Regional Bartender Championship Gives Back!

On Wednesday, August 16th, TGI Fridays brought in their top eight bartender finalists to flip, shake and pour in front of four judges as they battled with their mixology skills for the regional title – all to raise funds for kids with disabilities! This year’s event was held at the TGI Fridays in the Waterfront.

Four of the bartender finalists are pictured above in their Variety t-shirts prior to the championship.

Competitors included bartenders from all across the Greater Pittsburgh area, and were slated to create four Fridays cocktails to be tested and then auctioned off to the crowd! All proceeds from the raffles and auctions benefited Variety — The Children’s Charity of Greater Pittsburgh

In total, nearly $1,500 was raised for Variety kids, and we couldn’t be more grateful for it!