USBG World Class Competition, sponsored by Diageo, is an internationally recognized competition that elevates the craft of the bartender and builds careers in the industry, culminating in an annual landmark week where the Global Bartender of the Year is announced. The competition takes place in the spring, however preparation for the event takes place all year round with training and application process beginning in the fall/winter.

5 regions compete to have the top 3 bartenders in each region of the U.S. to compete in the National Finals – then the winner goes on to compete at Global Finals.

This year, Global finals takes place in October, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.