On July 31, Newport’s Revolving Door hosted United States Bartenders Guild Connecticut  (USBG CT) Chapter President Dimitrios Zahariadis and Vice President Carl Summa, also known as The Cocktail Chemists, for a bar takeover. Roger Gross, a previous winner of Last Bartender Standing, Las Vegas Best Bartender Competition served alongside The Cocktail Chemists for the evening. Gross, also a USBG member, recently moved to Connecticut to open the Highland Brass Co. with Zahariadis and Summa in Waterbury. The three guest bartenders collaborated with house bartender Jason Kindness to create a special cocktail menu.

Photos by Chris Almeida.