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.
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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.