Week 1 of our Best Bartender Mix Off is complete and we are one step closer to finding Bismarck-Mandan's best bartender.

Wow! What a way to kick things off. Main Street Drive Thru and Liquor was a great host as their bartender Tye took on Rusty's Saloon and Grill's 'Big Stace.' There were three rounds of drinks. The following bartenders made the following:

  • Signature Cocktail
    • Tye: Espresso Martini
    • Big Stace: Fire & Ice
  • Commonly Ordered Drink
    • Both bartenders were challenged with a Bloody Mary.
  • Bartender's Choice
    • Tye: Whiskey Sour
    • Big Stace: Campfire Drink

After three delicious rounds, the judges tallied their scores and the winner was Rusty's Saloon and Grill! However, Tye will have a chance to get back into the competition through online voting.

Not only were the bartenders fun and interactive, the crowd was absolutely fantastic! Wednesday's are quickly becoming one of our favorite nights of the week.

Next week, the Best Bartender Mix Off will be at The Pond on Wednesday, September 13th from 7 to 10 p.m. The Pond will be taking on Bucks in an epic three round Mix Off.

Questions on how this works? Check out full information below. See you next week!