Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild - USBG

- - - - - - OFFICIAL CHAPTER OF THE UNITED STATES BARTENDING GUILD - - - - - - -a local collegiate of experienced professionals working to develop, enrich, and share the history, art, culture, and enjoyment of the distilled spirit


  • Stella's Lounge 53 Commerce Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States



Welcome to the second round of The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild series, IRON BARTENDER!

Once again, three exceptional spirits professionals will come face-to-face in a mixological battle-royale, with twists, turns, audience interaction, a live DJ, and tons of fun!

Come learn how cocktail-professionals devise new drinks, understand culinary conceptualization in a great new way, and watch the creative process in-action as each competitor has only 15 minutes to prepare two flawless libations to be held at the mercy of our brutal judges' panel, which includes this month: 
-Iron Bartender Champion Brandon Joldersma of Virtue Cider
-Local Bartendrix Maureen Di Virgilio of The Winchester
-Spirits Importer Gregg Lemkau of CCB Horizon
and additional judges grabbed right from the audience!

Seating is limited and first-come first-serve. 
Doors open at 6:30pm. 
Event begins at 7:00pm
This is a 21+ event

Our cocktail-warriors this month are three famous femmes fatale of the West Michigan spirits industry:
Tracey Walker of Riverhouse Ada
Jenney Grant of Coppercraft Distillery
Heather Missad of Aperitivo Grand Rapids

The winner will receive our trophy for the month and the title of IRON BARTENDER...the losers must retreat in shame!

There will be a $5 cover charge at the door to support our monthly charity. This month, our Iron Bartender Donation will go to Red Project, a great local organization doing great work!

Join the Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild for a night of fun, education, inspiration, blood, sweat, and tears in the best bar-fight this city has ever seen!