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We are excited to present our 2nd Annual DOS Best of Bars bartending competition featuring five finalists chosen from over 20 submissions from across all of our properties.  These five finalists are competing for a chance at $1000, a trip to the Jim Beam distillery for an exclusive barrel selection, and most importantly bragging rights.  The finalists will be presenting their cocktails to a panel of judges on Sunday, November 19th at Wright & Company starting at 6pm.  

The audience will have an opportunity to impact the outcome by voting in two different waysFirst, vote for your favorite here to help determine the order the finalists will compete in.  Second, the fan favorite voting at the event will determine who will receive an additional bonus added to their final score.  Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and include a welcome punch and 5 sample tickets, as well as the fan favorite voting ballot.  You'll also be entered to win a Jim Beam Signature Limited Edition Bourbon.  The event is open to the public and you do not need a ticket to attend, however you will need a ticket to sample the finalists cocktails and participate in the fan favorite vote.

Jacob Darmofal - The Sugar House

"I had ramen for lunch."

Clinton Street

1.5 oz. Maker's 46

0.5 oz Red Miso

0.5 oz Lemon

0.25 oz Ginger-turmeric Mushroom Syrup

Egg White

Tiki Inspired

Julie Haase - The Sugar House

"What's all this merriement and cheer?"

The Crone

1.5 oz. Sipsmith Sloe Gin

0.75 oz Averna

0.5 oz Sfmuato

2-3 Dashes of Cocoa Nib Bitters 

Laphroaig rinse

Torched Hickory Chip & Orange Peel

Scott Poole - Bad Luck Bar

"I'm Salty"

Wax On, Wax Off

2.0 oz. Maker's Mark

0.5 oz Strawberry Syrup

0.5 oz Lime

3 Drops Saline Solution

Bar Spoon Ginger 

Salted Strawberry

Kat Hawkins - Wright & Company


Above The Mark

1.5 oz. Maker's 46

0.5 oz Orange Juice

.375 oz. Fino Sherry 

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Club Soda


Alex Kirles - The Sugar House

"Not as salty as me"

A Day With Dad

2.0 oz. Booker's

.375 oz Fernet Branca

.375 Maple Coffee Syrup

2 Dash Nux Alpina Walnut Liqeuer

Cotton Candy Garnish

Suprisingly Not Tiki Inspired