Fernet Branca

Get ready for the Barback Games!

Chilled Magazine presents up to the minute coverage of the Fernet-Branca Barback Games. Stay tuned for interviews with the contestants, a word from your judges and an all out fantastic evening of guts, glory, music and fun. Can...

Meet Some of the Contestants

Sarah Morrissey Where do you work? Beagle, East Village How long have you been a barback? About a year now. Do you have a strategy for competing in the games? I going to be fast. I’m little, 5’2 so I’m thinkin...

Meet Some of the Judges

Igor Hadzismajlovic Co-Owner- Employees Only What was it like to be asked to judge the Fernet-Branca Barback Games? Even on a Monday night- I am excited. Have you ever been a barback? Yes, barback, dishwasher, bartender, everyt...

Meet the Host

Name: Dances With White Girls Profession: DJ and Producer. How did you become host of the barback games, NYC? I’m just a NY guy. What did you think about the games? They were doing a lot of stuff that I couldn’t do ...

Bottle Relay

All registered barbacks competed in this exciting first event. While in sets of two, barbacks started at opposite ends of the room near a table filled with bottles.. Barbacks from both ends of the course crossed each other, at ...

Beer Restocking

Barbacks crossing from one side of the x of tires to another…. trying so hard to not drop all of the beers they are running with… Although one contestant did drop all of his beers, he did not give up… he picke...

Intermission – Ninjasonic

Ninjasonik rocks the games. Unique sounding and edgy… just like their booze…. Fernet-Branca.

Ice Bucket Relay

The barbacks intensely filled empty buckets with ice. They then ran from one end of the obstacle course to another, moving as fast as their exhausted legs would carry them. We are witnessing incredible strength and speed, only ...

Intermission – Aerial Performer

Hanging from the ceiling, center of Webster Hall, NYC… a beautiful performance, graceful and an impressive transition to the last chapter of these exciting Fernet-Branca Barback Games.

Keg Changing Event

Agility. Strength. Speed. Determination. These are the attributes we are witnessing and that are brought out by this incredibly difficult event. You can’t peel the crowds eyes away as the games get more exciting by the mi...

And the Fernet-Branca Barback Games NYC Winner is…

Yury Matrukhovich! Congratulations Yury!

About the Fernet-Branca Barback Games NYC Event

NEW YORK, get ready for the only event of its kind: the Fernet-Branca Barback Games, which pits barbacks against each other in a competition of skill and endurance for the title of Best Barback In The Country. What began as a s...

Fernet-Branca Barback Games San Diego

The legendary Italian drink, Fernet Branca, has teamed up with event visionary Micah Byrnes and creative agency the Flavor Group to produce a one of a kind event known as The Barback Games. Barbacks from across the country comp...