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The Commodore's Bootleggers Club

The Commodore has a long history with the local distillery trade. Rumor has it that this place ran a very popular speakeasy during Prohibition, attracting everyone from notorious gangsters to celebrities. As a nod to our roots—and in appreciation for our (now totally legal) partnerships with local distillers, The Commodore proudly presents:



The Commodore’s annual Bootlegger Awards honor a few select local distilleries who stood apart from the pack. The awards are determined via input from management, bartenders, and guests, and are based on a combination of guest feedback, sales, blind tastings, and which spirits make our craft cocktails so good they should be illegal.

Not a distiller? You can still feel like an award winner. Each year, we host four Bootlegger events, and they’re open to the public. (That means you!)

The January event highlights the previous year’s winners and features the announcement of the new winners. At each event, we feature custom cocktails featuring the award winners.

Each event is themed and includes costume contests, food, and—of course—spirits. All attendees receive a BOGO voucher to our sister restaurant W.A. Frost.


2018 Bootlegger Winners