The Hard Rock Bartender

Hard Rock Cafes are more than just good food and music. We commit to giving you a great Hard Rock bar experience by showing you and your friends a good time! To highlight our rockstar bartenders, we created the BARocker competition. Hard Rock's top bartenders from around the world are invited to show off their skills for a chance to be crowned Hard Rock's Global BARocker Champion.

Road To Bar Stardom

The top 13 best of the best bartenders from Hard Rock Cafes worldwide will compete for the ultimate title of Global BARocker Champion! Cheer on your favorite BARocker as they battle their way through speed drills, pour testing, working flair, recipe knowledge, and showmanship to name a few! Find event times and check out who’s competing in BARocker at a cafe near you.


  • Local Competitions - September 1 - October 15, 2016
  • Regional Competitions - October 16 - December 1, 2016
  • Global Finals - January 16, 2017 in Panama City, Panama

Past Barocker Winners

We are in our fourth year of the BARocker competition. Check below for the past winners who were crowned the best bartender during that time.

BARocker Winner 2017
Who will win it this year?

BARocker Winner 2016
Angelo Delgado
Lima Cafe

BARocker Winner 2015
Kazuki Goto
Tokyo Cafe

BARocker Winner 2014
Joey Torres
Vegas Strip Cafe