High Bar

High Bar

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Want to up your cocktail game to the level of a professional bartender? High Bar is just what you need. 

In this one-hour interactive show, master bartenders Matt Hunter and Jack Schramm break down a classic cocktail, demonstrate proper mixing techniques, and drop some science—literally. 

First off, Jack and Matt will break down the technique needed to properly execute the classic cocktail of the day. Next, both hosts will explain the reasoning behind their creative process in an attempt to sway your affection (and votes) before moving on to the Battle Round – where Jack and Matt will take turns teaching you how to make their own unique and delicious variations on the classic cocktail of the day, and where you'll get to decide which master bartender's cocktail reigns supreme.

After the votes are in, one bartender will taste victory, and you'll have tasted three mouthwatering libations. Consider the bar raised.


What's included

Every ticket includes an ingredient kit with all of the nonalcoholic ingredients you'll need to make the cocktails for the show. Unlike other online cocktail classes, we take care of all the hard work for you. 

As for the alcohol, you can either purchase each week's recommended spirit yourself or have Gush handle that as well. Alcohol is shipped separately by our partner liquor store, but we're happy to handle all of those logistics for you. 

We also give you the option of adding an equipment kit, which has everything you'll need to make top-notch cocktails at home: jiggers, large-format ice cube molds, and a pair of shaking tins. This equipment isn't required, but it will definitely give your mixing game a serious boost! If you'd like an equipment kit, please email us at hey@gush.com and we'll get you sorted out. 

If you prefer to just watch, we also offer a Spectator ticket at a reduced price. Spectator tickets do not include ingredient kits, and you won't participate in making the cocktails featured on the show... but you will learn some great techniques, and you'll get to see Matt and Jack make fun of each other's cocktails. You may not know exactly how delicious the drinks are, but you'll still feel the snark. 


Each episode of High Bar runs for roughly 60 minutes.

If you're outside NYC, please order your tickets at least one week in advance to allow us enough time to ship your materials to you. If you're inside NYC, please order at least four business days before the show.

Note for the August 10 show: we're technically past the deadline to book for this show, but if you ask nicely, we'll try to make it work! Go ahead and book, and if there are any issues getting your kit to you in time we'll make sure that you're taken care of.

Upcoming schedule

August 10: Daiquiri Day. Sure, we missed national Daiquiri Day by a few weeks, but as long as it's sunny and warm outside it's never a bad time to enjoy this tropical classic. ALCOHOL FOR THIS EPISODE: Probitas White Blended Rum.

Our hosts

Matt Hunter has over 25 years of restaurant experience, the last decade of which he's spent behind the bar. He's the head bartender at Eleven Madison Park—one of only five 3-Michelin-star restaurants in NYC.

Jack Schramm is a butcher-turned-barista-turned-cocktail-obsessive. He's head bartender at Greenwich Village's beloved high-concept cocktail spot Existing Conditions, and a master of the scientific side of cocktail technique.