Servers will flip bottles during tonight's local installment of the T.G.I. Friday's World Bartender Championship. Action starts at 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Guests can make donations during the competition. There’s also an auction and raffle.
The annual event draws a large crowd, thanks to its emphasis on a “flair” bartending style that includes lots of tricks.
Tonight's local winner will move on to the regional finals.
Contestants are judged not only on flair bartending, but also on factors like food knowledge.
Winners of local, regional, super-regional, divisional and national competitions advance to the final round.
The most recent international champion was from a T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant in Tokyo.
T.G.I. Friday's is at 3116 Adams Farm Drive, Columbus. Call 706-321-0963. The event is open to guests 18 and older.