Raise a glass

We’re looking for the bartender with the biggest personality, most loyal customer base, and of course — who makes the best drink. Are you the Bar Boss?


Make it a Double

two epic titles for the taking


One bartender will be chosen by the public to win $10k and be featured on the cover of Bartender Magazine as the 2023 Bar Boss.

Critic’s Pick

Bartender Magazine will hand-select one “Master Mixologist” to be featured based on a custom recipe and photo presentation.

Sponsored by

Dos hombres

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul started Dos Hombres to create a Mezcal that they thought was perfect. Revered by the industry with 8 prestigious awards, Dos Hombres boasts a unique blend of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico, by third-generation expert mezcalero, Gregorio Velasco.


#1 bartending source & authority

Bartender Magazine

BARTENDER® Magazine is the only magazine in the world specifically geared toward bartenders and is one of the very few publications primarily designed for servers of alcohol. BARTENDER® Magazine is enjoying its 44th year and currently has a circulation of over 260,000 and steadily growing.


Kind Campaign

We are proud to support 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.


learn from the best

Exclusive Workshops

Participants in the Bar Boss competition have access to unique workshops from spirits educators, cocktail photographers, and industry greats to help refine their craft and elevate their service behind the stick.

Are you a bartender?

One bartender will take home $10,000 and be featured on the cover of Bartender Magazine.

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