“Bar Brawl” returns to jade bar, reviving friendly rivalry between Arizona’s top mixologists

Bar Brawl

Sunday series at Sanctuary Resort runs July 15 – Aug. 26

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 9, 2018 – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is gearing up for its fourth annual Bar Brawl at jade bar, where 16 regional mixologists will compete in a series of cocktail showdowns, vying for champion bragging rights. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. from July 15 to Aug. 26, resort guests and locals are invited to cheer on the competitors while enjoying music by DJ Hybrid Thirty3 and a menu of “Bar Brawl Bites” and specialty cocktails at happy hour prices. Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan and Lead Mixologist Eddie Aces will emcee the events, and admission is free.

New for 2018: The judging panel will include a different celebrity guest each week from the resort’s Lunch & Learn program, including TV personality Carl Ruiz; Chef James Porter of Prescott, Arizona’s Terra Farm + Manor; Barman extraordinaire Tony Abou-Gandim; and Chicago restauranteur Danny Grant.

The Bar Brawl schedule and featured competitors follows:

July 15
o Piroose Amani, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
o Alli Greenhalgh, Second Story Liquor Bar
o Matt Allen, Westin Kierland
o Conner Barrett, House Brasserie
July 22
o Fernando Bambaren, Virtu
o Bobby Kramer, Brickyard
o Lyndsi Hastings-Mundy, Undertow
o Travis Garcia, Mountain Shadows
July 29
o Justin Arellano, The Camby
o Christian Beck, Buck and Rider
o Ashley Cibor, The Ostrich
o Kayla Szeliga, Blue Hound
August 5
o Dustin Bolin, Truck Shop
o Iesha Farington, Chelsea’s Kitchen
o Sam Olguin, Counter Intuitive
o Greg Neises, Hotel Valley Ho

August 12 – Semi-finals
August 19 – Semi-finals

August 26 – Championship