HARD ROCK’S TOP BARTENDERS DUKE IT OUT FOR CHANCE TO TAKE TOP SPOT IN BARocker BATTLE
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Hosts Regional Round of Global Bartending Competition
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas hosted the second annual regional BARocker competition last night, Wednesday, December 17. Hundreds of people packed the third level of the strip location of the famous cafe to cheer on their favorite bartender from cities spanning the central and west regions. Hard Rockers from Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago and Dallas all traveled to sin city to flip, twirl, pour and spin their way to the top spot.
At the end of the night bartenders Christian Ortiz and Stefano Bellelli from Las Vegas and Seattle reigned supreme and will be moving on to the world finals in Riviera Maya, Mexico
The competition was judged by a panel of industry experts and local celebrities, including Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. Competitors were judged on several key components, including recipe knowledge, pour testing, accuracy, speed, flair and showmanship.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 193 venues in 60 countries, including 147 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Asuncion and Marseille. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.