The United States Bartenders’ Guild is an organization of beverage service professionals dedicated to the continued refinement of our craft. Such refinement is achieved through advanced product education; original hand crafted cocktail competitions; and aggressive involvement with other professionals in the beverage industry throughout the country and internationally. It is our intention, desire and main focus to become the most skilled, knowledgeable and professional group of bartenders in the industry.
Quarterly Meeting and Mixer
meeting: 5pm - Elvira's on Congress
mixer: 6pm - Cobra Lounge
2:30 registration, 3:00 games begin
Double Tree Reid Park
Mission Garden Tour
I've been working at Club Congress since 1994. I started as a shot girl in Phoenix at a club called Atomic Cafe and in '94 I moved back to Tucson (my hometown) where I started hanging out at Club Congress. I asked the manager if they were hiring and he asked why he should hire me. I told him I'd make both of us money, I loved being there, and it'd be fun. I then spent years working my way up from waitress to bartender, where I am now.
My favorite thing about my job is being able to make people happy and give them a great experience when they come to Congress. You never know if people only have one day that they're coming out, so I try to make it as special as possible for them.
My favorite about the USBG is that it keeps us bartenders informed and educated about our industry and fosters a sense of community rather than competition.
The craziest thing that's happened to me behind the bar: On a very busy Halloween weekend, at 1:15AM with the bar at capacity, I reached for simple syrup in the well and somehow the bottle broke in my hand. It sliced my palm open pretty good and I ended up getting 7 stitches the next morning, but still made it on time to my son's basketball game at Pima that same day!!
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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment