cltampa.com/highballWho makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? YOU decide at the very first craft cocktail competition hosted by Creative Loafing Tampa, HighBall 2017!
Featuring local spirits, bartenders, and more, HighBall will showcase craft cocktails created by Tampa Bay’s top mixologists with either whisky, vodka, gin, or rum as they compete to win over your taste buds!
Suit up and sip your way around more than 15 craft cocktails as you sample and judge the tasty concoctions all for the sake of finding the best whisky, vodka, gin, and rum cocktails, as well as ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ at HighBall 2017!
Not to mention, we’ll be celebrating the release of our cocktail issue – in print and online on January 26th – and the winning cocktails will be featured at Creative Loafing’s annual Best of the Bay Awards Party in September!
A craft cocktail competition by Creative Loafing
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
VIP: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. | GA: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kozuba & Sons Distillery | 1960 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete
FEATURING CRAFT COCKTAILS BY:
Ty Thomas of BRGR Kitchen and Bar
Ryan Pines of Buya Ramen
Duane Bitter of Casa Tina “Fresh, Healthy, Authentic Mexican”
Dylan Clements of Casey’s Craft Bar & Kitchen
Nicholas Notarpole of The Cask and Ale
Alana Barber of Castile Restaurant
Morgan Zuch of Datz
Ryan Fitzgerald of District Tavern
Cory Thompkins of Flanagan’s Irish Pub
Brandon Muske of Iberian Rooster
Courtney Tonge of The Mandarin Hide
Kristi Sanchez of Roux Tampa
Tim Goodrich of Birch and Vine
Joshua Gonzalez of The Bricks Ybor
Chelsea Daniel of The Mill Restaurant
Pat Lee of Tryst
COCKTAIL DETAILS AT:
GA: $25 Advance (Now – January 25th) | $40 Door (January 26th)
GA includes craft cocktail samples from each restaurant/bar, bites, & voting in the ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ contest.
VIP: $50 Advance (Now – January 25th) | $80 Door (January 26th)
VIP includes early entry for an extra hour of sampling without the crowds from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., craft cocktail samples from each restaurant/bar, bites, a private VIP area featuring VIP-only perks like food samples by Casey’s Craft Bar & Kitchen and a signature Kozuba & Sons Distillery cocktail, & voting in the ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ contest.
Featuring complimentary on-site valet by Select Valet.
We’ve teamed up with Lyft to get attendees to and from HighBall safely! First-time Lyft users, get your first ride free up to $20 by downloading the app, creating an account, and entering the code CLTAMPA in the ‘Payment’ section at checkout.
Special thanks to our sponsors and partners Kozuba & Sons Distillery,Siesta Key Rum, The Florida Cane Distillery‘s Tamiami Gin, Ox and Fields Restaurant + Bar, Bar Supply, Florida Print Solutions, Roundhouse Creative, & Lyft.
For more information on sponsoring this event, contact Alexis Chamberlain at alexis.chamberlain@creativ
21+. Programming subject to change. Event takes place rain or shine. No refunds are available.