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.

Bartender's Weekend is BACK!

Bartender's Weekend was created in an effort to promote the "SPIRIT OF HOSPITALITY" that defines our industry.

By building a platform that focuses on community, it is our ultimate goal to bring all aspects of the drinks industry together and place them on an equal footing, while encouraging participants to interact in a positive and professional manner.

Join us in Celebrating the Bar Industry and Supporting its Professionals. And help us to spread the word by following us on social media!

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Day 1

  • Schedule Coming Soon
  • 10AM - 12PM - Cafe de Olla @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by La Luna Mezcal

Day 2

  • Schedule Coming Soon
  • 10AM - 12PM - Cafe de Olla @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by La Luna Mezcal

Day 3

  • Schedule Coming Soon
  • 10AM - 12PM - Cafe de Olla @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by La Luna Mezcal

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 focus on the betterment of the service and hospitality industry.

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

Registration Information

Registration is necessary to verify your Industry affiliation, as well as gain access to the schedule of the sponsor initiated events and activities that make up Bartender’s Weekend (*please note that some events may require an additional RSVP).

For the price of roughly two cocktails ($30) get access to all of the "Weekend's Events" and help us to keep this thing running. 100% of all ticket sales will go directly to this year's charity parter, Another Round Another Rally. Once registered, wristbands will be available for pick up at the Andaz Hotel.

*In order to ensure the safety of all attendees we recomend that you test for COVID-19 before and after the event and encourage that if you are experiencing any syptoms of COVID-19 leading up to or the day of the event that you stay home.

Registration Coming Soon

Where to Stay

New year, new hotel. As they say, change is good for everyone, and while we will certainly miss not hosting this year's event at the Lafayette, we are equally excited to check out our new digs at the Andaz San Diego. And they have a rooftop pool, which sounds pretty perfect to us!

Hotel discount code coming soon.

Stay thirsty

Thanks a Million!

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

Because of your support, we have donated over $80,000 to industry related charities, since we began including giving back as part of our core focus in 2017.

Our Sponsors


Bartender's Weekend hosts over 1,500 bartenders and industry professionals each year. Now in our 8th 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 for details.