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.

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.

Now in our 6th 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

Sat, Mar 2

Saturday’s schedule coming soon.

Sun, Mar 3

Sunday’s schedule coming soon.

Mon, Mar 4

Monday’s schedule coming soon.

Tue, Mar 5

Tuesday’s schedule coming soon.

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 make that part of our tradition.

By partnering with nationally recognized 501(c)3 charities, like Inspire Artistic Minds, 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.

Join in the Revelry

Registration is necessary to verify your Industry affiliation, as well as gain access to all of the sponsor initiated events and activities that make up Bartender’s Weekend.

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

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, however you must call the hotel directly to take advantage of our rates.

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

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Thanks a Million!

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

Our Sponsors


Last year Bartender's Weekend served as host to over 1,100 bartenders and industry professionals. In our 6th 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.