Over 12,000 votes were cast, and we have a winner in South Jersey's Favorite Bartender Contest!

Congratulations to Maria Darmino of OVT - Old Vineland Tavern in Millville!

That makes it 2 in a row for Maria, as she was also last year's winner!

The voting came down to the final day, as the Top 3 finalists ended up very close at the end.

Maria received 28% of the vote, with David LaRose  of Mystic Islands Casino in Little Egg Harbor scoring 26%. Next was Brandi Lafferty of Sidelines East in Milmay with 24%.

Other finalists included Bobby Dee of Country Club Tavern in Swainton, Joshua Magner of Josie Kelly's Public House in Somers Point, and  Ashley Calabrese of Steakouts in Pittsgrove Township.

Congratulations to all, and remember to tip your bartender well!

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