The time has finally come to announce the winners of the Bartender of the Year Competition hosted by Follow the Rabbit and The Library Bar & Grill back on June 5th, 2022!

Another night at The Library was full of unmatched talent with the bartenders in the Albuquerque service industry! Drawing an end to the Bartender of the Year, competitors gathered together one last time to show appreciation for one another and crown a new bartender of the year! The competition was split into different categories that ranged from best craft cocktail and peoples choice, to best personality and best mystery drink! The talent from across the city included Left Turn Distillery, Monte Vista, Dirty Bourbon, Salt Yard, and many more! There could only be one Bartender of the Year, or so we thought! This year there were two champions that were crowned; those two being Nick Woodall representing Monte Vista, and Nohelani Ader representing Left Turn Distillery!

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Photos by ABQ Live Photographer Diego Martinez