Greater LI launches its first-ever Bartender Battle Long Island

Bartender Battle Long Island

The 2023 Bartender Battle Long Island is being sponsored by Ten Cent Menu Club, Menus on a Dime.

[Update: The nominating portion of the Bartender Battle has now been closed. Thank you to all who took the time to nominate their favorite barkeep.]

Everyone claims their favorite bartender is the best.

But they can’t all be the best.

So, Greater Long Island is launching its first-ever Bartender Battle Long Island, through which we’ll be pitting the most popular bartenders from across Nassau and Suffolk against one another.

We’ll be picking 16 people who have been nominated from the drinking public and unveiling a virtual bracket later this winter.

Fans will get to vote on in head-to-head battles. The field will be narrowed down to a Final Two timed with the March Madness basketball tournament.

Those two will then battle in-person and on video before three judges at a neutral Long Island restaurant that’s yet to be determined. The challenge will be to mix three classic cocktails, also TBD. Then we’ll know who truly is the best.

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