Calling All Bartenders: USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By Diageo is Searching for the 2023 SW Bartender of the Year

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Only one month left to submit applications for the prestigious bartending competition!

Only one month left! Applications for the 2023 competition are open and mixologists who believe they have what it takes to be World Class are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2022. Entering its eleventh season, the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO is seeking creative and driven bartenders to claim the title of 2023 US Bartender of the Year. The acclaimed program is an educational platform that instills relevant training and mentorship for hospitality professionals, all leading to a global bartending competition that will take place next year in São Paulo, Brazil!

Each year, the USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO competition draws applications from diverse and talented bartenders nationwide who compete in a series of regional and national challenges inspired by the latest industry trends. For this next season of the competition, the Regional and National Finals will take place at a combined event in Austin, TX, where the nation’s Top 30 bartenders will compete to narrow down to the Top 5 Finalists before the 2023 World Class US Bartender of the Year is crowned. The competition offers a great opportunity for cocktail enthusiasts of all skill levels and backgrounds to put their skills to the test, while joining a community of industry professionals from around the world.

Key dates for the 2023 competition are as follows:

  • November 15, 2022: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST to be considered for the 2023 USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO
  • January 2023: Top 100 Announced
  • February 2023: Top 30 Regional Finalists Announced
  • May 2023: Regional & National Finals will take place in Austin, TX to ultimately crown the 2023 US Bartender of the Year
  • Fall 2023: The 2023 World Class Cocktail Festival and Global Finals will take place in São Paulo, Brazil

Backed by, an online training platform designed for experienced bartenders, competitors are armed with the tools and knowledge to prepare themselves for the competition while fostering their career developments.

There’s not much time left! To apply for the 2023 USBG Presents World Class Sponsored By DIAGEO, please visit For more information on World Class, follow along on Instagram at @WorldClassUS or Facebook at @WorldClassUnitedStates.

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