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Cocktails Anyone?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mo Venouziou
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You can drink, and they can mix- at the Ultimate Pier Cocktail Contest from 6 - 8:30pm, Saturday May 18, at the St. Petersburg Pier. Three of the area's premier bartenders will share their latest creations with an audience of over 100 guests and celebrity judges.


The competition kicks off the evening portion of our "Raise a Toast to the Pier Party," a daylong celebration of St. Petersburg's most iconic building, sponsored by LocalShops1 and the St. Pete Patch. Daytime festivities at the Pier begin at noon, and will feature top local artists, waterski shows, music and other live entertainment.


From 6pm to sunset, area residents and local luminaries will share laughs, drinks and their favorite pier memories. Local celebrity and community leaders will make public toasts to the pier, and then the audience and judges will weigh in on the Ultimate Pier Cocktail Contest.


Admission is free to all events, and only $10 for VIP Tickets granting:


     - Cocktail tasting from all three bartenders

     - Commemorative Pier Martini plastic glass

     - Limited Edition Pier Poster
     - Voting Ticket
     - Dessert!

Tickets can be purchased online at


For media and other inquiries, please contact Ester Venouziou at




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The St. Petersburg Pier is located at 800 Second Avenue N.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. It has been a landmark of downtown St. Petersburg since 1899, but it is the 1926 Million Dollar Pier, torn down in 1973 to house today's inverted pyramid structure, that long-time residents remember. The Pier was renovated in 1988 to include the shops, galleries, boutiques a restaurant and food court on the first level.


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