• Get ready for the 2nd Annual Char & Bar Wars

    Cambridge's Best Burger & Bartender Battle!

    Wednesday, August 1st 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.!

    University Park, 38 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge MA

    Your favorite spots from around Cambridge will battle it out to see who has the best burger and cocktail in town! Taste delicious slider-sized burgers and sample summer cocktails prepared by some of the best local restaurants.

    Char War (Burger Battle)

    Restaurants will enter their best burger into one of two categories: traditional or alternative (non-beef) burgers. You can sample as many sliders as you would like! After sampling, vote for your favorites!

    Bar War (Bartender Battle)

    Restaurants will bring their best bartenders and summer-themed cocktails. You can sample up to seven cocktails. Vote for your favorite bartender and tastiest summer cocktail.

    Please Note:

    • A valid 21+ I.D. is needed to enter the event

    • No Pets

    • The Char & Bar Wars rain date is Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

    • Tickets are non-refundable

    This outdoor food festival is brought to you by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rindge School of Technical Arts Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program.


    ~~Ticket Sales~~

    Tickets are nonrefundable.

    Early Bird Special (Tickets purchased through Friday, June 22nd): $45

    Tickets purchased between June 23rd and July 31st: $55

    At the door Wednesday August 1st: $65



    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

    A Valid 21+ I.D. is needed to enter the event.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Please contact Cydney Conmy at cconmy@cambridgechamber.org with any questions.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    We recommend having your ticket printed, or have the QR code ready on your phone. If you do not have either, we are able to look up your name at the door.

    Check us out on social media for updates!

    Twitter @CharBarWars

    Facebook @CharBarWar

    Instagram @charbarwars

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