Fresh Flair Competition is Manchester’s newest and freshest flair bartending competition hosting some of the city’s, and indeed the country’s, most talented flair bartenders for a night of entertainment the likes of which Manchester has never seen.

Fresh Flair Competitions are proud to be teaming up with Joining Jack ( a charity set up by parents Alex and Andrew Johnson in aid of their son Jack who was diagnosed with DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) in 2012. There is currently little awareness and research into possible treatments is very underfunded.

Joining Jack was first brought to my attention in 2013 with great help from the Rugby Community and the trademark Joining Jack symbol players would show after scoring a try. Every TV interview I have seen featuring Jack and his parents has always touched my heart and his ability to keep smiling through everything and live just as every 5 year old child should.

The Event itself will be featuring around 15 of the city and country’s best flair bartenders, fighting it out for a top prize of £300 (overall winner) sub-categories will include,

  • Best Manchester based bartender 
  • Runner up
  • 3rd place
  • Most Entertaining Routine
  • Best Cocktail (sponsored by Stoli Vodka)
  • Best Working Flair Bartender.

Prizes for sub categories subject to change

Each competitor will get 5 minutes to perform their best flair routine in front of professional judges, including TGI Fridays Master bartender Andy “Hero” Duckworth, old school flair enthusiast and Cave Direct owner Will Evans & event organiser Ryan Clayton. The event itself will include many sponsors such as Stoli Vodka, Moritz Beer, Escapade bars and more TBA.

Besides the competition itself we will also be featuring Manchester DJ’s ; Dj MegaTune (Isle of Wight festival / Apotheca / Les Fleuers) & Daniel Deighan (Sound Control / Apotheca) as well as crowd involvement competitions such as Speed Bottle Opening and give-aways such as flair bottles and t-shirts.

Advance tickets will be available for £3(not including booking fee of £1) Available on Skiddle Price on the door will be £6 with all ticket sales going towards Joining Jack.

Anyone wishing to enter the FreshFlair Competiton or for any other enquiries please email

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