Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Back to All Events

Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition 2017

  • DeSoto Central Market 915 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

Grab your shakers and let the pouring commence. It’s time for the Eighth Annual Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition!

To celebrate Phoenix’s cocktail culture, bartenders from Devour Phoenix restaurants armed with a selection of Arizona’s best locally distilled spirits will convene for a mix-off of epic proportions. Facing a celebrity lineup of judges including Brandon Casey (President, United States Bartenders Guild of Phoenix and Owner, Casey’s Woodshed)Michelle Jacoby (Editor/Publisher of Bite Magazine)Christina Barrueta (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame Food Writer of the Year at WriteOnRubee.com) and Robert Porter (Bartender/Mixologist at The Thirsty Camel and reigning Arizona Star Bartender), talented bartenders will be up on stage shaking it to compete for recognition as Arizona’s Star Bartender in 2017. Tickets are $40 and include cocktail and spirit samples.  To purchase tickets:  Find Tickets

For the full list of contestants, visit this link: 

Earlier Event: February 26
Sip for a Cause at Sorso Wine Room
Later Event: February 27
Lobster Mondays at Crab & Mermaid