San Diego's Premiere Cocktail Gathering

Bartender's Weekend, San Diego's Premiere Cocktail Gathering, is a networking event open to all service and hospitality professionals. Invitation required for all affiliate events and activities. Must be +21 to attend. Please drink responsibly.

A coalition of San Diego Industry Professionals dedicated to promoting the trade and providing growth opportunities for members of the Service Industry.

America’s Finest City


Bartender’s Weekend is a three day, Industry Only, networking event aimed at promoting the “Spirit of Hospitality” embodied throughout the profession of Bartending.

Now in our 6th year, this San Diego based event has captivated the hearts and minds of Service and Hospitality Professionals worldwide, as well as the Brands that support them. And as with previous years all proceeds from the Weekend’s events are donated to our industry relevant charity partners.

Please join, as we continue along on our mission to help to fuel growth and positivity across the hospitality sector, while bringing together some of the brightest and most creative minds behind the responsible service of Beer, Wine and Spirits.

New This Year - Pick Up Your Wristband


This year we are encouraging registered attendees to pick up a wristband.

Wristbands will be available in the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel from 11AM to 4PM on Sunday and Monday.

Not only will they help to ensure an easy entrance into some of our larger events, they will also have additional benefits, like discounts at partner spots around town.

Sat, Mar 2


San Diego
BARTENDER SHAKEDOWN

imbibe PRESENTS:
San Diego County's Most Celebrated Bars, Together Under One Roof, For One Night Only!

6PM to 10PM @ Building 177, Liberty Station

Flyer

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Sun, Mar 3


Join us Sunday in Downtown San Diego.

Featured event:
Official Welcome Party
"Stay Bonded" presented by Heaven Hill
7PM to 10PM @ Trailer Park After Dark

Open to ALL registered attendees

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Sunday schedule

Mon, Mar 4


Monday’s activities will take place in North Park.

Featured event:
Licorería Limantour: Bar Takeover
Presented by Collectif 1806
9PM to 12AM @ Hundred Proof

Open to ALL registered attendees

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Monday schedule

Tue, Mar 5


Tuesday we will close the year out by the Beach.

Featured event:
Espolon Cocktail Fights
Presented by Espolon Tequila
8PM to 11:30PM @ Moonshine Beach

Additional RSVP Required

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Tuesday schedule

The Organizers


Chris Patino
Brand Builder, Spirits Educator
USA


Erick Castro
Bartender, Writer & Filmmaker
USA

Making a Difference


In 2017, we made a decision that charity was going to be a major component of Bartender’s Weekend, and we are happy to announce that this year we will continue to make that part of our tradition.

By partnering with nationally recognized 501(c)3 charities, like Inspire Artistic Minds, we are able to continue raising both money and awareness for a amazing organizations that provide resources benefiting our industry, as well as the community.

Join in the Revelry


Registration is necessary to verify your Industry affiliation, as well as gain access to all of the sponsor initiated events and activities that make up Bartender’s Weekend.

Register now to receive updates from one of the most anticipated Industry events of the year, however please note that some events may require an additional RSVP.

And please help us to spread the word!

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Where to Stay


Lafayette Hotel in North Park, San Diego has become the "official" host hotel for Bartender’s Weekend.

Discounted rates are available to all attendees on a first come first served basis, however you must call the hotel directly to take advantage of our rates.

So reserve your room today and be sure to mention “Bartender’s Weekend” upon booking.

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Thanks a Million!


A special thanks to all of the brands who have supported Bartender's Weekend throughout the years.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorships


Last year Bartender's Weekend served as host to over 1,100 bartenders and industry professionals. In our 6th year, we are looking forward welcoming even more members of the drinks community to our four day event in beautiful San Diego, California.

Thanks to the support and generosity of our sponsors we are able to produce Bartender's Weekend each year, while doing something good for our community. By hosting an event you will be able to connect with bartenders and spirits professionals from across the country to share ideas, or launch new products, as well as reintroduce established brands to keep them top of mind.

Brands of all sizes and categories are invited to take part in the "Weekend’s" festivities. Please email info@bartendersweekend.com for details.

Location: Building 177
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2875 Dewey Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
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Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: WhipHand
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935 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Rustic Root
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535 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Dover Honing Co.
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703 Eighth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: Kettner Exchange
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2001 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: Coin Op in the Gaslamp
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789 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: False Idol
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675 W Beech St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Trailer Park After Dark
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835 Fifth Ave, Lower Level
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: The Smoking Gun
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555 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Prohibition, Havana 1920 & El Chingon
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560 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: The Field
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544 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: El Dorado Cocktail Lounge
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1030 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: The Smoking Gun
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555 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: Park & Rec
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4612 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: Fleet Science Center
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1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: Polite Provisions
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4696 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
United States

Location: Fernside
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1946 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92102
United States

Location: Coin Op North Park
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926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: True North Tavern
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3815 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: Small Bar
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4628 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
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Location: Hundred Proof
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4130 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
United States

Location: Sycamore Den
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3391 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
United States

Location: Polite Provisions
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4696 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
United States

Location: Coin Op North Park
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926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: Cruise San Diego
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1617 Quivira Rd Mission Bay
San Diego, CA 92109
United States

Location: El Prez
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4190 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
United States

Location: Mavericks Beach Club
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860 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
United States

Location: Backyard Kitchen & Tap
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832 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Louisiana Purchase
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2305 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: Waterbar
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4325 Ocean Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Miss B's Coconut Club
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7154, 3704 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Kindred
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1503 30th St
San Diego, CA 92102
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Location: Moonshine Beach
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1165 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
United States

Location: Seven Grand San Diego
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3054 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Location: The Grass Skirt
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910 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
United States

Location: Cerveza Jack's
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1165 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
United States