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 for 2022!

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.

PLEASE NOTE: at this time, due to state regulations, proof of Covid vaccination or a negative Covid test (within 72 hours) will be required to attend Bartender's Weekend.

Stay Up to Date

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

Registration is also 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.

And please help us to spread the word! #bartendersweekend


March 20th

March 21st

March 22nd

The Organizers

Chris Patino
Bar Owner, Spirits Educator

Erick Castro
Bartender, Writer & Filmmaker

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 donate a percentage of the proceeds to the betterment of our Industry.

By partnering with nationally recognized 501(c)3 charities 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.

Registration Information

This Year: Select one of the three available passes during registration:

Bartenders Pass ($20) - For the price of roughly a few cocktails get access to all of the "Weekend's Events" and help us to keep this thing running. And half of your donation will go directly to this year's charity parter, Another Round Another Rally.

Weekend Warrior Pro Pass ($35) - Includes an official "Bartender's Weekend" T-shirt, as well as discounts and freebies from some of our partner bars, restaurants and shops throughout San Diego.

Sponsor Pass ($50) - If you are a representative of one of our Sponsors, or work for a Brand, and are not currently a working member of the Service and Hospitality Industry, then this is the pass for you.

Once registered, wristbands will be available in the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel from 11AM to 5PM on Sunday, March 20th and Monday, March 21st. As well as on Tuesday, March 22nd from 11AM to 2PM.

Registration Coming Soon!

Where to Stay

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

Discounted rates are available to all attendees on a first come first served basis, and can be accessed by either calling the hotel or visiting their website.

So reserve your room today by calling 619-296-2101 and asking for the Bartender's Weekend 2022 Room Block or use the link below and enter BW2022 as the "group code" to receive a special discounted room rate.

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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 $35,000 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 7th 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.