Barback Games 2019


Village Underground, London

The Fernet-Branca Barback Games features bars backs and their accomplices battling through a series of rigorous challenges to crowds of industry friends.

The winning team will go on to compete in the European final, taking place during the Bar Convent trade event in Berlin in October, 2019.

Key dates

Online entry

15th July – 31st August

Finalist announced

8th September


29th September

Travel and accommodation will be paid for, for finalist those outside of London.

Winner trip to Berlin Bar Convent

7th – 9th October

Enter to compete in
the 2019 barback games

  • Explain what the industry means to you in 150 words.
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Additional info

On the day

On the day there will be three rounds, each testing your bar back skills endurance and love of Fernet-Branca. Teams will be drawn at random, with each round being a knock out. The final will be a battle between two teams for the chance to win a trip to the Berlin Bar Covent. Teams won’t find out what is involved until the day of the competition, but influence from previous bar back games will be taken.

What qualifies you to be a bar back?

At times even, the bar owner must do the roles of a bar back. Just because you may do multiple jobs, does not mean you’re not a qualified bar back participant and able to enter the competition. So please feel free to enter if you work within a pub, bar, restaurant or club and your role has included those of being a bar back. It’s open to all to compete for the title.

What qualifies you to be a coach?

The coach can be the bar manager, owner, your friend, a mentor. Anybody at one point or another has helped you within the industry.



Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions are available here