Bartending is a passion, a life style and by far the best job in the world.

Clinton Weir’s love of cocktail and flair bartending began nearly twenty years ago, in Pretoria, South Africa. Today gaining a collection of head bartender roles through dozens of bars, clubs and restaurants and developing recipes for over 75 menu’s and an array of signature recipes for brands.

After winning his first competition in 2002, his passion for the skill grew immensely, and he went on to win countless accolades not only nationally in cocktail and flair competitions and in 3 different countries but abroad on the international scene to.

 

Clinton has also performed flair and fire bartending shows and run mobile bars at over 800 events in 19 countries from corporate to private events, bar mitzvahs to festivals, celebrity house parties to private island gatherings and huge weddings in India to the Royal wedding in Buckingham Palace!

Through all 2 decades of the late night shifts, crazy events and training for competitions comes a still growing passion for the industry and a pretty interesting skill set which today has been put to good use through a very unique services portfolio, specialising in cocktail and flair bartending services between events, shows, training and consultancy throughout Australia and globally.

Flair Competitions

2002 Rhodes house South Africa national competition – 2nd place
2002 South Africa Billy the Bums national competition – 1st place Tandem
2003 South Africa Billy the Bums regional competition – 2nd place
2003 South Africa Billy the Bums national competition – 3rd place
2004 Dons of Cuervo South Africa national competition – 2nd place
2004 South Africa Billy the Bums national competition – 3rd place
2004 News cafe South Africa national competition – 1st place
2005 News cafe South Africa national competition – 1st place
2005 South Africa Billy the Bums regional competition – 1st place
2005 South Africa Billy the Bums national competition – 3rd place
2005 Dons of Cuervo South Africa national competition – 1st place
2006 King of Africa bartending championships – Overall winner & 1st place – Mixology & 1st place – Tandem
2007 Billy the Bums South Africa national work flair competition – 1st place
2007 Roadhouse UK world open qualifier 4 – 6th place
2007 Hush bar Preston UK – 1st place
2008 Derby UK annual flair challenge – 2nd place
2008 NB’s flair challenge Northampton UK – 2nd place
2008 Roadhouse UK world finalist – 20th place and world ranking

2009 Agwa de Boliva flair challenge – 3rd place
2009 So Bar Bournemouth annual flair competition – 2nd place
2009 Roadhouse UK world finalist – 19th place and world ranking
2010 Secret library flair competition – 1st place
2010 Chameleon bar Liverpool UK flair competition – 3rd place
2010 Island bar Birmingham flair competition – 3rd place
2010 So bar Bournemouth UK annual flair competition – 3rd place
2010 Secret library flair competition – 2nd place
2010 Roadhouse UK world finals – 8th place and world ranking
2011 Roadhouse UK 1 Qualifier – 2nd place
2011 Roadhouse UK 2 – 2nd place
2011 Roadhouse UK 3 – 2nd place
2011 So Bar Bournemouth UK annual flair competition – 1st place
2011 Roadhouse World finals – 11th overall & 7th in working flair
2013 Cuban Place Sydney ‘Shake Down 1’ – 1st place
2013 Cuban Place Sydney ‘Shake Down 2’ – 1st place
2013 Shake down Flair championships – Cairns, Australia – 1st place
2013 Australian National Flair championships – National Champion
2013 Shake down Flair championships – Cairns, Australia – 1st place
2014 Australian National Flair championships – National Champion
2015 Australian National Flair championships – National Champion
2015 Bacardi & De Kuyper National Flair competition – 1st place

Cocktail Competitions

2004 South African National Flair championships – National champion
2006 South African National Flair championships – National champion
2006 I.B.A. World championships – 18th place
2006 King of Africa bartending championships – 1st Mixology
2007 KU DE TA South Africa National championships – 1st Mixology
2007 Havana club Cape Town Regional championships South Africa – 1st place
2008 Patron tequila Mixology competition U.K. – 5th place
2008 Drambuie Mixology competition U.K. – 4th place
2008 U.K.B.G. National mixology competition – 13th place
2009 Agwa de Boliva Mixology competition U.K. – 2nd place
2009 Busnell Calvados Mixology competition U.K. – 4th place
2009 U.K.B.G. National competition finalist
2010 Drambuie Mixology competition U.K. – 4th place

Major Events & Celebrities Served

 * Bacardi B-Live & Arena bars in music festivals,
* T in the Park – Scotland 2009
* Oxygen – Ireland – 2009
* Electric Picnic – Ireland – 2010 & 2011
* V North – England – 2010 & 2011
* O2 Wireless – England – 2011
* SW1 – England 2012

Black Eyed Peas World Tour
V.I.P. bar in O2 Arena 2011 – London

F Vodka events
2010 & 2011 & 2012 – London

Sol Kerzner Private New Years Eve party
2003 & 2004 – South Africa

President’s Cup Gold Championships
2005 – South Africa

MTV music awards VIP room
2009 – Manchester, England

Red bull Major Lazer
2011 – London

Red bull X fighters
2012 – London

Royal Ascot Bacardi Cocktail Bar
2011 – London

Anil Ambani
Official collaboration party for the joint efforts of Bollywood and Hollywood with Steven Spielberg 2008 – Mumbai India

Kishor Bajaj
Private house party 2008 – Mumbai India

Ellen De Generes cocktail party
2013 – Melbourne

Roger Taylor and Brian May from Queen
at Rogers wedding in UK

Jamie Oliver Charity event
at St Pauls Cathedral 2009 – London

Official Cocktail bartender for William & Kate’s royal wedding in Buckingham palace – April 27th 2011

Shane Warne – NYE

Bars, clubs, function spaces, exhibitions and bartending shows venues.

