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Table 20's 2nd Annual LA's Best Bartender Competition

Table 20

Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

Table 20's 2nd Annual LA's Best Bartender Competition

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General Admission Tickets   more info Ended $25.00 $2.37
Early Bird - Special Access   more info Ended $30.00 $2.64
Donate to Gentle Barn - We'll MATCH your first $5   more info Ended

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Hello Bartender, Cocktail, and Fun Enthusiasts

Welcome to the 2nd Annual LA Best Bartender Competition 2011!


  • Sip the finalist cocktails for free with 7 drink tickets
  • Enjoy Elevate's 21st floor views, people watching, music
  • Eat finger foods from Dave's Catering
  • Be amused by the event MC Dan Dunn
  • Vote for your favorite cocktail
  • Shop BarKeeper's Pop-up Store
  • Try artisanal Sno-cones from Ice Ice Shavie
  • Receive food discounts at Takami Sushi
  • Attend Karlsson's Vodka Exclusive After-Party at Villian's Tavern



Joe Brooke, Next Door Lounge - People's Choice

Justin Pike, Tasting Kitchen - Judges' Selection

Brian Summers, Harvard & Stone - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner

Devon Tarby, The Varnish - Judges' Selection

Daniel Zacharczuk, Bar | Kitchen - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner




Brought to you by Table 20 & Karlsson's Gold Vodka

This is not a typical bartender competition. Our purpose is to celebrate your favorite bartenders and to crown one of them as LA's Best Bartender for 2011.

On 10/09 the LA community is invited to attend the competition and party. Come taste and vote for the best Karlsson's Gold Vodka cocktail (created by the finalist bartenders), shop at Barkeeper's pop-up store, slurp boozy snow cones from IceIceShavie, witness the competition, and give our bartenders love & appreciation. 


  • Matthew Biancaniello - LA Bartender - Library Bar, LA's Best Bartender 2010
  • Dale Degroff - "King Cocktail", 2009 James Beard Award Winner
  • Jessica Gelt - Writer for Los Angeles Times covering Food & Nightlife
  • Johnny Iuzzini - Head Judge - Top Chef Just Desserts, 2006 James Beard Award Winner
  • Bricia Lopez - Restaurateur - Guelaguetza, LA Weekly "Best of LA People" person.
  • Marcos Tello - LA Bartender - The Varnish, President - USBG LA Chapter, Founder - The Sporting Life

The judging standards and ratings system will be determined by Table 20 in cooperation with the United States Bartender's Guild.


  • 1st Prize - LA's Best Bartender
    --A Los Angeles billboard with photo announcing him or her as LA's Best Bartender
    --A trip to 2012 Tales of the Cocktail, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, or SF World Spirits Competition -trip includes airfare, hotel and package to events.
    --Karlsson's Gold Vintage Bottles
    --Bar Keeper Silverlake $100 Gift Card

  • 2nd Place
    --Karlsson's Gold Bar Kit
    --Karlsson's Gold Vintage Bottles
    --Cash Prize
    --Bar Keeper Silverlake $50 Gift Card

  • 3rd Place
    --Karlsson's Gold Mini Bar Kit
    --Mini Cash Prize
    --Bar Keeper Silverlake $50 Gift Card

  • 4th Place
    --Dinner for two at Mastro's Steakhouse
    --Bar Keeper Silverlake $50 Gift Card

  • 5th Place
    --Bar Keeper Silverlake $50 Gift Card


We support the work of The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn was founded by Ellie Laks in 1999 and now run by Ellie and her husband Jay Weiner who joined forces in 2002. The Gentle Barn is currently home to 130 animals who are rescued from severe abuse, neglect or slaughter. Once the animals are rehabilitated they stay at the barn for the rest of their lives and serve as ambassadors helping to heal abused children. The Gentle Barn is host to kids in foster care, on probation, in gangs, on drugs and from the inner city, as well as school groups and special needs kids and adults. Through the interactions with the animals and their stories, kids learn kindness, compassion, confidence and reverence for all life.

Have questions about Table 20's 2nd Annual LA's Best Bartender Competition? Contact Table 20
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When & Where

Elevate Lounge
811 Wilshire Blvd
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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