Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is gearing up for its fourth annual Bar Brawl at jade bar, where regional mixologists will compete in a series of cocktail showdowns, vying for champion bragging rights. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. from July 15 to Aug. 26, resort guests and locals are invited to cheer on the competitors while enjoying music by DJ Hybrid Thirty3 and a menu of “Bar Brawl Bites” and specialty cocktails at happy hour prices. Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan and Lead Mixologist Eddie Aces will emcee the events, and admission is free.
New for 2018: The number of competitors has doubled from 8 to 16, reflecting local interest and popularity. And the judging panel will include celebrity hosts from the resort’s 2018 Lunch & Learn program, including TV personality Carl Ruiz; Chef James Porter of Prescott, Arizona’s Terra Farm + Manor; Barman extraordinaire Tony Abou-Ganim; and Chicago restauranteur Danny Grant.
The Bar Brawl schedule and featured competitors follows:
o Piroose Amini, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
o Alli Greenhalgh, Second Story Liquor Bar
o Matt Allen, Westin Kierland
o Conner Barrett, House Brasserie
o Fernando Bambaren, Virtu
o Bobby Kramer, Brickyard
o Lyndsi Hastings-Mundy, Undertow
o Travis Garcia, Mountain Shadows
o Justin Arellano, The Camby
o Christian Beck, Buck and Rider
o Ashley Cibor, The Ostrich
o Kayla Szeliga, Blue Hound
o Dustin Bolin, Truck Shop
o Iesha Fairington, Chelsea’s Kitchen
o Sam Olguin, Counter Intuitive
o Greg Neises, Hotel Valley Ho
One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. The resort enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. Managed by Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend Collection, affording guests access to the iPrefer guest loyalty program. Sanctuary is a consistent recipient of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards. Learn about Sanctuary at www.sanctuaryaz.com or connect online through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For reservations, call 480-948-2100.