• Cafe 78 (map)
  • 4454 Woodward Avenue
  • Detroit, MI, 48201
  • United States

Join us Tuesday, September 13th for the 1st Annual "Best of Bars" competition featuring the best bartenders from the Detroit Optimist Society (Sugar House, Wright & Co, The Peterboro, Honest Johns, and Cafe 78) competing for $1000 and a trip to Kentucky to "research" bourbon! 

The event is being sponsored by our friends at Long Road Distiller's in Grand Rapids. They have provided us with a range of spirits for the bartenders to work with, including wheat whiskey, rye whiskey, aquavit, gin, vodka, and peppercorn vodka. The top 5 cocktails will be chosen from almost 30 submissions and the bartenders will be competing in front of judges and the public for the top prize.

In addition to judging the competition, our friends from Long Road will be on hand to offer samples and talk about the spirits. There will be a Happy Hour from 5-7pm with cocktails featuring Long Road spirits and the competition will start at 7pm. Come and support your favorite bartender or try all the drinks and cast your vote for your favorite.