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Bar Wars - Asheville Takes Manhattan

The latest installment of Bar Wars takes place November 26th through December 5 (Repeal Day), and celebrates the first modern cocktail, The Manhattan.The cocktail competition challenges the best bars in the city to create the top Manhattan, with the final four mixologists going to a final mix-off on December 4 at Salvage Station. Get your Tickets for the Final Mix Off HERE! The 9 day event will include the citywide competition and voting for general public; industry events and evenings with brand representatives.

MG Road

Sovereign Remedies

Imperial Life


Montford Rooftop Bar

Salvage Station

Smoky Park Supper Club

Post 70 Indulgence Bar


Bar Wars ends with a Repeal Day celebration with critically acclaimed author Philip Greene at Smoky Park Supper Club from 6-9pm. This ticketed event ($75) includes a cocktail hour, an illuminating and interactive seminar by Philip Greene, cocktails created by the Author, heavy hors d'oeuvres. Philip will tell the story of the 'Perfect Cocktail', from its debut in 1875 to modern time cocktail culture. The evening will be lively with storytelling, delicious cocktails and beautiful people like you!

Asheville Takes Manhattan, aims to create an affable cocktail culture within our city for locals and visitors alike.  Upon getting your first Manhattan from one of the participating bars, you will receive a “subway” map, which also serves as your voting card.  Once you get your vote stamped, you rate the qualities of the drink.

After getting 3 stamps (or more) you qualify to cast your vote and send your favorite to the Final Mix Off (December 4 - Salvage Station).  In the Final Mix Off bartenders will compete “Iron Chef” style making a variety of cocktails, only being disclosed the day of the event.

The Final Mix Off will be a ticketed event ($10) at the Salvage Station, and ticket holders will receive a sample of each of the competing cocktails.

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— Pablo
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