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Cleanse your palate and prepare for the Annual Newburyport Cocktail Competition, a competition to find the mixologist who can work the tastiest magic in a cocktail, on September 16th from 4pm-8pm. Newburyport’s top libation experts to make their top-secret signature cocktails for your tasting pleasure. Expect them to reach deep into the ingredient roster: And that’s where you come in. See, with great pleasure comes great responsibility, so it’ll fall on you to decide who’s nailed it and who needs to go back to the drawing boardÂ…. We await your judgment.

What: Complimentary cocktail tasting.

When: Sunday September 16th  4-8 p.m.

Where:  Multiple downtown restaurants all within walking distance.

Why: The Annual Newburyport Cocktail Competition is the definition of “no-brainer.”

An upscale cocktail crawl, with sampling of signature cocktails from downtown Newburyport’s  finest restaurants ,food pairing and meeting new folks at each stop. Accompanied by a wrap up party where you get to vote for your favorite signature cocktail. All to be enjoyed on Sunday September 16th. Your price: 20 bucks.

Like we said: no-brainer…

Participants Include: The Ten Center Restaurant, The Rockfish, Michael’s Harborside, Ceia , Brown Sugar By The Sea, Oregano’s Pizzeria and many moreÂ….

Check in will be at the deck at Michael’s Harborside at 4:00 PM. Join the wrap up at  7:00 PM. The wrap up party will feature a LIVE music and the last signature cocktail for your tasting. Tickets are $20 in advance/$30 at door and cane purchased at for more information on this event go to