For the third year in a row, Red Feather's Mark Allen has shaken the competition as the best local bartender. We could pore over all the reasons his inventive drinkspertise stirs our thirst, like how he balances unusual flavors and extreme booziness. We could go on about all the stiff competition, but all that fawning might be hard to swallow. Instead, we'll just encourage you to tap into a local resource and belly up to the bar for one of Allen's simple gin and Parfait Amour martinis. You'll never let anyone else shake your hooch again.
Second Place: Jacob Detweiler, Happy Fish Sushi and Martini Bar
Third Place: Michael Bowers, The Modern Hotel and Bar