As greater Milwaukee continues to thaw and return to normalcy after enduring sub-zero temperatures, we recognize that the request to “think spring” is much easier said than done. Even though warm weather and sunshine are still painfully far away, Pabst Theater Group is making it a little bit easier to deal with winter this year with a new tiki drink competition that will bring summer spirits and island vibes to Turner Hall.

Join us at the inaugural Turner Hall Tiki Takedown on Sunday, March 3. From noon to 3 p.m., Turner Hall will host a craft cocktail competition in association with Cutwater Spirits—the official spirit partner of the Tiki Takedown—and Milwaukee Record. Mixologists from a wide variety of area bars and restaurants will make original tiki drinks for people to try and vote on, with one establishment taking home the coveted Tiki Takedown trophy. Participating businesses include Bittercube Bar & Bazaar, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Braise Restaurant & Culinary School, DanDan, Don’s Diner, Finks, Hotel Madrid, Movida, Pete’’s Pops, Pourman’s, The Iron Horse Hotel, The Outsider, and Tin Widow.

In addition to tiki drinks, DJ Andy Noble and Milwaukee band Cabin Essence will add to the summertime feel of the event with musical accompaniment all afternoon long. Tickets to Turner Hall Tiki Takedown are on sale now. They’re $20 throughout the month of February, and the cost goes up to $25 starting March 1. Of course, all ticket holders must be 21 or older to attend. We’ll see you there!