Bartender Spirits Awards

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John Swartz

Assistant General Manager at Tacolicious

Experienced Lead Bartender with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Coaching, and Event Management. Professional with a Licentiate degree focused in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor from Cambridge ESOL.

Meet our Judges

Makenzie Helem

Top 30 bartenders in the US for USBG World Class 2023 and Bartender at Spilt Milk, Chicago

Trudy Thomas

Corporate Director of Beverage at Southworth Development, Spirits Educator and Mixologist, Nashville

Damian Langarica

TOP 100 World Class 2023, TOP 50 World Class 2022, Bartender at Next of Kin, Philadelphia

Chris Barna

Bar Manager at Proof, 2022 Top 50 US World Class 2023 Top 30 US World Class, Charleston

Lee Zaremba

Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles