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Best of Phoenix A'Fare 2016: Make-Your-Own Mule Bar, Flash-Infused Cocktails, And More

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We've already told you about the list of more than 40 local restaurants we have lined up to participate in this year's Best of Phoenix A'Fare — but that's not the only reason why you should get your ticket now for the 16th annual event. We've also got plans for a slew of new cocktail experiences at this year's party, and we have a feeling you're going to want in. 

The 2016 Best of Phoenix A'Fare will include the following drink offerings: 

  • Make-Your-Own Mule Bar: Tito's Handmade Vodka will be crafting personalized mules created from handpicked ingredients of your choosing.
  • Gentleman Jack Lounge: Get your shoes shined and enjoy a virtual reality tour of their distillery, while sipping on an original Gentleman Jack cocktail. 
  • El Tesoro's Flash Infusions: Craft cocktails flash-infused with fresh fruits and herbs. 
  • Stella Artois Nova station: Enjoy ice-cold draught beers in the iconic Stella Artois chalice. 

These are in addition to custom mixology drinks featuring Red Bull Editions and colas of 1893 from the makers of Pepsi-Cola. 

Tickets to the event cost $40 online now, but prices go up to $45 on Monday, September 25. General admission tickets include entry into the event, unlimited samples of cuisine from participating restaurants, cocktails, wine and beer, and entertainment. VIP tickets are also available for $60 now though Sunday, September 25, and include all general-admission benefits plus an hour early entry into the event. 

The 2016 Best of Phoenix A'Fare will be held on Friday, October 7, at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. For more information, check the Best of Phoenix A'Fare website

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