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Fernet-Branca Barback Games returns to UK

The fourth UK edition of the Fernet-Branca Barback Games will take place at London’s Village Underground in September.

The winner of the Barback Games will get an all expenses paid trip to Milan

The Fernet-Branca Barback Games sees bar teams from across the UK battle to win a coveted prize.

The competition will take place on 28th September.

Selina Raggett, Hi-Spirits brand manager, said: “Fernet-Branca has long been known to support and champion the true heroes of the hospitality industry and we can’t wait for the games to begin. The games are a true testament to the UK’s incredible hospitality scene.”

The teams, which can be made up of two members in any position within a hospitality venue, will compete to win an all expenses paid trip to Milan and visit the Fernet-Branca distillery in 2023.

The competition involves multiple rounds, inspired by daily tasks carried out in a bar and judged by four hospitality experts, all against the clock.

The Barback Games will offer competitors and spectators live performances, limited edition Fernet-Branca merchandise and complimentary Fratelli Branca drinks.

Furthermore, attendees can sample and vote for their favourite cocktails that won the regional heats from Hi-Spirits’ Classic Cocktail Competition.

To enter the games, competitors must sign up their team online at by midnight on 14 September.

For competitors outside of London, travel and accommodation will be provided.

Spectators can join the guest list on the website, or ask their Hi-Spirits rep for a wristband to guarantee entry on the night.

The Fernet-Branca Games was first conceived in San Francisco in 2007, and has since become popular in major cities in the US including New York, Chicago, Boston and San Diego.

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