Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender competition

Back for a fourth year, Monkey Shoulder’s Ultimate Bartender Championship will journey across the country to test bartenders on the ‘skills that pay the bills’.

Bartenders will be tested on a host of bartending skills, including ingredient knowledge, mixing, pouring, and nosing, as well as back of house organisational skills such as stock take.

So what’s the ultimate prize for the Ultimate Bartenders? A week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to New Orleans and Tales of the Cocktail, of course.

The competition kicks-off in Aberdeen on 19 March, with the team taking to the road up and down the country over a 10-week period, culminating in the UK final on 14 May in London.

Tour dates & locations
–       Aberdeen March 19th – Orchid, 51 Langstane Pl, Aberdeen AB11 6EN
–       Edinburgh March 26th – Vodoo Rooms, 19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
–       Manchester April 9th – Mojo, 59 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
–       Cardiff April 23rd – Ten Mill Lane, 10 Mill Lane, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 1FL
–       Brighton May 7th – Bohemia, 54-55 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB
–       London May 14th – Callooh Callay, 65 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY

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