With season winding down, South Florida’s premier bar professionals have a little more time to unwind. But don’t think for a minute they’re laying low.
Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach has resurrected the popular ‘Bar Brawl’ competition series, and will kick off this fast-paced, cutthroat, no holds barred (pun intended) bartender showcase on Wednesday, June 12 at 9PM. The battle for the coveted crown will continue for 12 weeks, pitting 24 of the most badass cocktail-makers from Stuart to Fort Lauderdale against each other in a single elimination competition that culminates with the finals on August 28.
“This competition is very similar to Game of Thrones,” said Ayme Harrison, co-owner, Death or Glory Bar. “Just without dragons and White Walkers. Or, well, a throne.”
Still, organizer and host Bob Higginbotham says, “Watch out. The competition for this title is fierce.” Originally the brainchild of Higginbotham, notable cocktail connoisseur, ‘Bar Brawls’ competitors will demonstrate their craft using their knowledge of classic cocktails, spirits and bar techniques, then be judged by a panel of cocktail ‘experts’ (i.e., people who drink a lot of cocktails.) The winning bartender will receive a cash prize of $750. Tickets to attend each weekly event start at $10 for general admission, or ringside seats can be purchased for $25. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.
‘Bar Brawls’ will start each Wednesday at 9PM at Death or Glory Bar, 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. Full dinner service will be available during ‘Bar Brawls’ both inside and in the outdoor dining area until 11PM, then a late-night menu will be available until closing.
About Death or Glory
Death or Glory is located in the historic Falcon House, which was originally built in 1925. Its name was derived from the battle cry motto of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and made popular in the 1979 song “Death or Glory” by The Clash. Its canopied, outdoor Tiki Bar is a popular hangout for the Delray Beach community and visitors alike.
Death or Glory is located at 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 and is open 4 p.m. -2 a.m. daily. Food is served until 2 a.m. For additional info, call 561.808.8814. Facebook @dealthorglorybar; Instagram @deathorglorybar_delray