Tony Adams Emerges From Field of over 8,000 Bartenders to Capture Title at Friday's® World Bartender Championship in Las Vegas
Tony Adams, a 25-year-old bartender from the Haymarket T.G.I. Friday's restaurant in London was crowned "The Greatest T.G.I. Friday's Bartender in the World" at The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last night, following an intense finals competition between eight elite mixologists from around the globe. Brian Zachau from Minneapolis was honored for the fourth straight year as the US Champion.
"This is an unbelievable feeling," said Adams. "My day has arrived."
Nearly 8,000 Friday's bartenders from 60 countries entered this year's World Bartender Championship. The eight finalists exhibited their knowledge and showed off their flair through months of local, regional, super-regional, divisional and national competitions to reach last night's finals.