Bar Brawl Bartender Competition Coming this Fall


South Florida’s top bartenders will brawl this fall during a bracket-style bartending competition, “Bar Brawls,” hosted by Max’s Social House ( The 11-week single elimination competition, with 24 of the best bartenders from Stuart to Ft. Lauderdale, kicks off on Wednesday, September 30 and continues every Wednesday through the finals on December 16. Admission will be $10 and will benefit the Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. Bar Brawls, sponsored by RNDC, will start each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. at Max’s Social House (SoHo), 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. Bar Brawls launches on the heels of the popular Max Group’s Chef vs. Chef competition happening all summer at its sister restaurant, Max’s Harvest. “Due to the very positive feedback for our Chef vs. Chef competition at Max’s Harvest, we will showcase the talents of South Florida bartenders at our sister restaurant,” said Dennis Max, partner in The Max Group. “The convivial vibe at SoHo is the ideal setting for Bar Brawls.” Bar Brawls competitors will demonstrate their craft using mystery ingredients each week to create three cocktails. The winning cocktail will be featured at Max’s Social House. Juice Buzz will provide exotic fruit and vegetable juices for the event. The competitions will culminate each week with a late night happy hour at the restaurant. The grand prize will be an all expenses paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail 2016 in New Orleans, including flight, hotel and admission to the event. Full table service will be available during the event at both the inside and outside tables and outdoor bar area until 11:00 p.m. Late night street food will be available from 11:00 p.m. until closing and the outdoor bar will be open during the competition and afterwards.