Hey Bartender at the Rio Theatre

Comments 23 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rio Theatre is hosting a cocktail + film event next week that will include the Canadian premiere of of Douglas Tirola’s film: Hey Bartender.

HeyBartenderattheRioTheatreHey Bartender (Douglas Tirola, 2013) | Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending: An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown years later he struggles to keep afloat. The bar is three deep and the bartenders are in the weeds at the greatest cocktail party since before Prohibition.

A hit as SXSW 2013, Hey Bartender is the story of the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the cocktail. Featuring the world’s most renowned bartenders and access to the most exclusive bars in New York with commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.

On Monday, September 23, 2013 a VIP cocktail reception will take place before the screening, featuring concoctions created some of Vancouver’s top bartenders such as: Canadian Professional Bartending Association BC Chapter President Trevor Kallies (Donnelly Group), CPBA BC Chapter Vice President Grant Sceney (Fairmont Pacific Rim), Jon Smolesnky (Hawksworth), and Donnie Wheeler (Clough Club), and more.

VIP tickets (film + reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm) are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets for the film only (at 8:30pm) are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

As a sponsor of this event, I have a pair of VIP tickets to give away in a quick contest. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win VIP tix to #HEYBARTENDER at the @RioTheatre from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/oXDez

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Must be 19+ to attend. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Follow the Rio Theatre on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about special events and film screenings.

Update The winner is Paul D!

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23 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Isaac ArnquistTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 3:19pm PDT

    Give ’em ta meeeeeh.

  2. Malcolm ChrystalTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    I would love to go!!

  3. TaniaTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    Great blog, would love to go to the Hey Bartender event.

  4. ErinTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 4:34pm PDT

    I love a good cocktail!

  5. AmTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    Drinks on a work night. How daring of me!!

  6. Margot MeanieTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 5:03pm PDT

    I would love to attend this event!

  7. ErinTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 6:54pm PDT

    Oh, please pick me!

  8. JenTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 7:17pm PDT

    My hubby would love this!!! 🙂

  9. DebbieTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 7:28pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun night!

  10. Frank_ZTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 8:33pm PDT


  11. JeffTuesday, September 17th, 2013 — 9:06pm PDT

    This movie looks great!

  12. AmandineWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 7:07am PDT

    Great event! Love the Rio, and love cocktails. Must win! 🙂

  13. SanazWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 10:11am PDT

    I’d love to check it out

  14. Paul DWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 12:16pm PDT

    Great contest–would love to see Trevor and Donnie doing their thing!

  15. Albert N.Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 2:54pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  16. ColmWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 6:18pm PDT

    Nice prize.

  17. MaryWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 8:32pm PDT

    This is awesome! I have been challenged to attend 5 events in the next 2 weeks and this totally appeals to me. The movie has me intrigued.

  18. Brenda AWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Sounds really cool, would love to go!

  19. G MariaThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 9:23am PDT

    Would be awesome!

  20. Lisa MartinThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 9:57am PDT

    sounds good right about now

  21. SamanthaThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 5:06pm PDT

    This is two blocks from my house, so I can walk home 🙂

  22. KyleThursday, September 19th, 2013 — 7:30pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun

  23. KathleenFriday, September 20th, 2013 — 7:26pm PDT

    sounds great!

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