Each year, the Sarasota-Manatee Originals bring together the area's best bartenders, distillers and other bar and spirits professionals for the annual "Set the Bar" Cocktail Competition.
Designed to showcase the creative beverage talents behind our locally-owned, independent restaurants, this year's 3rd annual Set The Bar will highlight 20 accomplished mixologists representing establishments from the northern tip of Anna Maria Island to the southern shores of Venice beach.
The competition will feature innovative concoctions blended with Plymouth Gin, Absolut Elyx Vodka, Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon or Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila.
In addition to exclusive access to the most skilled beverage innovators in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, guests of Set The Bar will enjoy live entertainment, prizes, and delicious dishes presented by fellow Sarasota-Manatee Originals' member restaurants.
We are proud to partner with The Child Protection Center to host Set the Bar. A portion of event proceeds benefit the CPC, whose mission is the prevention, intervention & treatment of child abuse.
Tickets will be available for purchase after August 8th (at 7:00PM) through Eventbrite.
Early Bird tickets will be sold for $35/per person (plus eventbrite fee) until August 22nd or while supplies last!
At that time tickets will increase to $45/per person (plus eventbrite fee) until event day, October 4th, when tickets increase to $50/per person!
This event is 21 and up only (no exceptions.) Rain or shine! Complimentary valet parking provided.
Learn more about the event at:
The Blasé Café & Martini Bar
Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood
Element: Modern Mediterranean Grill
Fins At Sharky's
GROVE Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails
Michael's On East
Ophelia's on the Bay
Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge
Pacific Rim Sarasota
Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
Pop's Sunset Grill
The Sandbar Restaurant
State Street Eating House + Cocktails
Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi
The Waterfront Restaurant
The Child Protection Center
Cocktails By Spence Consulting
Altos Tequila USA
Smooth Ambler Spirits