New York BUSTies: what if I told you there was a way for you to donate to breast cancer charities while sippin' on cocktails made by some of the fastest —and best— lady bartenders from all across the country? You'd be like "Aw HELL YEAH," right? Well, lick your lips and prepare to say just that, because Speed Rack Season 5 National Finals is coming to Webster Hall this Sunday evening!
WTF is Speed Rack? Well, in this season, almost 200 bartenders from 8 major cocktail metropolises (Chicago, New York, San Antonio, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Boston) have competed in timed competitions to make any of the 50 accepted industry-standard cocktails faster than their opponents. Drinks are rated based on speed of completion and on tasting accuracy (cuz it got to be good, duh). This weekend, the eight regional winners will face off against eight wildcard winners at Webster Hall in an adrenaline-pumping, booze-infused heat to crown Miss Speed Rack USA 2016.
Why? Because cocktails are fabulous! Oh, and because the proceeds go towards breast cancer charities! To date, Speed Rack has raised over $350,000 in donations both domestically and abroad. Get your tickets now and bring your posse to get wasted for a good cause, and support these badass lady bartenders who show of their skills to benefit breast cancer!
WHAT: Speed Rack National Finals
WHERE: Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
COST: Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door
With suggested donation, attendees receive cocktails from our premium sponsors.
all images via Speed Rack
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Meghan Sara is a tour guide for Ghosts, Murders and Mayhem Walking Tours. She is open-minded about everything, but intolerant to gluten. She blogs at meghansara.com, is a regular contributor to Femnasty, and tweets her feelings @MeghanSaraK.