Bartender Wars is a local Hudson Valley event that will pit bartenders from nine different restaurants against one another in search of the best cocktail.

The Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce put the event together and will be held on Wednesday from 6-8pm. Proceeds will benefit the holiday village lights fund. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of. Event participants will check in to Beekman Arms before moving on to the different tasting stations.

After sampling each cocktail, patrons will vote to determine the best of the best. Stop by and of the following to see what they've got:

  • Bangers Gastropub
  • Beekman Arms Tavern
  • Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
  • Foster's Coach House
  • Gigi Trattoria
  • Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market
  • Rhinecliff Hotel
  • The Corner at Hotel Tivoli
  • Terrapin Restaurant.

Lighting up the trees in town around the holidays has become an expensive tradition each Christmas. This is a great idea to help defray those costs. For more information visit or call (845) 876-5904.