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. And help us to spread the word by following us on social media!

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Sept 18th

  • 10AM - 5PM - Check In/Registration
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Laurel Canyon Spirts
  • 10AM - 12PM - Cafe de Olla
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by La Luna Mezcal
  • 1PM - 4PM - Kickoff Pool Party
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Dos Hombres
  • 2PM - 4PM - Elixir Lust & Desert Dust
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Amaras Mezcal & Slane Irish Whiskey
  • 4PM - 6PM - Blow Hole Corn Hole Tournament
    @ Hotel Zoso, presented by Redemption & Gray Whale Gin
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 5PM - 8PM - Babes Behind the Bar: Desert Babes Edition
    @ Amigo Room at the Ace Hotel, presented by Copalli Rum, Las Californias Gin, & Community Spirit Vodka
  • 5PM - 8PM - Vesper Social Club presents: Trick Dog Bar at Seymour's Palm Springs
    @ Seymour’s, presented by Martini & Rossi, Grey Goose, & Bombay Sapphire
  • 5PM - 8PM - Casa Lumbre Spirits & Friends
    @ Villa Royale, presented by Casa Lumbre, Empircal, Real De Valle, Starward, & Mr. Black
  • 6:30PM - 9:30PM - Chareau “Capture the Moment” Competition
    @ Arrive Hotel, presented by Chareau
  • 8PM - 11PM - Dip N’ Drip Pool Party
    @ Gigi's at The V, presented by Dahlia Tequila
  • 8PM - 11PM - Another Day in Paradise
    @ El Jefe Desert Cantina, presented by Academia Patron
  • 9PM - 12AM - Daisy Dash
    @ Boozehounds, presented by El Tesoro Tequila & Courvoisier Cognac
  • 10PM - 1AM - San Diego Sunday: Tommi Rose and the Playgirls
    @ Toucan's Tiki Lounge, presented by Madre Mezcal, Hecho, Busker Irish Whiskey, & Engine Gin
    Tickets Required Use code: BWPalmSprings

Sept 19th

  • 9AM - 10:30AM - Bartender Movement with Tanya Clark
    @ the San Jacinto Lawn, presented by Chareau *SOLD OUT*
  • 9:45AM - 11:30M - SPLASHDANCE! Synchronized Swim Lessons
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Lyre’s
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 10AM - 5PM - Check In/Registration
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Laurel Canyon Spirits
  • 10AM - 12PM - Caffe de Olla
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by La Luna Mezcal
  • 11AM - 1PM - Bartender's Brunch
    @ Amigo Room at the Ace Hotel, presented by Blackened American Whiskey, St. George Spirits, & East Imperial *SOLD OUT*
  • 12PM - 3PM - Splash into Monday with Milagro
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Milagro Tequila
  • 1PM - 4PM - Unfilter Your Horizon & Spritz Up Your Life
    @ Blackbook, presented by Hotaling & Co
  • 3PM - 6PM - Bigger Aussie Energy, Now with 100% More Aussies
    @ Del Rey at Villa Royale, presented by Starward & Mr. Black
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 4PM - 7PM - Microclimates: A True Laurel Pop-Up
    @ Seymour's, presented by Empirical
  • 5PM - 8PM - "A Night at the Opera"
    @ Blackbook, presented by Sagamore Rye
  • 6PM - 9PM - Mai Tai Mafia presents: Made in the Shade
    @ Bar Chingona, presented by Copalli Rum, CNI Brands, & Liquid Alchemist
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 6PM - 9PM - Escape to Greece with Kastra Ellion
    @ Arrive Hotel, presented by Kastra Ellion
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 7PM - 10PM - “Blue Hawaii"
    @ Boozehounds, presented by Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey & Whistlepig
  • 8PM - 11PM - Bruxo Mezcal Documentary + Q&A with Founder Santiago Berreiro
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Bruxo
  • 9PM - 12PM - Whisky Sours in the Sun
    @ Tailor Shop, presented by Johnnie Walker
  • 10PM - 1AM - El Silencio Afterparty
    @ The Alibi, presented by El Silencio Mezcal
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 10PM - 1AM - Mr. Black x Ilegal Mezcal Cask Release Party
    @ Truss & Twine, presented by Mr. Black & Ilegal Mezcal
    Click Here to RSVP

September 20th

  • 10AM - 12PM - Breakfast Cocktails & Water Aerobics
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, & Martini Rossi
  • 10AM - 1PM - Poolside Bloody Mary's with Humboldt Distillery
    @ the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Humboldt Vodka
  • 11AM - 1PM - SOUNDGASM with Jaimie Lee
    @ Agave at the Saguaro Hotel, presented by Lyre’s
    Click Here to RSVP
  • 11AM - 2PM - The Last Drop Drag Brunch with 1800 Tequila
    @ Chill Bar, presented by Proximo
    Click Here to RSVP Use code: BWDB
  • 1PM - 4PM - PJ in your PJ’s
    @ the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows, presented by Perrier Jouet

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 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 a amazing organizations that provide resources benefiting 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 one cocktail ($15) get access to all of the "Weekend's Events" and help us to keep this thing running. 100% of your donation will go directly to this year's charity parter, Another Round Another Rally. Once registered, wristbands will be available for pick up at the Saguaro 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.

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Where to Stay

Our good friends at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs are offering a discounted room rate that is now available to all Bartender's Weekend attendees on a first come first served basis.

With refreshed rooms and poolside views, the Saguaro Hotel is the perfect place to escape in the desert. Plus it will keep you close to all of the action taking place during Bartender’s Weekend.

And with an average of 350 days of sunshine, there is no better place to sip margarita’s while networking with industry connections, both new and old.

Use code DESCAPE22 and book your room today!

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