Halifax Regional Finals 2019

Halifax's best bartenders face off in an extravagant cocktail competition: Who will be the best? Come taste, vote and cheer!
6 PM – 11 PM
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8


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MADE WITH LOVE Regional Finals

Canada’s most eccentric cocktail competition is in town!

Halifax, October 17th, 2019 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, MADE WITH LOVE, to Halifax, for the 2019 edition! On November 18th, the city’s Regional Finals will take place at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market and will undoubtedly impress cocktail lovers who are on the hunt for some out-of-this-world flavours. Join us for a spectacle offered by the industry, where the city’s bartenders will gather to illuminate Halifax’s cocktail culture. Save the date so you don’t miss it! 

The proud competitors from the best bars and restaurants will take on the challenge of presenting an exclusive creation to an eager crowd who never fails to be there, as well as a panel of experts. They will have the difficult (but nonetheless delicious!) task of judging the creations based on originality of ingredients and concept, as well as balance of flavours. Here is the complete list of cocktail artisans whom you will have the opportunity to see in action this year!

Dylan Brentwood Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Ilya Kravtsov – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Reid Fraser – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Will Assaad- Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Annie Laurie Murray – 1862
Matt Dash – CUT Steakhouse
Neil Daoust – The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Allie Proctor – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
David MacKenzie – Antojo Tacos + Tequila Halifax
Taylor MacPherson – Sea Smoke Restaurant
Mason Jordan – Durty Nelly’s
Matt Relf – Stubborn Goat Gastropub
Matt Macvicar – The Keg – Dartmouth Crossing
Aidon Gray – Antojo Tacos + Tequila Halifax
Will Fitzgerald – Lot Six Bar & Restaurant
Ashley Ryan – Black Sheep Restaurant
Julian Carvery – The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Cam E Elliot – Mabata

The two crowned winners of each category, Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice, will represent Halifax at the National Finals taking place in the Spring 2020! The finalists will try to win the coveted title of best MADE WITH LOVE’s best bartender in the country, and have a chance to win one of 14 trips to one of the MADE WITH LOVE affiliated distilleries :

2 Trips to Italy with Campari Canada
2 VIP Experiences with Disaronno
2 Trips to Mexico with Espolòn Tequila
2 Travels to Nicaragua with Flor de Caña
2 Trips to Scotland with Jura Whisky
2 Trips to New Orleans with Sazerac
2 Trips to Kentucky with Woodford Reserve


Monday, November 18th, 2019, from 6pm to 11 pm
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, 1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8
Tickets : Early Bird (until November 4th) : 55$
General admission (November 4th – 18th) : 65$
At the door : 75$

Tickets are on sale at all participating establishments and online at
A ticket includes a tasting of all cocktails created by the competitors, food pairings, and the right to vote for the best bartender in Halifax! And we also have a few surprises in store for you, of course!


International event for cocktail enthusiasts and food epicureans, MADE WITH LOVE is your annual celebration of the craft cocktail industry! The public, along with a panel of renowned judges, are invited to witness this interactive competition by savoring exclusive and extravagant creations and vote for their favorites. Founded in 2009 in Montreal, MADE WITH LOVE has gained popularity through its mixology competition where passion and excellence bring the bartending community together to push the limits of creativity. Today, MADE WITH LOVE is active in 2 countries (Canada and Spain), and continues to develop internationally.

Espolòn Tequila
Flor de Caña
Jura Whisky
Southern Comfort
Tia Maria
Woodford Reserve


Contact information:
Isabelle Poliquin
Head of communications
514-297-2015 | isabelle@enjoymadewithlove.com

Made with Love

Made with Love

Creators of international events for cocktail lovers and culinary epicureans. Passion, excellence, extravagance, community.