood – Dear Irving, The Sparrow Tavern; NY
Jess Rapuano – Clover Club, Big Apple Circus; NY
Jess Pomerantz – Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, Broken Shaker; NY
Kitty Agbaglud – Sunday in Brooklyn; NY
Kelly Rugar – Llama Inn; NY
Lauren Klemm – Boilermaker, Mace; NY
Leah Moss – Tooker Alley, Superfine; NY
Leanne Favre – Clover Club, Leyenda; NY
Megan Fraser – Union Square Cafe American Whiskey; NY
Molly Vasicek – Locksmith Bar; NY
Monika Ozog – Thompson Brooke; NY
Nikki Hamilakis – South House; NY
Paige Walwyn – Existing Conditions, North End Grill; NY
Taylor Duggan – Due Mari; NY
Veronica Correa – Pouring Ribbons, Sweetwater Social; NY
Ari Daskauskas – Nitecap; NY
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