When When
Friday, February 24
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Where Where
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach
Other Info Info
Tiki Attire, Outdoor, Smart Casual Attire, Spirits, Walk-Around Tastings, Wine, 21 years of age or older


Surf’s up for this one as restaurateur, author, and popular Food Network star Robert Irvine hosts an evening of Polynesian flare with Tiki-inspired cocktails from across the country. Once again, guests will enjoy an artful display of libations at the hip and trendy Surfcomber boutique hotel. We’ve invited some of the best bartenders and highly regarded Tiki joints across the country to face-off and compete to be crowned Tiki-King or Tiki-Queen. Irvine, who recently announced his own concept at Tropicana in Las Vegas, will join an esteemed panel of judges, to evaluate the contestants’ cocktails featuring Rhum Barbancourt, while you sample all of the creations and enjoy light Polynesian-inspired bites. Tiki is more than a drink, it's a subculture enjoying a resurgence in popularity with bartenders across America and we’re bringing it back to the beach -- to South Beach!

  • Adrianne Calvo - Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Victoria Chediak - Poké 305
  • Alex Kuk & Diego Ng - Temple Street Eatery
  • Eric Grutka - Ian’s Tropical Grill
  • Robert Irvine - Tropicana Las Vegas
  • Ralph Pagano - Naked Taco
  • Rafael Perez - GKB Wynwood
  • Cesar Vega - SUSHISAMBA
  • Blair Wilson - The Social Club
  • John Bernard - Porco Lounge & Tiki Room- Cleveland, OH
  • Bryan Canales - Bitter Truth- Miami, FL
  • Jane Danger - Mother of Pearl- New York, New York
  • Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi - Bar Lab- Miami Beach, FL
  • Libby Longlott - Undertow- Phoenix, AZ
  • Curt Carrillo - Sweet Liberty- Miami Beach, FL
  • Ben Potts - Beaker & Gray- Miami, FL
  • Kurt Rogers - Flask & Cannon- Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Chris Rolon - The Regent Cocktail Club- Miami Beach, FL
  • Josue Romero - Odd Birds Bar- St Augustine, FL
  • Mauricio Lacayo & Sam Wiener - The Bend- Miami, FL
  • Francesco Lafranconi- Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
  • Ann & Paul Tuennerman- Tales of the Cocktail
  • Laine Doss- Miami New Times

Terms & Conditions

All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted, unless otherwise noted. Tickets to the festival are not tax deductible. The Festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.

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