Bartenders’ Shakedown



The 1st Working Flair Bartending competition is back! This multi round multi day open bartending competition takes place in Palm Beach, FL with three seperate divisions for Pro, Advanced and Amatuer division bartenders. This is a fun Flair competition with emphasis on Working Flair, Mixology and testing a Flair Bartender in a true working environment. We start with competitors picking random drinks from the “Master Drink List” as well as create an original specialty cocktail and then they are required to make the drinks with the best of their abilities using their best Working Flair & Mixology skills.

Mixology, Flair and Accuracy all in one round! We have all done blind speed rounds but imagine a competition based all around a blind Working Flair round… we will shakedown the competition to see who is the best Flair bartender in a true working bar environment. This event will be full of fun, Flair and features. Join us for the ” Bartenders’ Shakedown 2017″ June 26-28 2017.

“Mixology Matters: Cocktail Conference” returns on June 26-28 2017.

“Helping Bring the Craft of the Cocktail & the Art of Flair Bartending Together”

In its fifth year, the “Mixology Matters Cocktail Conference” June 26-28, 2017 will bring together some of the world’s best Flair bartenders, Mixologists, Industry Professionals, everyday bartenders, managers and enthusiasts to learn and collaborate from one another and help further push the boundaries of the cocktail by raising our voices and saying YES! Mixology Matters…

This celebrated event will take place during the day all leading up to the Bartender Shakedown finals later that night June 28, 2017 complete with cocktail samplings, seminars, demonstrations, Mixology contests, social networking, product awareness and much more. The idea is to expose the attendees to new ideas, procedures, trends, products and knowledge to further educate and motivate them at their craft. While also exchanging lines of communication, interests, passions and awareness to our exhibitors and attendees.

This event is strictly 21 years of age and over and open to the public to attend and promises to be a fun and informative event!


Surrounding airports:
West Palm Beach, Fl (PBI) approx 5 mins away.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) approx 45 mins away.
Miami, FL (MIA) approx 1 hour away.

Surrounding Hotels:
1001 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 833-1234

600 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 231-6000

Our Partners:
Rèal Ingredients, Finest Call, Ketel One Vodka, Myschyf, BarProducts, Revolutions, Burger & Beer Joint, Flair Street, Tiki ‘Ono, Renegades & BarWars LLC.


Rules , Drink List, Bar Layout and Accuracy Rules are NOW POSTED!

For more information about attending, exhibiting, presenting or sponsorship
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