Bartenders are masters of their domain, mixing the drinks, bringing the ace chat and making punters feel like they’re kings and queens of the world. But how do they fare when they’re out of their comfort zone and forced to serve it up in a rival’s bar?
The 1800 Tequila House Swap will see the teams from Death and Taxes and Alba Bar and Deli switch venues for one night only, Monday August 12. It’ll be like your favourite Hollywood body-swap comedy, only there’s drinks involved – namely 1800 Tequila cocktails at $10 a pop. The team that attracts the biggest crowd, sells the most 1800 cocktails and has the best banter on the night will be crowned the winners. The proceeds of the night will go the charity of each bar’s choice – Death and Taxes have chosen the RSPCA and Alba has chosen R U OK?
Captains for this bar battle are Martin Lange heading up the Death and Taxes team and Jamie Fleming leading the Alba side. Each team will craft a special 1800 Tequila cocktail list for the evening, which will kick off at 6pm run until 9pm.
If you’re keen to see how the bartenders cope and help out a worthy charity at the same time, head down to one or both of the bars on Monday August 12. The bars are next door neighbours on Burnett Lane in the city, so each team will be fighting hard to keep you on the premises. No reservations are necessary, just rock up, and entry is free, but remember to drop by an ATM first as the bars are cash only.