The Santa Barbara Independent is hosting our first ever professional cocktail contest. All mixologists with behind-the-bar experience are encouraged to enter and be judged by a panel of expert drinkers during to claim the inaugural Silver Shaker Award!

To Enter: Send name, bartending résumé, and a description of cocktail entry to

Deadline: Friday, September 7.

Semifinals: Thursday, September 27, at the Wildcat Lounge.

Finals: Thursday, October 4, at Harry’s Plaza Café.


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