Bar Crawl/Cocktail Competition with Russell Davis
Join us for a unique bar crawl & cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis! Russell Davis was already well known in the craft cocktail world when he landed a role on Spike TV's popular Bar Rescue. Russell will be touring and sampling cocktails at New Ulm bars on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, from 5-10pm.
Tickets are $20 and include samples at each bar (8 participating locations), the chance to meet Russell, vote for your favorite cocktails, and enter to win one of three $200 Chamber Dollar prizes!
After 3pm on Saturday, November 9th, tickets/lanyards are for sale at the B&L Bar, 15 N Minnesota St.
These 8 businesses are participating in the Bar Crawl & Cocktail Competition:
1. B&L Bar, 15 N Minnesota
2. Lamplighter Restaurant & Lounge, 214 N Minnesota
3. MonaLena Kitchen + Bar, 225 N Minnesota
4. Mowan’s Bar, 22 N Minnesota
5. Rodney’s Tavern, 6 S Minnesota
6. Smiley’s Tavern, 425 N State St
7. The Retz 227, 518 Center St (alley)
8. Veigel’s Kaiserhoff, 221 N Minnesota
For the cocktail competition, Russell has chosen three ingredients the bars can choose from. The three ingredients are: 1. Maple Syrup, 2. a German craft beer from Schell's or Noble Star, 3. Sauerkraut. Each bar has to use one or more (bonus points if they use all three!) of these ingredients and come up with their own concoction for the cocktail competition. Russell will be choosing a winner, and there will also be a People's Choice Winner.
Attendees can stop into each location anytime between 5-10 pm for their cocktail sample (1 sample per bar). Then, vote for your favorite! A link will be shared with attendees to vote online. The two winning bars will be announced on Sunday, November 10th. Voting for your favorite bar cocktail will enter you for a chance to win one of three $200 Chamber Dollar prizes!
Meet and greet with Russell Davis! Russell will be visiting the participating bars and sampling cocktails, too! Want to meet him? Plan to be at one of these bars when he will be there:
5:00 - 5:25 pm - Smiley’s Tavern
5:40 - 6:05 pm - Lamplighter Restaurant/Bar
6:20 - 6:45 pm - MonaLena Kitchen + Bar
6:55 - 7:20 pm - Veigel’s Kaiserhoff
7:35 - 8:00 pm - Mowan’s Bar
8:15 - 8:40 pm - B&L Bar
8:55 - 9:20 pm - The Retz 227
9:35 - 10:00 pm - Rodney’s Tavern
November 9th is also Holiday Shopping Opener in New Ulm. Do some shopping, then stay to enjoy the nightlife! Visit newulm.com for more details.
Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s 2012 Bartender of the Year, Russell Davis, continues to seize international attention for his work as a professional bartender/mixologist. As one of the most well known bar industry professionals in the public’s eye, Russell is paving the way for the new era of the “celebrity bartenders/mixologists.” Hailed as “The People’s Champion of Bartending” (Mutineer Magazine) and “The Aristocrat of the Working Class” (Nightclub.com). Russell is known for his rebelliousness, southern charm, and individual bartending style, which combines proper mixology/craft bartending techniques, with speed, knowledge, and showmanship.
Any questions about the Bar Crawl & Cocktail Competition, reach out the the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-233-4300, firstname.lastname@example.org.