|Things got heated at last year's competition|
Now is the time for the hardworking men and women behind the bar to step forward and throw down. The Northstar Bartender's Guild has opened up registration for its 2013 Iron Bartender competition. Dust off the fedora, button up your best vest, and get ready: Here's how you can enter.
The competition is open to the first 16 teams that register (1 team per restaurant). Teams will compete in a single-elimination, bracket-style four-week tournament that will start on October 6 and crown a champion on October 27.
A $50 per team registration fee is required. Not only will the winning team gain serious bragging rights and a sweet trophy, but they'll also win something that the NSBG teases "every bartender will want to win."
For those of us not in the hospitality industry, but great appreciators of their skills, the competitions will be open to the public. More information on that will be published as we approach the competition.