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.
USBG Happy Hour at Westbound!
Monday, March 25 - Westbound
Come hang out and mingle with fellow USBG members at Westbound and enjoy $2 off draft cocktails and $1 off draft beer or wine! Open to anyone, USBG member or not. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
USBG Red Party - Belvedere Bartender Competition and Fundraiser for TIHAN
April 7 - Playground Bar and Lounge
Playground Bar & Lounge is donating $1 for every Belvedere drink and $20 for every bottle sold in the month of March to TIHAN! Head to Playground and enjoy $6 Belvedere drinks & $200 Belvedere bottles all month long! Join us for the 3rd annual Red Party benefitting TIHAN. Come out, help us raise money and cast your vote for some great cocktails created by some of the hottest bartenders in Tucson. Playground’s popular rooftop party spot (covered and heated) will be the site for music, drag queens, dj’s, entertainment, drinks, and fun. Belvedere drink specials all night! Join hosts Lucinda Holliday and Isis D. Frost at Playground’s unique panoramic rooftop party supporting the HIV community. NO COVER.
I started out learning at the Still Speakeasy, which ignited a passion for what I do now and taught me the basics of balance. I then worked behind the bar at Highwire Lounge and learned volume, 47 Scott where I learned classics, and then back to running the Still where I originally trained! I am currently the Lead Bartender at the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown and focusing on introducing local AZ flavors to our guests, while keeping to the minimalist approach that the AC hotel's aesthetic offers.
My favorite thing about the bar at AC is the freedom of creation I'm able to have! I'm constantly experimenting with new syrups, infusions, garnish techniques, and cocktails, and I'm always looking for the next cool thing I can integrate into a drink.
My guilty pleasure is Three Olives Fruit Loops Vodka. Rocks, Neat, or with Soda. The taste is better the fancier the bar you order it at.
My favorite thing about USBG is how it brings the Tucson community closer together! When I first started learning at the Still, one of the first things I was told was to join, and I attribute a lot of the things I've learned and friends I've made to that decision!
The craziest thing that's happened to me at work:
One time I was behind the bar working on a pretty busy tuesday and a gentleman wouldn't stop making fun of his friend for ordering a specific brand of vodka, saying a lot of negative things about it. Turns out the Brand Ambassador for that Vodka was at the other end of the bar, and bought a round of shots for the entire bar except for that one guy! Just goes to show you never know who's sitting at your bar!
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