Let's be honest, when we're out at a bar we're all in search of a bartender with a stiff one right? Naturally, we're talking about the drinks they make. The City of Palm Springs is seeking the best bartenders at top LGBT clubs across North America by challenging them to create Palm Springs inspired cocktails and you're invited to take part in the fun.
Kicking off on Leap Day, Palm Springs and Stoli ambassadors will host Cocktail Challenges at LGBT clubs in Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, New York City, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver.
At each club, bartenders will compete and create their own signature Palm Springs-infused cocktail, and will be evaluated on taste, presentation and name. The bartenders will also be judged on creativity and attire, as well as presentation and audience participation. Club attendees will receive Palm Springs swag including free hotel stays or a trip to the Cocktail Challenge finale in Palm Springs.
The winning bartender from each city will win a trip to Palm Springs to compete in the grand finale on May 31, 2012 in Palm Springs.
Feb. 29 – New York
646-476-2747 / www.industry-bar.com
March 7 - Chicago
773-477-9189 / www.sidetrackchicago.com
March 8– Seattle
The Lobby Bar
206-328-6703 / www.thelobbyseattle.com
March 11 - Vancouver
604-787-7130 / www.1181.ca
March 18 – Portland
March 30 – Houston
April 6 – Sacramento
916-448-8790 / http://thedepot.net/sb/
April 9– Dallas
Round Up Saloon
214-522-9611 / www.roundupsaloon.com
April 16 – Ft. Lauderdale
954-565-2526 / www.georgiesalibi.com
April 26 – Las Vegas
Charlie’s Las Vegas
702- 876-1844 / www.charlieslasvegas.com
April 28 - San Jose
408-947-1975 / www.brixnightclub.com
May 10 - San Francisco
415-431-0306 / www.lookoutsf.com
May 12 - San Diego
619-491-0400 / www.urbanmos.com
For the Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge event schedule and more click here.