The Beast of the East - Barometer Bar Show 2018

Back once again in its 3rd year this event keeps getting bigger. Naturally Cocktails For You is back again on the scene to broadcast the seminars, meet fellow bartenders & for the first time we stepped behind the bar in Kiev with out own unique style of guest shift. Our host was none other than Hendricks Bar supported by Libbey Glass, Supasawa & William Grant's & Sons.


This year the amount of visitors increased by over 30% & we saw more & more bartenders from all over flock to check out the Ukrainian bar scene. Some of the leading speakers around the world gathered to share their knowledge & ideas broadcasted by the Cocktails For You platform globally with some big names including Joe Schofield & Phillip Bischoff.

Both recently picking up accolades from the Worlds 50 Best Bars as bartenders bartender of the year & worlds 3rd best bar!

The show has also become one of the main platforms of the year to host cocktail competitions from the region. This year it included the Monin Cup, Bacardi Legacy & Monkey Should Ultimate Bartender Championship.

This show has really become a bartender one stop shop for all things industry related in this part of the world.

Our particular highlights included as usual the huge stage for speakers which includes their one of a kind 20 x 5 metre screens, livestream & synchronised translation services. We particularly enjoyed the huge selection of international bars involved in the show all working the main stage floor for all guests involved.

For us personally at Cocktails For You the highlight of the week was our guest shift in Hendricks Bar. We didn't know what to expect or if anyone would come to see two rusty bartenders sling booze but the support from the local bartending community was overwhelming!