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Minneapolis Iron Bartender 2016 - SEMI-FINALS & FINALS!

  • The Pourhouse 10 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN, 55402 United States (map)

Iron Bartender 2015

The winners of the 2016 Minneapolis Iron Bartender competition will be crowned Sunday night at The Pourhouse, and I'm honored to be one of the judges for the semi-final and final rounds!

Come see some of the Twin Cities best bartenders compete on stage, head-to-head and against the clock, to make the best cocktails using the secret ingredient.  Sample and vote for your favorite batch cocktail, provided by that evening's competitors.

The bars competing this Sunday are:

Three rounds of competition will take place, with doors opening at 5pm and the competition beginning at 6pm.

Round 1 will be a match-up of international proportions between two restaurants who bring the heat and the flavor to Minnesota: Hola Arepa vs. Zen Box Izakaya!  Then, for round 2, it'll be Hi-Lo Diner vs Volstead's Emporium!  The winners of these two rounds will compete in the third and final round of the night... with the winner being named Iron Bartender!

Stick around after the winner is named for the official after party at Alibi Lounge!  And... Monday is Labor Day, so (chances are) you won't have to work!

Get a preview of Sunday's competition by watching Mike's Mix on WCCO at 8am Saturday, and 6am Sunday!


Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry program, which works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, where they learn and where they play.

Tickets are $15 at the door; must be 21 or older to attend.

Earlier Event: August 28
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Later Event: October 13
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