The 4th UK edition of the Fernet-Branca Barback Games competition, celebrating some of the heroes of UK hospitality, returns this autumn.

A high-octane competition that sees bar teams from across the UK battle it out to win a much-coveted prize, The Fernet-Branca Barback Games, will return for a fourth year on 28th September, at London’s Village Underground.

Sign up to the guest list online here by the 28th September to enjoy a night of entertainment, cheering on your fellow hospitality family. Or ask your local Hi-Spirits rep for a wrist band to guarantee entry on the night.

Attendees can sample and vote for their favourite cocktails that won the regional heats from Hi-Spirits’ Classic Cocktail Competition.

Fernet-Branca celebrates family, community and creativity, the very core of what the UK hospitality industry is about.

Teams, which can be made up of two members in any position within a hospitality venue, will compete to win an incredible all expenses paid trip to Milan and visit the Fernet-Branca distillery in 2023.

The competition involves multiple rounds, inspired by daily tasks carried out in a bar and judged by four hospitality experts, all against the clock. For competitors outside of London, travel and accommodation will be provided.

The Barback Games will offer competitors and spectators incredible live performances, limited edition Fernet-Branca merchandise and complimentary Fratelli Branca drinks.

Selina Raggett, Hi-Spirits Brand Manager, said: “Fernet-Branca has long been known to support and champion the true heroes of the hospitality industry and we can’t wait for the games to begin. The games are a true testament to the UK’s incredible hospitality scene”