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 Magazine, 4 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!