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    Long Time Coming

      Being a bartender is so much harder than most day-walkers will ever realize. Being a flair bartender in America (outside the surreal bubble that is Las Vegas) is doubly hard....

  • Hot News – January 2015

    USBG/IBA WORLD COCKTAIL CHAMPIONSHIP USA QUALIFIER 2015 Press Release The USBG/IBA World Cocktail Championship USA Qualifier will be happening Tuesday March 31, 2015 in Las Vegas during the Nightclub & Bar...

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    Love me two times…..

    That’s what the bartending industry has told me.  My first love was Flair bartending, my second was Mixology. I started tending bar a few months after turning 18 as a fun...

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    What kind of bartender are you?

      What kind of bartender are you? Are you an order taker… a persuader… the life of the party… an entertainer… a psychologist… a matchmaker… a listener… a conversation starter… a...

  • Hot News – December 2014

    PERLICK ANNOUNCES PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP WITH AWARD-WINNING BARTENDER TOBIN ELLIS Press Release First Co-Designed Product – the Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station – to Debut at NAFEM 2015 MILWAUKEE – Perlick,...

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    Love me two times…..

    That’s what the bartending industry has told me.  My first love was Flair bartending, my second was Mixology. I started tending bar a few months after turning 18 as a fun...

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    STEPPING UP TO THE CHALLENGE AGAIN… Dakota’s Challenge II

    Over the course of any given year, there are many different charitable fundraisers that are held around the world for a multitude of worthy causes.  Dakota’s Challenge is different from the...

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    TOBY ELLIS IS… Cut off – “CHICO AND THE MEN”

    A few months back an old friend who was once a rising star in the world of competitive flair called me asking for help. When I say old friend, I mean...

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    TOBY ELLIS IS… Cut off – BAR”TREND”ING

    Las Vegas. The Lakes, more specifically. 2:18am. I’m staring at a blank page made from tiny white lights that some computer geek dubbed “pixels.” Without a salient thought in my head,...

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    TOBY ELLIS IS… Cut off – “Will the Real World Champion Please Stand Up?”

    I was scanning the FBA message boards and threw the brakes on when my eyes fell onto a blurb somebody cut and pasted off the Food Network website about the upcoming...

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