"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs -- including guides, the latest trends, bartender profiles and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
For the third year, OnMilwaukee.com will host the Bartender Olympics, but this year it’s happening at the Whiskey Bar, 778 N. Jefferson St.
The free event is set for Thursday, Feb. 24, starting at 7 p.m. and wrapping up around 10 p.m.
Ten Milwaukee bartenders will compete in four categories: the Pabst can stack, the talent competition, a timed drink order competition and a recipe contest.
Bartenders include Pete Marshall (Milwaukee Brat House), Alisha Olson (Jo Cats), Danny Benavante (Bel Air Cantina), Nikki Fountaine (Brewski’s), Shenna Barrette (Blackthorn Pib), Nicky Rev (Cafe Lulu), Spencer Kronz (Vitucci’s), Joe Vella (Paulie’s Pub), Scott Sloan (Kenadee’s) and returning champ Matty Gonzales (Sabbatic).
Special guests include Kramp and Adler from FM 102.1 and Jen Lada from FOX6 News. Plus, there will be a Shutterbox photo booth, pizza from Street-za and drink specials.
I'm going to be "score keeper" instead of a judge this year.
OnMilwaukee.com publisher Andy Tarnoff will be a judge, however. And, just added to the judge panel is Cecilia Gilbert from the City of Milwaukee. Many know her simply as "Queen." She's a Downtown bar expert.
Me? I’m a little nervous about my new position simply because accessing even simple math skills and drinking even small amounts of alcohol don’t seem like a good mix for me, but I’ll give it a whirl.