Like you, each of our Member Restaurants are constantly evaluating their daily routines. With the safety and health of the community guiding all decisions, our locally-owned, independent restaurants continue to work on ways to adapt their traditional services to limit person-to-person contact without sacrificing integrity and attention to guests.
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The Child Protection Center is a non-profit agency dedicated to the Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in our community. CPC envisions a community in which all children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) was established in 1980. CPC initially provided only child abuse intervention services through the Child Protection Team (CPT). This program works together with the Department of Children and Families and Law Enforcement in the investigation of child abuse cases and also coordinates community-wide services for affected children. Since then, CPC has grown to encompass four core programs offered in four locations across Sarasota & DeSoto Counties.
Guests must be 21 and up to attend. Those under 21 will not be permitted entry to the event (this includes infants and children as well.) Age identification will be requested of ALL GUESTS upon arrival to the event.
2020 Event Tickets will be released for sale soon! To be notified, please subscribe here or check this page for updates.
This event is 21 and up only and proof of age will be required for all ticket holders (NO exceptions, this applies to children and infants as well.)
No, you may purchase as many tickets as you would like! Please note, your guests will be asked to provide photo ID (to verify their age) before being admitted to the event.
Yes! All guests will be able to sample each of the 20 cocktails submitted into the competition and will have the opportunity to vote for the "People's Choice" winner! There will also be a cash bar if you'd prefer beer, wine or other cocktails.
Yes! Complimentary light bites will be provided by several Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant members.
We encourage all event attendees who intend to sample the cocktail offerings to use ride sharing services (such as Uber or Lyft) or travel with a designated driver! The use of ride share services will expedite the arrival experience. Complimentary valet parking will be available for those who choose to drive.
The suggested attire is comfortable and casual.
“The Best” libations will be decided by an expert panel of judges as well as event attendees who will be tasked with sampling and savoring each creative concoction before judging the competitors on Flavor, Appearance, Bartender Presentation and Imagination.
Each guest will be given a faux dollar bill which you will use to vote for your favorite bartender and cocktail by "tipping" them. The top cocktails and bartenders will be announced at the end of the event!
Set the Bar is a rain or shine event.
To have 100% confidence in the validity of your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through the Eventbrite ticket system. The validity of tickets purchased through other websites or resellers cannot be verified by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals prior to event day.
A limited number of lounge seats will be available for guests to utilize. The event is a cocktail style, grazing event where guests will be visiting stations to sample cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event is handicap accessible.
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