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!

We didn't think that it would come to this, but in light of the current situation regarding Covid 19, and CA Governor Newsom's recent announcement that limits the gathering of groups larger than 250 people, we feel it is the right thing to do. The health and wellbeing of our friends and fellow hospitality professionals is the most important factor in this decision. Right now we are working with the Lafayette Hotel, our sponsors, and other partners who help to make Bartender's Weekend great, to find new dates for the event that work for everyone.

We will be in touch with more information in the coming days, but for now, please accept our apologies, and know that we tried everything in our power to make it work. Again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that you will join us in San Diego once the new dates are announced.

Join in the Revelry

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


Mon, Feb 21

Tue, Feb 22

Wed, Feb 23

The Organizers

Chris Patino
Brand Builder, 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

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

Bartenders Pass ($10) - For the price of roughly one cocktail get access to all of the "Weekend's Events" and help us to keep this thing running. But please don't wait, as registration fees will increase day of.

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 4PM on Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 23. As well as on Wednesday, February 23 from 11AM to 2PM.

Register Now!

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 and be sure to enter Rate Access / Corporate Code: BW2022

Book Now

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. 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.