Death Or Glory Brings Back Bar Brawls


Staff report

Bartenders will show off their skills this summer during a 12 week “Bar Brawl” competition series.

Delray Beach’s Death or Glory Bar has resurrected the contest, which will begin at 9 p.m. on June 12 at Death or Glory, 116 NE 6th Ave.

Over 12 weeks, 24 bartenders from Stuart down to Fort Lauderdale will go head-to-head in a single elimination competition.

Still, organizer and host Bob Higginbotham says, “Watch out. The competition for this title is fierce.”

Originally the brainchild of Higginbotham, notable cocktail connoisseur, competitors will demonstrate their craft using their knowledge of classic cocktails, spirits and bar techniques, then be judged by a panel of cocktail “experts,” people who drink a lot of cocktails.

The winning bartender will receive a cash prize of $750. Tickets to attend each weekly event start at $10 for general admission, or ringside seats can be purchased for $25. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.

‘Bar Brawls’ will start each Wednesday at 9 p.m. at Death or Glory Bar. Full dinner service will be available during ‘Bar Brawls’ both inside and in the outdoor dining area until 11 p.m. , then a late-night menu will be available until closing.

The finale will take place on August 28.