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In partnership with the United States Bartenders' Guild, we proudly present the Shake It Up Flair and Classic Competition! Watch an elite class of Mixologists compete in front of a panel of judges for the grand prize to represent the United States at the World Cocktail Competition!

Competition is held on the Nightclub & Bar Show Main Stage (located at the back of the Exhibit Hall Floor) on Tuesday, March 28, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Judges include: Tony Abou-Ganim, David Nepove, Armando Rosario, Frank Martucci, Jonathan Pogash, Pamela Wiznitzer, Dario Doimo, Rob Husted, Anthony Pullen with Emcees: Reza Esmaili and Dean Serneels

FIRST PLACE, IBA WORLD COCKTAIL CHAMPIONSHIP
in Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Classic - Nathaniel Smith (Minneapolis)
Flair - Luis Ortiz (Las Vegas)

SECOND PLACE, PAN-AMERICAN IBA COCKTAIL COMPETITION
in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
 
Classic - Justin Park (Hawaii)
Flair - Danilo Oribe (Las Vegas)
 
FIRST RUNNERS-UP
Classic - Jonathan Howard (Nashville)
Flair - Colby Ashton Good (Las Vegas)

BEST TECHNICAL - CLASSIC
Giancarlo Aversa (Ann Arbor)

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"The Shake It Up Competition was interesting, fun and exciting where top bartenders from all around the country competed for a chance to represent the United States on Pan-American and global competitions! The level of talent and creativity was extremely high - everyone participating was passionate about the craft, true professionals and owned an outstanding level of expertise in cocktail creating and proper technique. You could admire the presentation, flavors and mastering skills of everyone competing. As a winner of the 2016 Shake It Up Competition, I'm very honored and will do my best to represent the USA in Japan! No matter what, I will enter this competition again next year."  Egor Polonskiy, Beverage Director, Untitled 111, Chicago Il

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