Every glass is a blank canvas waiting to be stirred, mixed, poured and adorned unlike any other cocktail in the world!
The USBG Most Imaginative Bartender Competition Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® is where new ideas and ingredients blend together to create the extraordinary. It’s this melding of thoughts and inspiration where creativity is born.
Now in its 12th year, the competition seeks out bartenders who are at the forefront of artistry in cocktail-making. The finals will take place in London, which is located near Laverstoke Mill, home of the renowned BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin distillery.
Enrollment is completely free, but space is limited! You only need to bring your ingredients for two portions, glassware, and bartending tools to the events. You’ll be asked to create an original cocktail, which will be judged on Flavor, Appearance, Bartender Presentation and Imagination. Here are some important cocktail requirements that you’ll want to keep in mind. Coming out of the local competitions, 70 bartenders from the United States will be selected as regional finalists and will advance to one of eight regional competitions.
The Regional Finals will take place between May 21, 2018 and June 26, 2018.
Two winners will be selected from each regional competition to move on to the finals in London.
Columbus, OH .... April 9th & 10th
Dallas, TX .... April 9th & 10th
Detroit, MI .... April 10th & 11th
Omaha, NE .... April 11th
Atlanta, GA .... April 11th & 12th
Philadelphia, PA .... April 16th & 17th
Miami, FL .... April 16th & 17th
San Francisco, CA .... April 16th
San Jose, CA .... April 17th
Oakland, CA .... April 19th
Boston, MA .... April 18th & 19th
New Orleans, LA .... April 18th & 19th
Las Vegas, NV .... April 23rd & 24th
Pittsburgh, PA .... April 23rd
Austin, TX .... April 23rd & 24th
Los Angeles, CA .... April 23rd - 25th
Denver, CO .... April 25th & 26th
Houston, TX .... April 25th & 26th
Hawaii .... April 25th & 26th
Seattle, WA .... April 30th & May 1st
Chicago, IL .... April 30th & May 1st
Washington, DC .... April 30th & May 1st
Portland, OR .... May 2nd & 3rd
Phoenix, AZ .... May 2nd & 3rd
Charleston, SC .... May 7th
Nashville, TN .... May 7th
Minneapolis, MN .... May 9th & 10th
New York, NY .... May 14th – 16th
Interested in learning more about Bombay Sapphire Gin & the Competition?
Attend one of the six Chapter Workshops from 11:30-1:30pm - RSVPs will be managed on Chapter Facebook pages!
CHICAGO .... MARCH 7TH
NEW YORK .... MARCH 13TH
BOSTON .... MARCH 14TH
HOUSTON .... MARCH 26TH
LOS ANGELES .... MARCH 26TH
SAN FRANCISCO .... MARCH 27TH