Darci Carlson, one of 2018s winning bartenders
Darci Carlson, one of 2018's winning bartenders Kingmon Creative

Last year, we kicked off our inaugural Best Bartender Contest. Thousands of Stranger readers weighed in on the drink slingers they most adored and the winners were profiled with Q&As in our 2018 Happy Hour Guide. They were Marcus Emery (The Nook, The Matador), Darci Carlson (Drunky Two Shoes BBQ, Dottie's Double Wide), Amber Walsh (Saint John's Bar & Eatery), Elizabeth "Hefe" Farman (Crocodile, Chop Suey), and Karuna Long (Oliver's Twist). (Digital copy of the issue here.)

We're reviving the survey in 2019, looking for five more fantastic bartenders whose games are ON. Please submit your answers RIGHT HERE, no later than noon on Monday, September 16. The bartenders who earn the most votes will be featured in The Stranger’s Fall & Winter 2019 Guide to Seattle’s Happiest Happy Hours, which hits the streets on October 9.

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