The Slovak Bar Show | Genuine Humble Experience

Now in its second year & spearheaded by internationally renowned bartender Martin Hudak the Slovak Bar Show returned en-force in 2018 with a stellar lineup of speakers from neighbouring countries such as Hungary to as far as Japan. A cosy, humble & honest bar show situated in the heart of Slovakia it finds the perfect balance of unique location, relevant educational content & whole-hearted bit of fun.

This was a special bar show for Cocktails For You, we unfortunately missed it last year but we’d worked with Martin before numerous times. During our visit we were made aware that the Cocktails For You Facebook page had hit 1 million followers so the moment cemented itself deep into our hearts.

Line-up: One of the hardest challenges of small bar events is to attract international & unique speakers to visit & share some of their experience in smaller markets. At Cocktails For You we proudly travel & support these events as it falls under our principle of “Sharing is Caring”! Regardless we were very impressed with the lineup at this quaint Slovakian event, from the God of minimalism that is Remy Savage of the Artesian in London, to notorious rocktender Moe Aljaff of Two Schmucks in Barcelona & the irreplaceable Hiroyasu Kayama of Ben Fiddich in Japan!


For us one of the biggest highest was Remy Savage’s approach to what he calls “Minimalist Bartending”. Sometimes these big ideas can be very confusing to understand & utilise in a normal bartending environment because the guests come to just enjoy themselves & relax instead of getting a lesson. Yet Remy somehow manages to really distill carefully his thoughts into clear lessons we all need to learn - our favourite idea that we took away from the show is the “think outside the box” quote.

Remy pointed out that it is a completely ridiculous idea to “think outside the box”. See his slides below: