International bartenders challenged to build bars in 24 hours

24hr bar build

Leading bartenders from London, New York City, Singapore and Paris will be competing to create a bar in just 24 hours as part of London Cocktail Week.

Each of the four bars will represent a different spirit from Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands: Patrón tequila, Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka and Bacardi rum.

The 24Hr Bar Build will take place on Saturday October 10 when the bars will open for one night only at a ticketed event at 3 to 10 Shoreditch High Street in east London.

An expert judging panel, along with the general public who attend the event, will determine who will be awarded the title of overall winner.

Each team will consist of six leading bartenders from six different bars from each respective city. The London team, working with Patrón, will be captained by Richard Woods of Duck and Waffle in the City’s Heron Tower.

From Singapore, Joel Fraser from the Cufflink Club will lead his team with Bacardi rum while New York City will be led by Leo Robitschek, bar director at Manhattan’s Nomad Hotel, with Grey Goose. The Paris team will be captained by Carina Tsou at Candelaria, with Bombay Sapphire.

Each team will design a unique bar concept and build it themselves. Their cocktail menus will each need to include four cocktails, including one non-alcoholic one. They will be judged on their creativity and how they push the boundaries of cocktail craft.

Tickets are £35 and entry includes access to the entire venue along with five cocktail tokens for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic serves created at 24Hr Bar Build. Additional tokens can be purchased at the event and food will also be available.

With a limited number of tickets available, 50 tickets are being released at 9am every Monday and Thursday until Monday September 28 via

The event will be one of the highlights of London Cocktail Week which runs from October 5 to 11. More details at

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