Who Will Be Crowned “Best Bartender” at the CWE Cocktail Competition?

Some of St. Louis’ top bartenders will be rolling up their sleeves and duking it out at our spirited CWE Cocktail Competition!

What’s on the line? Being crowned “Best Bartender” in the City, a night at the historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel, $75 in CWE Bucks, a bottle of wine, and of course, bragging rights for an entire year!

All the action kicks off at 6 p.m., during our 4th Annual Central West End Cocktail Party. The Cocktail Competition is taking place near the Maryland end of the festival zone.

Here are this year’s brave batch of bartenders!

Andi Rodriguez | 1764 Public House

Phil Villacis | Bar Italia

Adam Lough | Brennan’s

James Wilson | Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House

Jeremy Pevnick | Gamlin Whiskey House

Parker Geisendorfer | MaryAnn’s Tea Room

Eliot McDaniel | Mission Taco Joint

Tyler Baublitz | The Midwestern

Alexis Bean | The Preston

Jake Smith | Sanctuaria

Cailyn Stamp | Sub Zero Vodka Bar

This year’s Cocktail Competition will be judged by representatives from Sauce Magazine4 Hands Brewing Company and The Central West End Association, as well as KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos, and local blogger Whitney in the City. May the best bartender win!

For more information about the CWE Cocktail Party, click here!