South Africa

Pacinos cocktail bar –  Pretoria
Cafe Brazil – Pretoria
H.O.P. House Of Pleasure – Pretoria
Klein Karoo Nationale Kunsteves – Grahamstown
Gossips Cocktail bar – Knysna
News cafe – Green point  – Cape Town & Menlyn park – Pretoria
Cubana Cocktail bar and restaurant – Johannesburg, Pretoria & Cape Town
Eastwood’s bar & tavern – Pretoria & Cape Town & Pretoria
Billy The Bums cocktail bar – Claremont, Cape Town
La med Beach Bar – Clifton, Cape Town
Caprice beach bar – Camps Bay, Cape Town
Zep Tepi club – Camps bay, Cape Town
Opium beach bar – Camps bay, Cape Town
Opium club – Green point, Cape Town
Bossa Nova club – Green point, Cape Town
Industry bar – CBD, Cape Town
Asoka bar – CBD, Cape Town
Fez club – CBD, Cape Town
Junction Cafe – CBD, Cape Town
Sol Kernzer’s private new year eve party  2003, 2004 & 2005 – Cape Town
‘Fire’ from Gladiators TV programme  Private house party – Llandudno
Gallagher Estate – Johannesburg

Botswana

Red Bull Tour Gaberone
Zambia
Mona Lisa restaurant – Kitwe
Circles club – Kitwe

England

Buckingham Palace – London
Aquum – Clapham, London
The Pantechnicon Rooms – Knightsbridge, London
The Burlesque club – CBD, London
Amika – High street Kensington, London
Aura club – Mayfair, London
North pole bar – Greenwich, London
Red bar – Soho, London
Apres club – Bond Street, London
One club – High street Kensington London
Digital club – Brighton

Ibiza

Privilege club
Savannah bar – Sunset strip
Blue Marlin

Greece 

Marina Hotel – Theselonikki

New Zealand

Convention Centre – Auckland

Eden Park – Auckland

Australia

Trak club – Toorak, Melbourne
Hotel – Phillip Island, Melbourne
The Burlesque Club – Fitzroy, Melbourne
The Rum Dairy – Fitzroy, Melbourne
Royal Exhibition Centre – Carlton, Melbourne
Ms Collins – CBD, Melbourne
Tonic House – CBD, Melbourne
The Donkey Wheel – CBD, Melbourne
Fall from Grace – CBD, Melbourne
Crown Casino – CBD, Melbourne
The Deck – CBD, Melbourne
Spice Market – CBD, Melbourne
Gomme Bar – CBD, Melbourne
QV Centre – CBD, Melbourne
100 Pound Bend – CBD, Melbourne
Regents Theatre – CBD, Melbourne
Melbourne Exhibition Centre – CBD, Melbourne
The Carousel – Albert Park, Melbourne
The Park – Albert Park, Melbourne
Elephant & Wheelbarrow – St Kilda, Melbourne
Pablo Honey – St Kilda, Melbourne
Veludo – St Kilda, Melbourne
Luminare – South Melbourne
Eureka 89 – Southbank, Melbourne
Pawn & Co – Chapel Street, Melbourne
Electric Lady Land – Chapel Street, Melbourne
PJ O’Brians Pub – Cairns
The Woolshed – Cairns
The Cotton Club – Cairns
The Hilton Hotel – Cairns
The Westin Hotel – CBD, Sydney
The Vine – Double Bay, Sydney
Hard Rock Cafe – Darling Harbour, Sydney
The Loft – Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cuban Place – CBD, Sydney
Townhall – CBD, Perth
Lux Bar – North Perth
Classroom Bar – North Perth
Scarborough Beach Bar – Scarborough, Perth
London Bar & Kitchen – Jundaloop, Perth

India

Grand Hyatt hotel – Mumbai
Taj Lands end hotel – Mumbai
Marriott hotel – Mumbai
Trident hotel – Mumbai
Tote race course – Mumbai

Malaysia

Rootz Club – Kuala Lumpur
Desire Club – Kuala Lumpur
The Stage – Kuala Lumpur

China 

7 Club – Zhuhai
Zoban Art Hotel – Zhuhai

French Polynesia

Malabar – Tahiti

La Pavillion Des Vins – Tahiti

Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora

Four Seaons – Bora Bora

St Regis – Bora Bora