GET IN ON THE ACTION!The 2013 World Bartender Championship Divisional Competitions are happening in October!
Stop by one of these participating restaurants to see the world's best bartenders at work!
2012 World Bartender Championship Winner Mark YamadaMeet 2012 World Bartender Championship Winner Hiroyuki "Mark" Yamada from Tokyo, Japan.
Highlights from the 2012 World Bartender ChampionshipThe best bartenders in the world gathered in Dallas, Texas to prove they’ve got what it takes. Ten came, only one can win…..
2011 World Bartender Championship WinnerMeet our 2011 World's Greatest Bartender, David Kringlund from Stureplan, Sweden. Representing heritage, knowledge and expertise, the World Bartender Championship is synonymous with T.G.I. Friday’s®. With more than 8,000 Friday’s bartenders from around the globe, it’s the largest competition of its kind. Congrats, David! Check out our other 2011 finalists.
World Bartender Championship 2012:
Behind the Bar
Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada of Japan took home the title of World’s Greatest Bartender on March 6th in Dallas.
Yamada’s flawless mixology, precision and speed, coupled with his winning personality behind the bar, wowed a panel of industry expert judges and helped him secure the title of World’s Greatest Bartender.
From its beginning as the first singles bar in America, T.G.I. Friday’s® has grown to an international destination where unique drinks and fun times are always served.
More than 10,000 bartenders from the almost 1,000 TGI Fridays around the world competed in 2012, but only one took home the title. Congratulations Hiroyuki “Mark” Yamada, you are the World’s Greatest Bartender. Cheers to you!
The World Bartender Championship finals occurred on March 6, 2013 in Dallas, TX.
Check back next year for information on the 2013 competition.