Cocktail + Film: VIP Cocktail Tasting and Canadian Premiere of HEY BARTENDER at the Rio
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1660 East Broadway
The Rio Theatre, 4th Row Films and William Grant & Sons Distillers are pleased to present the Canadian Premiere of Douglas Tirola’s documentary HEY BARTENDER, preceded by a VIP cocktail tasting featuring concoctions created some of Vancouver’s top bartenders.
Monday, September 23
VIP Cocktail Tasting 6 – 8 p.m.
Film Screening 8:30 p.m.
Q&A, panel discussion and more killer cocktails following the film!
VIP Tickets: $25/Advance $30/Door
Movie: $12/Advance $15/door
The VIP reception and tasting will feature spirits including Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, Hendrick’s Gin. Some of the bartenders already slated to join us for the evening include: Canadian Professional Bartending Association BC Chapter President Trevor Kallies (Donnelly Group), CPBA BC Chapter Vice President Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim), Jon Smolesnky (Hawksworth), and Donnie Wheeler (Clough Club).
Special thanks to the generous participation of the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association, as well as The Georgia Straight, Miss 604, Scout Magazine and Vancouver Buzz.
HEY BARTENDER (Douglas Tirola, 2013) Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending: An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown years later he struggles to keep afloat. The bar is three deep and the bartenders are in the weeds at the greatest cocktail party since before Prohibition. HEY BARTENDER is the story of the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the cocktail. Featuring the world’s most renowned bartenders and access to the most exclusive bars in New York with commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.