Welcome to the Straight Up Throwdown!

Welcome to the party! The Straight Up Throwdown is a bracket-style, drink-making competition in which 16 competitors enter the world of pour house pros and compete to make the best drink in the biz. Our participants will be tasked with creating a craft cocktail based on our Wheel of Decision and will be judged by you on our social media channels. Be sure to vote for your favorite drink by liking their video! Only the best drinks will make it through to the “Last Call” in Las Vegas. All proceeds are split fifty-fifty between our Kids In Need of a Difference (KIND) initiative, as well as the winning competitor’s charity of choice: either Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) or the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG)! With a total of 12 head-to-head rounds, the “Final Pour,” and our grand finale “Last Call”, you won’t want to miss this competition!

Want to get in on the action? Take a spin on our Wheel of Decision and craft your own signature cocktail at home!

CORDIAL
GIN
BEER/WINE
TEQUILA/MEZCAL
RUM
VODKA
WHISKEY/BOURBON
TRY AGAIN

FIZZ
OLD FASHIONED
PUNCH
MARTINI
SMASH
SOUR