Shout House bartender smashes Guinness World Record

Categories: Booze
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Photo by Kevin Masterman, courtesy of Shout House

Shout House Dueling Pianos' bar manager, Chris Raph shattered the Guinness World Record for fastest bartender Thursday night with a list of 662 cocktails poured in 60 minutes. The previous record was 389 cocktails, set in Munich, Germany.

That means Raph was pouring more than 10 drinks per minute. More than 300 people joined Raph at Shout House to watch him hard at work.

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Photo by Kevin Masterman, courtesy of Shout House
Each cocktail was required to be different with at least one alcoholic ingrediant and one non-alcoholic ingredient with a total of three elements. He had submitted a list of 784 drinks to Guinness World Records just in case and then went down that list for the record.

Shattering the record was simple. With 25 minutes remaining, Raph had already broken the previous record and was officially declared the holder of the record by a Guinness World Record judge on hand for the event after 60 minutes.

"It was a high-energy night at The Shout House. When Chris broke the record, the crowd went crazy," said Joe Woods, owner of the Shout House Dueling Pianos in a release. "We're really proud of Chris; he's an absolutely amazing bartender."

Weird part of the event: Only a couple of those cocktails were actually consumed. Shout House sold the 390th cocktail for $225 and the 662nd cocktail for $175 to benefit Finnegans Community Fund. The others were dumped out because the barbacks had to keep washing the glasses for reuse.

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Photo by Scott Palmer, courtesy of Shout House


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