"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com is back for another round â€“ brought to you by Aperol, Pinnacle, Jameson, Fireball, Red Stag and Avion. The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs â€“ including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
Milwaukeeâ€™s a city worthy of the Olympics, right?
Well, then we can at least host the fifth annual Bartender Olympics â€“ which takes place Thursday, Feb. 28 at Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St.
You can come watch Milwaukee bartenders compete for the gold.
The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature 10 local bartenders showing off their Pabst can stacking skills, karaoke talents (or lack thereof), and a new cocktail competition. Olympians will create their drinks in advance, and the audience and judges will vote for their favorite.
Special guests include FM 102.1's Kramp and Adler, A&N Smoke Solutions and DJ WhyB.
This yearâ€™s Bartender Olympians include Aileen Richardson (Lucky Joe's Tiki Lounge), Adam Griffin (Monkey Bar), Brian Zbichorski (The Hotel Foster), Gen Longoria (The Library Club), Collins Costin (Silk), Mark Fisher (Redbar), Drew Baryenbruch (The Bottle), Maddie Petersen (Cafe Centraal), Tara Jade (Ashley's Que) and Jim Olker (Milwaukee Brat House).
At the end of the night, judges Josh Malone (Nomad), OnMilwaukee.com's Molly Snyder, Jason Neu (Great Lakes Distillery) and Jim Carney (former Bartender Olympics champion) will award one of these bartenders with the top medal.
Drink specials include $3 Jameson, Red Stag, Pinnacle, Aperol and Avion cocktails, and $3 Pabst Tall Boys.
Let the games begin!
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