Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders

Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders

When: Wed, Feb 28 at 6:30-9:30 PM
Where: The Steam Plant
Admission: $55.00 - $75.00

Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders 2024 – Get Ready to RUMBLE, Dayton!

Get ready for the ultimate showdown – the Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders is BACK February 28, and it’s going to be EPIC!

Defending Champion Thomas of Wheat Penny and reigning People’s Choice winner Nicole of Smith’s Boathouse are gearing up for an electrifying face-off. The question on everyone’s mind: Who will claim the coveted title in 2024?

🍸 Join us for a night dedicated to the Best Bartenders in town as they go head-to-head for the title belt! Sample delectable dishes from the Miami Valley’s finest restaurants and savor Buckeye Vodka concoctions crafted by the region’s most talented bartenders.

What began as the first bartender event in the Miami Valley has evolved into a thrilling competition that you absolutely cannot afford to miss!

Save the Date: February 28, 2024 📍 The Steam Plant

Get ready to experience: ✨ Intense bartending battles 🍽️ Culinary delights from top Miami Valley restaurants 🍹 Signature Buckeye Vodka creations

This promises to be a night of excitement, flavor, and unparalleled skill. Bring your friends and join us for an unforgettable evening of fun and fierce competition.

Cheers to the spirit of competition and the artistry of mixology!

Participating Restaurants & Menus

Each restaurant will serve their creative Buckeye Vodka original cocktail paired with a small plate. We are not releasing the cocktail names until arrival at the event. 

Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering
Cocktail: Peach Tini
Food Pairing: Blueberry BBQ Pork Sliders

Corner Kitchen
Cocktail: TBA
Food Pairing: Gochujang-pear Chicken and Coconut Rice

Dewberry 1850
Cocktail: The Dewberry Duvall
Food Pairing: Hot Honey Pork Belly Burnt Ends with Pickled Watermelon & Green Chow Slaw

The Florentine Restaurant
Cocktail: Mango Lemon Drop Delight
Food Pairing: The Mango Chopwich: Grilled Pork Ribeye covered with Mango BBQ Sauce, served on a Knotted Brioche Bun with pickle, bacon and coleslaw

Manna Uptown
Cocktail: The Strawberry Chuzzlewit
Food Pairing:

Meadowlark Restaurant
Cocktail TBA:
Food Pairing: Asian Ground Pork Lettuce Wrap

Mr. Boro’s Tavern
Cocktail: Boro Bloody Mary
Pairing: The Balsamic Banger: Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Onion Jam, Smoked Gouda, and Peppered Bacon

Rip Rap Roadhouse
Cocktail: “The Roadmaster”: Lemon infused Buckeye vodka blended with organic raspberry simple syrup & lemonade. Garnished with a fresh lemon slice/berry gummy skewer
Food Pairing: Rosemary infused raspberry balsamic salad. Mixed greens, Kamala olives, pecans, red onion & vanilla blueberry goat cheese.

Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant
Cocktail: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
Food pairing: Steak Skewers with Pineapple Ginger Glaze

Wheat Penny Oven and Bar
Cocktail: Blowin’ Smoke
Food pairing: Smoked Beef Brisket Taco and Smoked Lion’s Mane Mushroom Tacos ( Guided by Mushrooms)

Tickets are $55 in advance(Until February 25) after- $65 day of and include 1 Buckeye Vodka Flight Card (Your choice of 4 Buckeye Vodka cocktails from 4 different restaurants , food from each restaurant, and 1 voting chip. Doors open at 630p.

Limited number of VIP tickets include arrival at 6pm, food from each participating restaurant and 2 Buckeye Vodka Flight Cards (8 Buckeye Vodka cocktails your choice, food from each restaurant, and 2 voting chips for People’s Choice). $75

Each ticket includes food from each restaurant as well!

This event sells out quickly!