Over $2.2 Million Raised for KIND CAMPAIGN

A Shot at Glory

The Bar Boss competition inspires the world’s best bartenders to flaunt their flair for $10,000 and a feature on the cover of Bartender Magazine, all while raising awareness for a meaningful cause.

2023 Bar Boss

Mirian Dautaj

For nearly 20 years, Mirian has been working the wood and currently calls Drinkology NYC in Queens his ‘home.’ This dapper drink slinger moved to New York City from Albania five years ago with a big dream: to open his own bar. With that dream now accomplished, he can achieve even more as the 2023 Bar Boss.

Sponsored by

Dos Hombres

Revered by the industry with 8 prestigious awards, Aaron Paul’s and Bryan Cranston’s Dos Hombres Mezcal boasts a unique blend of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a village in Oaxaca, Mexico, by third-generation mezcalero, Gregorio Velasco.

Sponsored by

Bartender Magazine

BARTENDER® Magazine is the only magazine in the world specifically geared toward bartenders and is one of the few publications primarily designed for servers of alcohol.

Master Mixologist

Carlee Carvalko

This Denver bar manager was hand-picked by Bartender Magazine for her cocktail concoction containing Dos Hombres Mezcal (butter-fat washed!) and cornbread simple syrup. The recipe personifies her creativity and passion for the craft. Carlee and her cocktail will be featured in Bartender Magazine.

Kind Campaign

Colossal proudly supports Kind Campaign through the Bar Boss competition. Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying.


thank you to the

2023 finalists


Meghan Doptis

Tanner Wall

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Colossal is a nationally registered professional fundraiser and the global leader in modern giving with a mission to inspire people to advocate for themselves and those in need. Through online competitions like the Bar Boss, Colossal offers participants the opportunity to make their mark while also making a big impact.

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