Information on the Hawaii USBG Chapter

Uniting Bartenders in Paradise

Waikiki Cocktail Scavenger Hunt

We are hosting a fun filled night of bar scavenging this Sunday with 100% of our proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations including the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation. The Cocktail Scavenger Hunt will send teams all over Waikiki searching for cocktails. We will provide you with a list of 20 bars and a list of ten cocktails. Match the ten cocktails with the correct bar and you will win. Prizes include gift cards to the Halekulani, Apartment3, Nobu, and more. Get there at 8 for team registration and drink some complimentary cocktails made by Dave Newman (that’s worth the price of signing up by itself). Oh, the price, it’s $100 per four person team. If you come alone, we will try to make a team for you at $25 a head. Hope to see you there.


March 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

USBG Gulf Fundraiser

come check out our fundraiser at thirtyninehotel on Aug. 13th. all the bartenders are donating time and tips to the gulf coast fund. your bartenders for the night are tim rita from lewers lounge, dave newman from nobu, dave power from town, chandra lam from bar 35 and southern wine and danny luciarello from tikis. christian self and kyle reutner will be barbacking.

August 3, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shake it up

I figured I should pass on some info to you bar folks out there. In March, there is a teeny, tiny gathering called the Nightclub & Bar Convention in Las Vegas. At this get together there is a cocktail competition with $7500 going to first place and cash going to the top five as well as the individual with the best garnish. Seems like a good thing to shoot for. This is a very well-run competition so recipes are needed to be submitted and checked in advance. None of this day of the event garbage. Twenty-five people get selected based on recipes, which means there is no harm in submitting something if you are unsure. Recipe needs to be submitted by February 5th. So, let’s do this.

This is a SWS event and they have a very strict product list so check that out. Here is the link where all your wildest dreams come true.

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment


Why Join the USBG and what does it offer you?

-Master of Mixology Accreditation Programs

-Networking opportunities local and Nationally.

-Monthly meetings at various locations around town.

-Cocktail competitions, Local, National and International.

-Education and training.

-Insider’s look at industry innovations.

-New product introductions.

-Charitable activities.

-Newsletters and Updates.

-Free subscriptions to industry publications.

July 17, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First Official Meeting

Aloha barkeeps, barchefs and mixologists (ugh),

Our first official meeting as the Hawaii chapter of the USBG is going down on Sunday July 19th at 530 at the Halekalani Hotel in the Kiawe room. Beam spirits is hooking us up a bit and this should be a proper event for bar professionals. Also, Francesco Lafranconi is in town and he plans on demonstrating some techniques. There will be hor d’ourves in Lewer’s Lounge after. Lastly, free valet. Seriously Halekalani is rolling out the red carpet.

It would be great if you were already a member when you show up. Sign up as for a bill. 80% of that money goes back into us throwing events. Also, you can show up and get a feel for it if thats what you prefer then sign up after.

See you there.

Huge mahalos to the Halekalani Hotel and Beam Spirits for the hook ups.

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thanks for your interest in the USBG


The goal of this blog is to keep you updated on the hijinks of the Aloha Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG). Return frequently for info about where and when we will meet up next.

July 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment