SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail begins September 1st and culminates at the Taste of Pasadena on October 10th at the Rose Bowl.

Thirty-two cocktails enter the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Only one will be named Pasadena's Cocktail of the Year 2019.

Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.

 

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail

  • Delicious libations for SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail.
    Delicious libations for SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail.
  • Creative cocktails abound during SIP-tember.
    Creative cocktails abound during SIP-tember.
  • Enjoy specially crafted cocktail during the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge.
    Enjoy specially crafted cocktail during the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge.
  • Vore for your favorites online during SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail.
    Vore for your favorites online during SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail.
  • Exotic ingredients and master craftsmanship come together during SIP-tember.
    Exotic ingredients and master craftsmanship come together during SIP-tember.
  • 500 people enjoy food and drink at the Taste of Pasadena
    500 people enjoy food and drink at the Taste of Pasadena

Drinks are randomly entered in a head-to-head bracket challenge. Voting in the first three rounds is online at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com and is live September 1, 2019.

Drinks named Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail include the from The Tap Room at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, the Broad Street Hurricane from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi, the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant or White Horse Lounge’s 2016 Forbidden, Ruth's Chris' Julio's Passion and The Ish from Sushi Roku.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in

Mi Piace Gin and Tonic
The special Gin & Tonic from Mi Piace.

Pasadena on October 10th. Everyone (21 years-old or older) attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for their favorite. You can be part of the final judging at the Taste of Pasadena. Get your tickets here: http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/forms/taste-pasadena-and-sip-tember-finale. $30 each in advance, $60 per person at the door.

In 2018, more than four hundred people were on hand for the finale of the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. In addition to the four featured cocktail finalists, guests at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale tasted culinary treats from El Cholo, Sushi Roku, California Pizza Kitchen, POP Champagne and Dessert Bar, Du-par's, Simply Cupcakes and many more.

The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as a Pasadena Restaurant Week event sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Rose Bowl.

Taking part in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge for 2019 are:

  • Mi Piace
  • White Horse Lounge
  • Roy's Hawaiian
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Lucky Baldwin's Trappiste Pub
  • Trejo’s Cantina
  • La Grande Orange - Otis Bar
  • The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena
  • El Cholo
  • Brookside Golf Club
  • Dog Haus Biergarten
  • Celestino Ristorante
  • Shiro (South Pasadena)
  • The Great Maple
  • And more!

The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors served drinks that were paired against each other in a competition.

A complete list of venues offering cocktails for the 2019 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge will be announced in early August.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.

The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six-week long competition among Pasadena Chamber

Japanese Blossom from The Tap Room at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, was 2019's Cocktail of the Year.
Japanese Blossom from The Tap Room at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, was 2018's Cocktail of the Year.

of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors served drinks that were paired against each other in a competition.

Voting for SIP-tember kicks off on September 1, 2019 at www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/vote.

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the Taste of Pasadena provide a terrific opportunity for patrons to visit new places, remember old favorites and see the breadth of excellent offerings found in the Pasadena area.

The Rose Bowl generously hosts the Taste of Pasadena on October 10, 2019.

Dance Syndicate is providing entertainment at the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.

Pasadena Restaurant Week events are presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce with our restaurant members. SIP-tember and the Taste of Pasadena are generously supported by Gold Sponsors the Rose Bowl and Wells Fargo.

Dance Syndicate is providing entertainment at the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.

Pasadena Restaurant Week events are presented by the Pasadena Chamber of

Commerce with our restaurant members. SIP-tember and the Taste of Pasadena are generously supported by Gold Sponsor Wells Fargo.