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Logan Square’s 3rd Annual Cocktail Competition Will Pit Neighborhood Mixologists Against One Another

Mixologists from Estereo, Longman & Eagle, Scofflaw, Spilt Milk and other Logan Square favorites will serve up their best Aug. 18.

This year's competition is set for Aug. 18.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square’s “best and brightest” mixologists will soon face off at the neighborhood’s third annual cocktail competition.

The competition, called the “Logan Square Stir Up,” is set for 3-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Logan Square Auditorium at 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd.

An after party is planned for 7-10 p.m. at Billy Sunday at 3143 W. Logan Blvd.

The following bars and restaurants will be represented at this year’s event: Best Intentions, Billy Sunday, BiXi Beer, Estereo, Heavy Feather, Longman & Eagle, Merchant, Scofflaw, Spilt Milk, Webster’s Wine Bar and Young American.

Each mixologist will compete with the spirit of their choice.

The crowd at a previous competition.

An all-women panel will judge the competition. The panel includes Kelli Nakagama, the Chicago chapter president of Women Who Whiskey; Imbibe editor and author Emma Janzen; Chicago Style co-founder Caitlin Laman; and Christine Cikowski, the executive chef and managing partner at Honey Butter Fried Chicken.

Tickets for the event, which cost $55 and can be bought online, will get you “creative concoctions” from the participating mixologists, a welcome cocktail and food from neighborhood restaurants.

Event proceeds will go to local nonprofits Pilot Light and Chicago Period Project.

In recent years, Logan Square has become the cocktail bar capital of Chicago as dozens of new bars, many of them focused on creative cocktails, have joined the neighborhood.

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