Fernet-Branca Barback Games

Closing date: 31 Aug 2019

Fernet-Branca has announced the second edition of its Barback Games. This September, UK bartenders will gather in London to compete for a chance to attend the European final at Bar Convent Berlin.

Any bar can enter a team, as long as it stocks Fernet-Branca or another Fratelli Branca label. Teams must be made up of one competitor – who must work in a role that includes barback duties – and one coach. For a chance to be chosen, bartenders are asked to answer the question: what does the industry mean to you?

The organisers will select eight teams who will have both travel and accommodation covered to attend the competition. Fernet-Branca won't disclose what the competition entails earlier than the very night of the event, however ‘competitors are being warned that they need to be fit and able to compete in some very physical challenges’.

‘It’s a great chance to network, explore exciting complimentary Fernet-Branca drinks, and enjoy food and entertainment,’ said Poppy Croft, marketing manager of Fernet-Branca, ‘and, of course, shout themselves hoarse as the competitors are put through their paces.’

The UK competition takes place in London, at Village Underground from 7pm – 12pm on Sunday 29 September.

Aspiring teams can apply here until 31 August; the eight shortlisted teams will be announced on 8 September.