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Cambridge's Best Burger & Bartender Battle

Your favorite spots from around Cambridge will battle it out to see who has the best burger and cocktail in town. Try them all and cast your vote for your favorites.

Char & Bar Wars assembling sliders

Char War

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

Char & Bar Wars Pouring Drinks

Bar War

Restaurants will bring their best bartenders and summer-themed cocktails. Guests 21+ get to sample up to seven cocktails. Vote for your favorite bartender and tastiest summer cocktail on your scorecard.

Previous Participants

Lone Star Taco Bar

ArtBar Cambridge

Boston Burger Company

Shake Shack


Veggie Galaxy

CRLS Culinary Arts Students



Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

Our Fathers

90+ Cellars


Atwood’s Tavern


A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Rindge School of Technical Arts Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program.

CRLS Culinary Program check presentation


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

There is no minimum age to enter the event. A Valid 21+ ID will be needed to receive a cocktail wristband.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Cydney Conmy at 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 can look up your name at the door.

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