The National Restaurant Association has announced the second annual Star of the Bar competition. The Star of the Bar will visit Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, Charleston and New York for a chance to give one bartender from each market an opportunity to represent their city in the final competition at the annual 2016 National Restaurant Association Hotel Motel Show on May 22, 2016 in Chicago.
During the regional competitions, bartenders will be judged by a panel of industry experts. Bartenders must make a cocktail using Jägermeister and the cocktail will be evaluated on flavor, originality, presentation, and creative use of the spirit. The winner of competition at the annual trade show will be awarded $5,000 and the coveted title of Star of the Bar 2016. To enter, contestants can fill out a submission form here. Jon Taffer, of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, will emcee the competition in Chicago.