13 Nov Hard Rock Cafe’s BARocker
Hard Rock International is calling upon its seasoned bartenders to shake things up as part of the fourth annual global BARocker competition. Following several local BARocker events, Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C. hosted the regional round of the competition on Monday, November 7th, 2016 where the most spirited bartenders from the Eastern region will flip, twirl, pour and spin for a spot behind the bar and a chance to move on to the final round in Panama City, Panama. Bartenders from Hard Rock Cafes in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Foxwoods, New York Times Square, Niagara Falls, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Yankee Stadium were at the regional round to represent Hard Rock in the BARocker competition, which was judged by a panel of industry experts and local celebrities. Competitors were judged on several key elements, including recipe knowledge, pour testing, accuracy, speed, flair and showmanship. After the regional showdown, the winner will be flown to Panama City for Hard Rock’s annual Global Conference in January for the worldwide finals, where bartenders will compete alongside twelve other candidates for the title of Global BARocker Champion. The grand prize winner will receive a 3D gold 2017 BARocker pin, a “2017 BARocker of the Year” Fender guitar, trophy, BARocker apparel, and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to one of Hard Rock’s all-inclusive resort properties. Additionally, the Global BARocker Champion’s winning drink will be featured on Hard Rock’s exclusive beverage menu for a limited time.
Photography by Kang Hu
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