This article was published on May 6th, 2015
Are you the best LGBT bartender in North America? If you are, then you need to enter the Stoli Key West Classic. Over the past two months, Stoli has been travelling across North America in their search for the best LGBT bartender. Could it be you?
The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic is the largest LGBT bartending competition in North America. There are regional competitions held across North America where bartenders compete to be named the best in their region, and go on to compete for the top prize at the finale in Key West, Florida.
Contenders for the regional competition must be 21 years or older and represent at local LGBT bar, restaurant or other accredited entertainment venue. Competitors are invited to showcase their skill and present their most original Stoli cocktail creations.
Winners of the regional challenge will receive an all-expense paid trip to Key West, Florida, June 10-14, to compete in the grand finale. The finale competition will be judged by fashion designer, Andrew Christian, and TV celebrity Jai Rodriguez. The top competitor in the finale will take home $5,000 for their local charity, a Stoli bartending kit, and the opportunity to ride in the Key West 2015 pride parade as honorary celebrity grand marshall.
What are you waiting for? Register today to compete or make plans with friends to watch the competition.
BONUS: If you’re in Vancouver, HomoCulture’s very own, Brian Webb, will be one of the judges!