North Star Bartenders to host Hospitality New Year's Eve Party January 8
In the service industry the celebration of New Year's isn't really what it should be, even though it's a big money night for everyone on the job. You work twice as hard, and you make twice as much, but when you're done you most likely won't be in much of a mood to celebrate. If you do, that celebration will more than likely be at a co-workers house at 4 in the morning. When it's over you'll probably feel like sleeping for a week.
Go ahead, because you can wake up to another party on January 8. That's the first Hospitality New Year's Party put on by the North Star Bartenders Guild (NSBG). The NSBG is comprised of Twin Cities professional bartenders, servers, and managers from local restaurants, liquor distributors, and brands. They're all coming together to throw a huge party the week after New Year's.
The event will be held on the top floor of the Marquette Place luxury apartment building in downtown Minneapolis and will be catered by chefs from Create. The view is spectacular, with a stunning panorama of downtown Minneapolis lit up outside and dancing inside (stylish attire is encouraged).
The party will feature a who's who of local bartenders making craft cocktails at three bar stations. The night will include a "countdown to the New Year," ending with a traditional toast and a kiss. Each of the bar stations will be sponsored by a different brand and will feature a craft cocktail highlighting that brand. Sponsors confirmed for the event include Bombay Sapphire, Great Lakes Distillery, Haus Alpenz, Bittercube, and more.
The bartenders working that night will include Richie Rivera of Eli's, Jeff Rogers of the Lowry, Chad Larson of Barrio, Jourdan Gomez of Bradstreet Craftshouse, Jesse Held, formerly of TTD and the Inn, Rob Jones of Meritage, Adam Harness of Café Maude, Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz of Bittercube and the upcoming Eat Street Social, and Johnny Michaels of La Belle Vie. (As a member of NSBG, I will also be absent from Amore Victoria to pour drinks that night.)
Tickets to the event are $50, which includes all food and drinks. Profits will be donated to MN Hunger Solutions.
You can purchase tickets here.
The Hilton Downtown, just a couple of blocks from the party, is offering a special rate of $79 on rooms for partygoers who want to stay the night. Just mention the NSBG rate.
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