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Wilmington Bartenders Ball

Wilmington Bartenders Ball


Wilmington Bartenders Ball will be a wonderful night of entertainment and celebration for the local service industry professionals. Complete with DJs, Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction, Games and more.
And of course Cocktails, Beers and Food sampling from local bars and restaurants.

Everyone is welcome to attend and Dress is Semi-Formal (Wedding formal)

Official Afterparty The Husk 33 S Front St

The Wilmington Bartender’s Ball is proud to be partnered with The MARSOC Foundation

The MARSOC (Marine Corps Special Operations Command) Foundation was established to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families as well as to the families of Marines and Sailors who have lost their lives in service to our Nation.
The Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments.


Early Bird Admission: $55 (Before October 1st)
Bartenders Ball Admission: $65 (Starts October 1st)

Admission Ticket includes: Entry, Cocktails, Beer & Heavy Hors d’oeuvres PLUS access to Regional Amusement Gaming area


Sponsoring Bars & Restaurants

TBA – Contact us for information about getting involved


Titos Vodka
Hendricks Gin
New Amsterdam Vodka
High West Whiskey
Southern Comfort 80
Sailor Jerry Rum

Bud Light
Goose Island
Michelob Ultra
Spike Seltzer

Bar Membership App
Shotwell Law Group
Happy Hour Vitamins
Regional Amusement
Cape Fear Sports

More to be added – Contact us for information about getting involved

Wilmington Beer Mile

Are You Up For The Beer Mile?
4 Beers + 4 Laps = 1 Beer Mile

wilmington beer mile

Saturday, August 19th at Waterline Brewery
Men’s, Women’s, Relay Heats and
For the Elite, a Craft Beer Mile!

Featuring Beers From
Waterline Brewing
New Anthem Beer Project
Waterman’s Brewing
Bill’s Front Porch Pub and Brewery

Visit Eventbrite For Registration

Visit Party Wilmington on Facebook

The Complete Standard Beer Mile Ruleset

All official standard races need to adhere to all of the below. For alternate events and rulesets, see our popular variations list.

1. Each competitor drinks four cans of beer and runs four laps, ideally on a track (start – beer, then lap, then beer, then lap, then beer, then lap – finish).
2. Beer must be consumed before the lap is begun, within the transition area which is the 10 meter zone before the start/finish line on a 400m track.
3. The race begins with the drinking of the first beer in the last meter of the transition zone to ensure the comptitors run a complete mile (1609 meters).
4. Women also drink four beers in four laps (past rule lists only required ladies to drink three beers).
5. Competitors must drink canned beer and the cans should not be less than 355ml (the standard can volume) or 12oz (the imperial equivalent). Bottles may be substituted for cans as long as they are at least 12 oz (355 ml) in volume.
6. No specialized cans or bottles may be used that give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. ie “super mega mouth cans” or “wide mouth bottles” are prohibited.
7. Beer cans must not be tampered with in any manner, ie. no shotgunning or puncturing of the can except for opening the can by the tab at the top. The same applies with bottles – no straws or other aids are allowed in order to aid in the speed of pouring.
8. Beer must be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. The beer must be a fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from malted cereal grains and flavored with hops. For an abbreviated list of valid beers and exceptions, click here.
9. Each beer can must not be opened until the competitor enters the transition zone on each lap.
10. Competitors who vomit before they finish the race must complete one penalty lap at the end of the race (immediately after the completion of their 4th lap). Note: Vomitting more than once during the race still requires only one penalty lap at the end. * It is strongly recommended, when attempting official records, to tip the empty beer can or bottle over your head at the end of a chug to verify an empty


Downtown de Mayo Barcrawl

Cinco de Mayo Themed Barcrawl

Chance to Win $1000 Flight Voucher

Starting at Reel Cafe for signup and registration at 1PM

Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

Grab a team and venture around downtown Wilmington on Saturday, May 6th and get your passport stamped.
Return with a full passport and be entered with a chance at a $1000 Flight Voucher!

Registration gets you on the crawl, t-shirt*, giveaways, food & drink specials and fun!
T-Shirts for first 200 people registered

Final Details Coming Soon!

Tickets start at $25

Participating Venues (more to come)

Reel Cafe
Duck & Dive
Barbary Coast
Proof Bar & Lounge
Blind Elephant
Liquid Room
Tavern Law 1832
Shuckin Shack
Hell’s Kitchen
Slainte Irish Pub

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