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Star of the Bar Mixology Competition

Lakeside Center, BAR Stage

2018 Star of the Bar Winner

Kristo Tomingas​  | Pina & Passion​

Event Details

  • Mixology Competition
  • Judges

Competition Details

Catch the excitement when the nation’s top mixologists compete shaker to shaker for $5,000 and the exclusive title “Star of the Bar.” Audience members will witness bartending bravado as four regional semi-finalists mix up their winning cocktails for our star-studded panel of judges. Emceed by Charles Joly.

Star of the Bar is produced in partnership with the United States Bartenders’ Guild.

Meet the Judges

Our star-studded panel of judges including master mixologists Tony Abou-Ganim, Elayne Duff, Dale DeGroff, and Agostino Perrone. Charles Joly will emcee the event.

Regional Winners

Las Vegas

Adam Rains
Flock & Fowl
Cocktail: Notorious P.I.G.

Philadelphia

Kristo Tomingas
Butterfly Lounge
Cocktail: Pina & Passion

Orlando

Morgan Zuch
Datz Tampa
Cocktail: 7th Avenue

Chicago

Luke Nevin-Gattle
Room 13 at the Old Chicago Inn
Cocktail: SITA

Wild Card Winners

Two wild card winners will compete alongside regional winners for the title of Star of the Bar:

Derrick Li
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Niall McCourt
Madarin Hide
St. Petersburg, FL