San Diego's Premiere Cocktail Gathering

Bartenders 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.

In only its 5th 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.

Get Involved


No idea is too big, no brand is to small.

There is plenty of room in the schedule to accommodate everyone’s needs. All it take is a good idea and a little elbow grease.

Contact us today and we’ll help you get started:

Get Involved

Sunday, 3/4


As always, the focus for our first day will be Downtown San Diego.

Featured event:
Official Bartender's Weekend Welcome Party
Presented by Beam Suntory
7PM to 9:30PM @ The Air & Space Museum
Click here to RSVP

Sunday schedule

Monday, 3/5


Monday’s activities will take place in North Park.

Featured event:
Espolòn Cocktail Fights
Presented by Espolòn Tequila
8PM to 11PM @ The Observatory
Click here to RSVP

Monday schedule

Tuesday, 3/6


And finally, we can’t neglect the great bars and restaurants that line our coast. That’s why we’ll close this year out by the Beach.

Featured event:
Dead Rabbit/BlackTail Takeover
Presented by William Grant & Sons
10PM to 12PM @ Polite Provisions
Open to ALL registered attendees

Tuesday schedule

The Organizers


Chris Patino
Brand Builder, Spirits Educator
USA


Erick Castro
Bartender, Writer & Filmmaker
USA

Our Charity Partner


Last year we announced 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.

Inspire Artistic Minds is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides opportunity scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry.

Join in the Revelry


Register now to receive updates from one of the most anticipated Industry events of the year. Registration is necessary to verify your Industry affiliation, as well as gain access to all of the sponsor initiated events that make up Bartender’s Weekend (*please note that some events may require additional RSVP/registration).

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

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Thanks to our Sponsors


A special thanks to all of the brands who are supporting Bartender's Weekend this year.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorships


Last year Bartender's Weekend served as host to over 800 bartenders and industry professionals. In our 5th year, we are looking forward welcoming even more members of the drinks community to our three 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 join us to network and learn, as we bridge the gap from both sides of the bar.

Location: Meze
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345 Sixth Ave
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 Andaz (Rooftop)
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600 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Dover Honing Co.
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703 Eighth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Ironside Fish & Oyster
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1654 India St
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: Coin Op in the Gaslamp
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789 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: The Air and Space Museum
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2001 Pan American Plaza
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: El Dorado Cocktail Lounge
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1030 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: Park & Rec
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4612 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
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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: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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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: Seven Grand San Diego
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3054 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: Coin Op North Park
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926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
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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: The Rabbit Hole
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3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
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Location: Jayne's Pub
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4677 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
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Location: URBN North Park
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3085 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: The Observatory North Park
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2891 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: Spin Nightclub
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2028 Hancock St
San Diego, CA 92110
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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: The Lafayette Hotel
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2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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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: Waterbar
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4325 Ocean Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Bonita Cove
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1100 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: The Local
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809 Thomas Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: The Grass Skirt
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910 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Cruise San Diego (Mission Beach)
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1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Firehouse Pacific Beach
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722 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Bonita Cove
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1100 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: Seven Grand San Diego
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3054 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
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Location: Polite Provisions
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4696 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
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Location: Sycamore Den
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3391 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
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