This article was published on February 9th, 2019
As if being one of the leading LGBT supporting companies wasn’t enough, Stolichnaya vodka is yet again holding the world’s largest bartending competition for $25,000 for LGBT bartenders to go towards an LGBT charity of their choosing this year. Stoli is giving away $25K in prizing to said charity this year while celebrating Loudly and Clearly visibility and pride for the LGBT community and its brightest Bar Stars!
Professional bartenders and mixologists from some of the community’s most well-known entertainment venues in the LGBT realm will be invited to demonstrate their skills, as well as have an opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to Key West Pride. If you or someone you know is an out, proud, gay bartender who deserves recognition, have them consider entering the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic and compete in the following 15 cities across North America for the grand prize:
- March 6 – Dallas, TX – The Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall
- March 13 – Dayton, OH – MJ’s on Jefferson
- March 18 – Washington, DC – Nellie’s Sports Bar
- March 23 – Los Angeles, CA, The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood
- March 27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar, Wilton Manors
- April 3 – New York City, NY – Boxers, Washington Heights
- April 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Boxers PHL
- April 15-18 – San Diego – Rich’s
- April 24 – New Orleans, LA – Oz
- May 2 – Boston, MA – Club Café
- May 9 – Montreal, PQ – Club Unity
- May 11 – Chicago, IL – Sidetrack The Video Bar
- May 16 – Altanta, GA – Midtown Moon
- May 20 – San Francisco, CA – TBD
- June 4 – 10 – Key West, FL – KEY WEST FINALE at Key West Pride!
Not only will the winning bartender take home the loot, they’ll also serve as an honorary Grand Marshall in the Key West Pride Parade in June, a trophy, home bar victory party, a sash, and the honor of calling yourself one of the world’s best bartenders. To compete in this year’s Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, contact your local Stoli representative or send an e-mail of interest to StoliKeyWest@gmail.com.
More info at www.facebook.com/stolikeywest.