Sazerac Presents: TalkTales ShakeOff!

A Curious Competition For LA’s Best Bartenders.

In celebration of TalkTales the Podcast’s first year anniversary, Sazerac and TalkTales the Podcast are bringing you the biggest wildest most bodacious bartending competition to ever hit Los Angeles.  March 31st, 2019, past guests from Season One of TalkTales the Podcast will come together at Civic Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles to showcase their skills and entertain the masses as they grapple with some unusual bartending challenges. 

A panel of all star judges including Angel from Cocktail Portal, TalkTales’ own Mixtress Adhel Martinez, and Mike from The Best Drink Ever will decide the fate of these brave bartenders as they move through a bracket style tournament rife with wacky twists and turns.  The audience will have one chance to save a crowd favorite and elect a single eliminated bartender to come back in the finals as the loser wildcard and compete for the grand prize cash and a feature on Cocktail Portal.  

Between competition rounds there will be entertainment including a variety of acts such as magicians, burlesque, and a one man band.  Guests will enjoy a free drink with the price of admission and have the opportunity to purchase additional specialty crafted cocktails from Sazerac at one of our three house bars, including an outdoor bar area complete with food trucks.  

Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door and can be purchased at  There is also a VIP package for $55 that will include early entry to the event, priority seating, one drink from the house bars, and a private tasting of select premium whiskeys from Sazerac.  VIP packages are limited.

Join us at the TalkTales ShakeOff!  Hide your keys, call an uber, and expect the unexpected.