The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for another round on September 22. As one of the biggest charity cocktail events in town, the festivities will showcase some of the best bartenders in North Texas as they create their original bar concepts and themed menus.

Now in its seventh year, the event raises funds for Trigger’s Toys, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. Last year, the event collected more than $200,000.


The event will transform the Bomb Factory into a fictional city with four unique bar concepts, each responsible for a menu of 10 cocktails and helmed by a pair of male and female captains. The swanky hotel bar concept is called Elevate, and will be led by captains Megan McClinton and Jason Pollard from the Usual. A fun, colorful bar called Neon will be led by captains Zach Potts from Gung Ho and Trash Collective co-founder Kelsey Ramage, who’s coming all the way from Toronto. The molecular mixology concept is called the Lab, and will be led by Fernanda Cubby Rossano from High & Tight Barbershop and Austin Millspaugh from The Standard Pour. And your neighborhood bar concept is the Corner Bar, and will be led by captains Ravinder Singh from Macellaio and Jones Long from Knife.

As guests sample the delicious libations, they may bump into street performers, fortune tellers, or a shoe shine stand—so they’ll want to keep their heads on a swivel. And while party-goers explore, they’ll enjoy the sounds of the Manhattan band and DJ Dave Paradice.

ALL proceeds from the Ultimate Cocktail Experience will benefit Trigger’s Toys and go toward reducing the financial and emotional stress on chronically-ill children and their families. That’s a cause we can all drink to, so purchase your tickets today! Ticket prices range from $68-128 and can be bought here.