The WC Press and Jim Beam celebrated West Chester’s bar and restaurant life at this year’s bartender’s ball!
The guests came rolling into Chester County Historical Society and were taken back to the 1920s. It was another sellout event, filling CCHS to capacity. Prohibition was left behind while guests enjoyed a five-hour, premium open bar. On top of the booze was amazing food and desserts catered by local restaurants. From the moment they stepped into the venue, guests were offered of variety of activities to enjoy throughout the night.
Step and Repeat
The first stop was the Step and Repeat station, Guests got to show off their best 1920s outfit for a photographer from The WC Press while standing in front of the Jim Beam backdrop. You can view all pictures taken that night by visiting our Facebook page.
Live bands and a DJ
In the main ballroom was transformed into a beautifully decorated speakeasy. Guests enjoyed their cocktail hour before busting out their best moves where two live bands and a DJ began their sets. Donny Syracuse’s Band, Take it Easze kicked off the night, followed by DJ Triple T. To finish it all off, Behind Deadlines brought down the house.
Dinner, Desserts and Drinks
Food was offered throughout the evening to all of our guests. A gorgeous set up of pasta dishes, salads and more were donated by West Chester restaurants including Limoncello, Rams Head, Landmark, Saloon 151, Vudu, Barnaby’s, Ryan’s Pub and Split Rail. American Pie stopped by with late night pizza to help guests recover from the five-hour open bar. After dinner, guests indulged in a variety of decadent desserts by Cakes and Candies by MaryEllen. Finally, there were three bars set up throughout the ballroom that included wine, beer and top shelf liquor.
In the hallway were raffles donated by a variety of sponsors. Included in the raffles were signed jerseys, sportswear, Jim Beam products and gift cards for our winners to enjoy a night out in West Chester. Congratulations to our many winners, we hope you are enjoying all of your prizes!
Blackjack, photos and more
As guests made their way down the hall, they stopped in our Monte Carlo Casino. They were able to cash in their real bills for fake money and gamble the night away. Winners were awarded raffle tickets that could be put towards an awesome array of prizes. Prizes were donated by West Chester Sports and Social, Jim Beam and more! When they’re fake money ran out, guests often headed out for small photo shoots in our complimentary photo booth. To make their pictures even more fun and memorable, we offered a variety of props that guests could use. Photo booth pictures are also available through our Facebook that you can visit by clicking here.
Now, the moment you have all been waiting for, the service awards! This night is dedicated for the hard working restaurant industry. When entering the venue, guests casted their votes for who they believe was the best choice and here is who they picked:
Service of the Year:
Entertainer of the Year:
Roxanne Rohls & Ophelia Hotass
Nightlife of the Year:
Restaurant of the Year:
Bar of the Year:
Bartender of the Year:
The night was a major success thanks to our amazing sponsors. A special thank you goes to Jim Beam and Beam Suntory for their sponsorship. Their extreme generosity and tireless work helped us to be able to pull off this fantastic charity event once again. We have partnered with them through Aaron Guldin of Beam Suntory. Without them, this night would not have been as amazing as it was. A big thank you to the rest of our sponsors:
The WC Press is proud to once again have hosted such an amazing event that continues to do great things for our community.Through all the efforts from our team and sponsors, we will be donating more than $9,250 to the West Chester Police Department. We thank them in their efforts and dedication to keeping our town a safe place to live and work.