Over the past few months Stoli has traveled through great cities across the US & Canada in search of 36 Finalists who will travel to Key West in June and compete in the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, the world’s largest LGBT bartender competition and show. The annual competition challenges local bartenders across the country to create their best Stoli cocktail and enter it for review under a celebrity judge panel. Each year, hundreds of bartenders compete, but only ONE can be the Key West Cocktail Champion!
Let’s pack the house at MJ’s on Jefferson Monday, May 1 and support 3 of Dayton’s great LGBT Bartenders:
- Dana Thompson – bartender at The Right Corner
- Jordan Gutman – bartender at MJ’s
- Justin Free – bar manager at The Stage Door
Each regional winner receives an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the Key West Business Guild to Key West June 7- 12th (6 nights/7 days) for the Finale week in Key West as well as press and a Stoli Premium bartending kit.
The national winner will receive the title of Stoli Key West Cocktail Champion 2017, trophy, sash, $7,500 for their preselected community charity of choice, an additional $5,000 for a local Key West charity for which they will be playing (selected by their host property in advance), title of Honorary Grand Marshall of the 2017 Key West Pride Parade, a hometown celebration and check presentation ceremony at the winner’s home bar or club, and a trip to a special Stoli or Key West event somewhere in the world in the year of the winner’s reign compliments of the Key West Business Guild
Monday, May 1st, 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
MJ’s on Jefferson, 20 N Jefferson St, Dayton, OH 45402
Judges: Rubi Girl Joshua Stucky, Century Bar owner Joe Head, Dayton.com writer Amelia Robinson
The first 100 RSVP’d guests through the door upon check-in will receive a Stoli drink ticket plus a wristband to sample all of the contestants cocktails and vote for their favourite bartender. We’ll drink to that!
For more information, full tour schedule, to apply to compete, or to RSVP to attend an event near you, visit OUT.com/KeyWestCocktailClassic!