These are the Southern Showdown 2018 Grand Finalists

Southern Comfort has been on the hunt for the last 4 months, all with one aim: finding Australia’s top bartenders.

And after months and months of hard work, shaking drinks, drinking drinks and sharing recipes, Southern Comfort has done just that!

Southern Showdown 2018 has discovered and now locked in 5 finalists to compete at the National Final at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Brisbane, QLD on the 21st May. The Grand Finalists are…

  • WA – Phillip Weber @ El Grotto, Scarborough, Perth
  • VIC – Daniel Gregory @ IXL Bar, Hobart, Tasmania
  • SA – Tom Egan @ The Ambassador’s Hotel, Adelaide
  • QLD – Ryan Lane @ The Gresham, Brisbane
  • NSW – Ben Abraham @ The Howling Wolf, Wollongong

These bartenders will sling it out for the opportunity to compete in the International final during Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans on the 16th July, with the aim of being crowned the international Southern Showdown 2018 champion.

The Southern Showdown is looking like the place to be on 21st May, the party of the year!

Hosted by the one and only Gee David, cocktails produced by Australia’s best bartenders and with on-going entertainment and live music performance, this is a must not miss event.

See details below, make sure you RSVP via email:

Event: Southern Showdown National Final
Where: Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, 15 Caxton St, Brisbane
When: 6pm til late, Monday 21 May
RSVP: Email by Tuesday 15 May.