Fourth Annual Bourbon, Bluegrass & Barbecue

Bourbon, bluegrass, or barbecue; which is your favorite?

How about all three at the same event?

The Austin Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild joins their charity beneficiary the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to throw a big party offering all three attractions on Tuesday night, Sept. 24, from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Mercury Hall (615 Cardinal Lane).

courtesy Austin USBG

Sixteen of Austin’s favorite bartenders from watering holes such as Drink.Well Pub, Midnight Cowboy, Contigo, the W Hotel, Whisler's, NoVa, East Side Show Room and the League will be concocting fancy cocktails from 30 whiskies and competing for a slot to represent their local USBG chapter in competitions held during Portland Cocktail Week, Oct. 20-24.

Combo plate from La Barbecue
by Kenny Pailes

To go with all the bourbon libations, they’ll be offering an all-you-can-eat barbecue prepared by none other than La Barbecue (1502 S. First) pitmen John Lewis and Chris McGhee , which is bound to include some toothsome brisket and the signature house-made sausage.

John Lewis and Chris McGhee of La Barbecue
by Kenny Pailes

The soundtrack to this great combination of food and booze will be distinctive bluegrass music from The Sour Bridges and The Possum Posse. Tickets are $35 at eventbrite and all proceeds go to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

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