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KEY DATES:
Sept - Oct: Online voting (You'll be the judge!)
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Oct 27: San Francisco Regional Final
Conduit Restaurant

Nov 7: New York City Regional Final
Madison Square Garden

Dec 6 - 9: The 26th Marie Brizard International Bartender Seminar and Competition in Bordeaux


AWARDS:
USA Champions (2)
Two USA Champions will be selected from the regional finals in San Francisco and New York City and win a trip to Bordeaux, France in December to attend the 26th Marie Brizard International Bartending Seminar and Competition.

Second Place (2)
Two second place winners from each city will be awarded with a trophy, a certificate, as well as the title of 2009 USA Marie Brizard Ambassador.

Hospitality Award (2)
The special Hospitality Award goes to the contestants (one from each city), who receive the most votes online from September to October. Hospitality Award winners will receive a Marie Brizard original bartender kit, as well as the title of 2009 USA Marie Brizard Ambassador.

 

Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge

For over 25 years, thousands of top bartenders from around the world have participated in the Annual Marie Brizard International Bartender Seminar and Competition in Bordeaux, France - home of Marie Brizard. The USA Competition will begin in August with the nation's top bartenders. The USA champions will travel to Bordeaux to compete in the international final and participate in the five-day bartending seminar.

Join our judging process by visiting our challengers' bars to taste their original Marie Brizard cocktails from September to October and cast your vote right here online! The contestants who receive the most votes will win the special "Hospitality Award", so please help us find the best bartender from both coasts!

West Coast Challengers
WEST COAST CHAMPION
Jackie Patterson
, Zinnia
500 Jackson St. San Francisco
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2nd PLACE
Joel Baker
, Bourbon and Branch
501 Jones St. San Francisco CA
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HOSPITALITY AWARD WINNER
Sierra Zimei
, Four Seasons
737 Market St. San Francisco
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Joe Wrye, Waterbar
399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
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Camber Lay , Epic Roasthouse
369 Embarcadero, San Francisco
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Tim Stookey, Presidio Social Club
563 Ruger St. #563, San Francisco
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H Joseph Ehrmann, Elixir
3200 16th St. San Francisco
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Brian Mac Gregor , Jardiniere
300 Grove St. San Francisco
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Joe Parrilli , Clock Bar at Westin
335 Powell St, San Francisco
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East Coast Challengers
EAST COAST CHAMPION
Don Lee
, PDT
113 St. Marks Place NYC
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2nd PLACE
Eben Freeman
,Tailor
525 Broome Street NYC
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HOSPITALITY AWARD WINNER
Tony Perez
, G
111 S 17th St. Philadelphia
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Brian Miller, Death & Co.
433 East 6th St. NYC
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Terence Miller , Megu Midtown
845 United Nations Plaza NYC
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150 W 10th St, NYC
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Gen Yamamoto, Lounge Zen
252 DeGraw Avenue, Teaneck, NJ
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Miguel Aranda, The Plaza Hotel
768 5th Ave. NYC
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Jason Cobb, Brandy Library
25 N Moore St. NYC
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