Hard Rock’s Top Bartenders Duke It Out for Chance to Take Top Spot in BARocker Battle

Hard Rock’s Top Bartenders Duke It Out for Chance to Take Top Spot in BARocker Battle
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
hosted the second annual regional BARocker competition on Wednesday, December 17 (Pictured: BARocker Regional Finalists Christian Ortiz and Stefano Bellelli – Photo credit: Photo FM)

BARocker Regional Finalists
BARocker Regional Finalists

Photo credit: Photo FM.

Hundreds of people packed the third level of the strip location of the famous cafe to cheer on their favorite bartender from cities spanning the central and west regions. Hard Rockers from Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago and Dallas all traveled to sin city to flip, twirl, pour and spin their way to the top spot.

Stefano Bellelli during BARocker in Las Vegas
Stefano Bellelli during BARocker in Las Vegas

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At the end of the night bartenders Christian Ortiz and Stefano Bellelli from Las Vegas and Seattle reigned supreme and will be moving on to the world finals in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Christian Ortiz from Las Vegas during BARocker
Christian Ortiz from Las Vegas during BARocker

Photo credit: Photo FM.

The competition was judged by a panel of industry experts and local celebrities, including Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch. Competitors were judged on several key components, including recipe knowledge, pour testing, accuracy, speed, flair and showmanship.

For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.