Friday & Saturday 
June 23rd, 5pm to 9pm &  June 24th, 12pm to 9pm

10 Regional Distilleries| 30+ Spirits | 8 Cocktails


Tasting Packages Available | 21+

Celebrating craft cocktails at The Bite Mixology Showcase. The 2 day event highlights the best of the region’s cocktail culture, including the best spirits, mixers and latest techniques.  This Mixology Showcase features competitions, tastings, classes and a gathering of industry professionals, cocktail connoisseurs and the at-home mixologists.

The Spirits

Mixology Showcase, were it’s always happy hour !

Entrance to the shows are free and open to all ages. Tasting includes over 30 craft spirits and 8 craft cocktails from the Northwest. Deluxe Tasting Package can be purchased in advance for $15 or a variety of prices at the door and included both days of events. Tasting range from 1-4 punches. Enjoy samples of small batch vodka, moonshine, whiskey, tea-distilled spirits and more. Discuss with distillers and mixologists their craft during the show and watch as Bend’s best bartenders battle it out to see who is Bend’s Best Bartender.

Spirits: Crater Lake Spirits, Cascade Alchemy, Heritage Distilling Co., Indio Spirits Distillery, New Basin Distilling Company, Oregon Spirit Distillers, The Walter Collective, Thomas & Sons Distillery & Vivacity Fine Spirits

Mixers: Lola’s Fruit Shrubs, Raft: Botanical Cocktail & Soda Syrup & The Bitter Housewife

Bend’s top Mixologists go shaker to shaker in the BARTENDER’S BRAWL!

Straight up, stirring and shaking going on each week, leading up to the Bite of Bend Mixology Showcase, 4-8 bartenders will compete in a knock down, drag out battle to crown the best bartender in Bend on Friday, June 23rd in the Finals on the Mixology Showcase Stage. Not a ‘tender? Join the event for tastes of these tasty Crater Lake Spirit concoctions.

Preliminaries will be held from 5:30-6:30pm at the following locations:

May 31st: TBD
June 7th: The Hideaway Tavern
June 14th: J Dub Restaurant & Bar
June 21st: Greg’s Grill
June 23rd: Finals at Bite of Bend Mixology Showcase


Are you ready to claim your title as Bend’s Best Bartender? Know the best in the biz?

Sign up today!!! Email

Rules: Sign up at least one week prior to your desired location. All preliminary events are from 5:30-6:30 and competing bartenders need to check-in 30 minutes prior to competition. Bartenders are allowed to bring up to 5 secret/special ingredients to the preliminary competitions. All primary spirits will be provided by Crater Lake Spirits, Lola’s basic mixers are provided by the location. The top 2 of each preliminary will compete in the Finals on Friday June 23rd from 6pm-8pm.