Black Restaurant Week is searching to find the best black bartender in the nation. We are hosting our third annual national cocktail competition. Black Restaurant Week is challenging bartenders from across the nation to create Maker’s Mark cocktails that are one-of-a-kind and full-flavored just like the signature bourbon.
This year’s event is organized as a bracket-style competition. During each round bartenders will be challenged to craft cocktails testing their flavor profiles and innovation. Cocktail recipes and campaign challenges will be judged by our industry experts and audience to find the best bartender in the nation.
Rep Your City by creating a unique cocktail to showcase the flavors of your city.
The top bartender from each city below will battle in Chicago during our live national championship.
Black Restaurant Week will decide in its sole discretion whether the applications adhere to these entry requirements.
Watch all the competition episodes from the 2021 Power of the Palate Cocktail Competition.
WE MAKE OUR BOURBON CAREFULLY. PLEASE ENJOY IT THAT WAY.