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The Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders

The Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders
Google Calendar Yahoo Calendar Wednesday, March 8, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Steam Plant
617 East 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402 [map it]
General Admission $45 - $65 - see below for details

Food lovers of Dayton have plenty of chances to try new tastes the city has to offer. Now, it’s your chance, mixed drink lovers!

Battle of the Bartenders set for March 8

Delicious Appetizers • Trendy Cocktails

Food lovers of Dayton have plenty of chances to try new tastes the city has to offer. Now, it’s your chance, mixed drink lovers!

Buckeye  Vodka Battle of the Bartenders

The Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders is back March 8 at The Steam Plant.  Presented by the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA), this event is a chance for local bartenders from over a dozen top-notch local restaurants to show off the best of their cocktails.

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?

If you think trying the new kinds of cuisine in town has been fun, wait till you give a try to some of these cocktails. Just as there’s a growing variety of cuisines, there’s a whole new art form in mixed drinks, and it’s been taking Dayton’s most high profile restaurants by storm. Make sure to grab a ballot and vote for your favorite cocktail!

Restaurant menus

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

Participating Restaurants

  • Chappys Social House
  • El Meson
  • The Last Queen in Enon
  • Loose Ends Brewing
  • Meadowlark Restaurant
  • Mr. Boro's Tavern
  • Smith's Boathouse
  • Watermark Restaurant
  • Wheat Penny Over and Bar

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Purple at the Battle

“This is a way for the restaurants to focus on the bar side of things," said Zahora. "There’s not been a lot of chance for them to highlight what they can mix up, and there are a lot of talented bartenders in town.”

Tickets are $45 in advance (Until March 6) after- $55 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 Buckeye Vodka Restaurants, food from each restaurant, and 2 voting chips for People's Choice). $65

We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance for this popular event.

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  • Directory Profile:

    Miami Valley Restaurant Association
    The MVRA is a non-profit trade organization serving the Greater Dayton, Ohio foodservice industry.
  • Event Venue:

    The Steam Plant
    617 East 3rd Street
    Dayton, OH 45402
    [Get Map]
    Call: 937-985-0617
    The Steam Plant is a renovated venue in downtown Dayton offering historical charm and modern amenities to create your memorable wedding, celebration, meeting or corporate event.

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