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16th Annual Schooner Wharf Battle of the Bars
Winners & Results

Shake, stir, slurp and sort - all in the name of charity!
Sunday, August 2nd

 

The 2009 16th annual Battle of the Bars at Schooner Wharf raised $26,060 for local charities Florida Keys SPCA and Easter Seals. The overall total is now $191,658 during the Battle’s history.
“On behalf of the children and adults with disabilities and other special needs throughout Monroe County, Easter Seals extends a huge thank you to all the participants for making Battle of the Bars 2009 a huge success,” said Rob Porcaro, Executive Director of Easter Seals Florida Keys.


Winners: Half Shell Raw Bar's "Raw Bar Rowdies"
Photo by Southernmost Photography

Connie Christian, Executive Director of Florida Keys SPCA, added, “We were thrilled with the results and we’re so happy about all the participants who put in so much time and effort to help us help the animals.”

The competition was fierce as 39 teams from Keys bars and restaurants were pumped up to win in the steamy afternoon sun. Excitement was high as the 7-person teams ran the obstacle course – poured and served a margarita, recycled bottles, rolled and tapped a keg, and drank beer.


3rd place winners -- "Blood, Sweat & Beers" from TGI Friday's
Photo by Southernmost Photography

Now four-time winners, Team “Raw Bar Rowdies” from Half Shell took home the championship title, along with a trophy and bragging rights, with a final round time of 2 minutes, 2 seconds. “Bill’s Bootleggers” from Cowboy Bill’s captured second place, and third place went to TGI Friday’s “Blood, Sweat and Beers”.
The coveted Most Outrageous Costume award went to “Sebago’s Southernmost Shipwreck” again. Honorable Mentions for Costume were awarded to Cheeseburger Key West’s “Gladiatores Con Queso”, 801 Bourbon Bar’s “The Hangover Doctors”, Rum Barrel’s “Plundering Partiers”, Hard Rock Café’s “The Castaways”, and Southernmost Beach Café’s “South Beach Beekinis”.


Most Outrageous Costume Winners:
"Sebago's Southernmost Shipwreck"
Photo by Southernmost Photography


Deepest Pockets Award Winners : Bill from Irish Kevin's and his team, "Gaelic Bangers", with Bill from Cowboy Bill's and his team, "Bill's Bootleggers"
Photo by Southernmost Photography

The Deepest Pockets award again was shared between Cowboy Bill’s, who entered two teams – “Bill’s Bootleggers” and “Reloaded Renegades” -- and Irish Kevin’s “Gaelic Bangers”. The teams raised a combined total of $11,000. Irish Kevin’s have been winners of Deepest Pockets for three years; Cowboy Bill’s for two.
“Everyone was extremely generous, all in the spirit of giving to two great causes,” said Evalena Worthington, event organizer. “The energy level and excitement to win the bragging rights were amazing. All the teams as well as the spectators were extremely giving, and the creative costumes made it an even more fun and festive day.”

Stay tuned for next year’s Battle date. For more information, please call (305) 292-3302 or visit www.schoonerwharf.com.

 
Final Times:    
Half Shell Raw Bar Raw Bar Rowdies 0:2:02
Cowboy Bill’s Bill’s Bootleggers 0:2:25
TGI Friday’s Blood, Sweat & Beers 0:2:35
     
Competitors:  
Bar Team Name
801 Bourbon Bar The Hangover Doctors
Alonzo's Oyster Bar All Shucked Up On a Sunday
Bagatelle Mussels Bagatelle
Bare Assets Bare Assets Blue Ballers
Big 'Uns Sports Bar Bight the Big 'Uns
Bobby's Monkey Bar Franco's Hero & Deli Bobby's Hero's
Bourbon St. Pub The "Gay"ngsters
Bull & Whistle Raging Bulls
Cheeseburger Key West Gladiatores Con Queso
Cowboy Bill's Bill's Bootleggers
Cowboy Bill's Reloaded Reloaded Renegades
Finnegan's Wake Shameless Shamrocks
Guy Harvey's Last Hope Harveys
Half Shell Raw Bar Raw Bar Rowdies
Hard Rock Café The Castaways
Hogfish Bar & Grill Hogfish Hell Raisers
Hog's Breath Saloon Pigpen Partiers
Irish Kevin's Gaelic Bangers
Lazy Gecko Geckoholics
Margaritaville Coral Reefer
Moose Lodge 1760 Moose on Fire
New Orleans House Tea Baggers
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Possé
Parrot Lounge Eagles
Pier House Pier Pressure
Red Fish Blue Fish Red Headed Step-Children
Rick's & Durty Harry's Rick's Chicks & Durty Dudes
Rum Barrel Rum Barrel's Plundering Partiers
Salsa Loca Sieté Loco Gringos
Saluté Saluté Spikes
Schooner Wharf Bar The Deckhands
Sebago Catamarans Sebago's Southernmost Shipwreck
Sloppy Joe's Bar Papa's "Purr"fection
Southernmost Beach Café South Beach Beekinis
Sports Page Sports Page Off Stars
Sunset Pier Yellow Nuts, Pink Sluts
Teasers Teasers Pleasers
TGI Friday's Blood, Sweat & Beers
Turtle Kraals TK Trouble
   
 


Click here for 2007 Winners
Click here for 2008 Winners
Click here for 2009 Winners

For more information, call Evalena at 292-3302 or e-mail schoonerwb@aol.com.

   
 

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