Top Shelf visits the 2013 Nightclub and Bartender convention in Las Vegas for some research and development.  Thousands of nightclub operators and bar owners from around the world attend the three-day Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Vegas looking for inspiration and the latest inventions for mixology.  The convention has hundred of exhibitors, and 70 educational workshops to better ones knowledge of the bar industry.

Mixologist showcase their skills  for a chance to win in the Shake It Up Competition during the Don Julio Challenge on the main stage.

Casey Metzger, owner of Top Shelf Bar Services, enters the 2012 NBC show in search of fresh ideas to bring to your private parties or company events.

Pabst Blue Ribbon had one of the more memorable booths.

A sample of cocktails created by the hottest bartenders in America.

Over 600 companies exhibited their goods to convention goers. Mama Walkers showcases their breakfast-inspired liqueurs.

A little research and development at The Craft Brewers Pavilion. The  Craft Brewers Pavilion showcases the newest products in the industry.

Kahlua offers their newest liquor Midnight with a giant ice shot.

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Photos by Grayson West