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Sun Mar 4

Welcome Brunch

Hosted Brunch featuring Azunia tequila tasting and hosted Bloody Maria's, Aviations, and Mexican 75's Kick off bartender's weekend with a excellent Greek infusion brunch and drinks from an all organic tequila distillery.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartender's Weekend, however additional RSVP is required to:

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Cointreau Soiree Splash

Join us poolside on the rooftop of Andaz San Diego for a warm Bartenders Weekend welcome filled with Margaritas & Friends. Swim attire recommended but not required. Light snacks to be provided.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend, however is RSVP is requested:

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Meet the Makers at 5th and Market

Join San Diego top spirits producers as they take over Prohibition / El Chingon / and Havana 1920 as the show off locally distilled products and $5 cocktails. Many of the producers will be in house showcasing and discussing their products and the rapidly growing distilling community that here's in San Diego! Featuring You and Yours Distilling, R&D Bitters, Old Harbor Distilling, and Don Lorenzo Tequila.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Haircuts & Cocktails

Look sharp with a complimentary shave, haircut, or blow-out while, guest-bartender Erick Castro serves up cocktails. Bartender's Weekend only comes once a year, so you might as well look as good as you feel. 

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

3 Martinis, 300 Oysters

Join Fords Gin and Ironside for a celebration of this most classic of pairings. The good folk at Ironside will be serving a menu of three different Fords Gin martinis for $5. We'll also have 300 oysters! You keep swigging, we'll keep shucking- and we won't stop until the bi-valves go bye-bye...

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Wild Turkey Takeover

Join us for a taste of Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve at downtown’s The Smoking Gun. Enjoy boilermakers & drink specials along with light bites. Come early for your chance to snag awesome Wild Turkey Distilling Co swag!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Fernet-Branca 2018 Bartender’s Weekend Coin Giveaway

Coin release party and skee-ball tournament. High score wins a win a Branca beach cruiser. Come early for some limited edition Fernet-Branca pins and other swag!! 

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend. Coins are first come first served!

Whisk(e)y Is My Wingman - Official Bartender's Weekend Welcome Party

It's time to buzz the tower! Get your butts above the harddeck immediately and over to the opening event for the 2018 Bartender's Weekend, here in Fightertown USA. Featured cocktails served up by some of San Diego's finest bartenders, "the best of the best." Brought to you by Beam Suntory in partnership with the San Diego Chapter of the USBG.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend, however additional is RSVP Required.

This Event Is Now Full.

Plantation Rum Tiki Mug Release

Retreat into False Idol for an evening of exotic cocktails featuring Plantation Rum. This is the USA launch of our brand new Tiki mugs! $5 "Keep the Mug" drink specials. Limit to one mug per person, with purchase of a cocktail. First come first serve, while supplies last!!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartender's Weekend

Share the Silence

Come #ShareTheSilence with El Silencio Mezcal at El Dorado Cocktail Lounge! Enjoy Mezcal, cocktails, and a Silent Disco at this late night happy hour. We'll keep you dancing with three channels of music and a live DJ plus you will still be able to catch up with friends without having to shout. Save your voices, bring your dancing shoes, and stay to drink Mezcal with the Silencio Team!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Cynar + Pizza Pop Up

To Be Announced

Keep your eyes open and your taste buds primed. Cynar will be embarking on an excursion and picking your favorite night time watering hole in downtown San Diego to share a late-night toast.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Mon Mar 5

"Sunrise" drinks with Seedlip

Please join Seedlip poolside at the Lafayette for some delicious n/a cocktails and bites to help you refresh and get ready for more fun. We’ll be serving up Seedlip Bloody Mary’s and cold brew cocktails to help you get on with your day and dive back into bartender’s weekend. Pun intended. See you by the pool.

This event is open to ALL registered Bartender's Weekend attendees who are staying at the Hotel Lafayette, and their guests.

Licor 43 Carajillo Bar

Join Licor 43 in the lobby and bar of The Lafayette Hotel for all your caffeine needs. Coffee and Licor 43, as well as a "Frozen Indiana Coffee" for when the day turns warm by the pool.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Strength & Mobility Clinic

Long hours, demanding customers and uncomfortable spaces are part of your job, but pain doesn't need to be. Join us Monday & Tuesday of Bartenders Weekend for a service industry focused strength and mobility clinic. Guest instructor Melissa Boyd aims to boost your mechanics, release tension and leave you with the tools to provide your body the vital maintenance it needs. RSVP Required.

This Event Is Now Full. Walk in space may be available.

Vermouth & Tequila Brunch

Bring your Ping Pong A game or just a thirsty appetite for some hair of dog inspired brunch cocktails. Fortaleza and Lacuesta will be hosting a Ping Pong tournament with sweet prizes. Sign ups to participate will begin at 11:00AM sharp.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Westland Coffee & Doughnuts

Wake Up and Smell The Whiskey! Westland American Single Malt joins forces with Nomad Donuts and Dark Horse Coffee Roasters to bring you a very special wake up call. Enjoy Westland Barrel Conditioned Coffee and American Oak inspired donuts as we kick start the day with the full range of or Thoughtfully Made Single Malts. Limited supply of barrel conditioned coffee for sale at the event! 

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend, however is RSVP encourage:

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Highway to the Danger Zone

$5 drink specials. Limited edition dogs tags and aviators for the first guest through the door (while supplies last).

Plus, sign up by March 1st to enter in our Volleyball Pong Tournament/Teams of Two!

Sign Up Here

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend 

Aperol Spritz Break

Take a break from the goings-on of Bartender’s Weekend and join us on The Veranda, right off the pool deck at the Hotel Lafayette, for a well-deserved Aperol Spritz break. Enjoy Italy's most popular sparkling beverage while catching up with friends old and new, by the pool! Advance RSVP is required.

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Redemption Paper Plane Competition

DRINK, FLY, WIN!!! We will be drinking rye and flying Paper Planes @ The Rabbit Hole this year for Bartender’s Weekend. Come out to watch some of SoCal’s best compete in a Redemption Paper Plane cocktail competition while the crowd has a chance to win some Redemption swag by flying their version of a paper plane. Hosted cocktails and food brought to you by Redemption Whiskey and Licor 43. Hope to see you there!!!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend, however additional RSVP is required.

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Team House Spirits Distillery presents: Aperitivo Pleaso!

Join us at Jayne’s Gastropub, San Diego with special guests Bar Clacson, LA to enjoy an Aperitivo Pleaso!

Delicious HSD aperitif cocktails crafted by Adele Stratton of Jayne’s and Dustin Newsome of Bar Clacson along with snacks by Jayne’s.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Competition & Party

Come cheer on our Manhattan Experience competitors with Pizza, Woodford Reserve, Horse Racing Tournaments, Dice Games, Prizes, and all around good times! 

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Espolòn Cocktail Fights

Espolon presents Cocktail Fights! Watch bartenders from San Diego & Los Angeles compete as their alter egos and go head to head. Each team will show off their skills by making unique cocktail creations. You don’t want to miss seeing who is crowned SoCal’s best bartending duo! Advance RSVP is required.

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Top Gun 2020

TOP GUN 2020 - Swapping out pilot flight suits for space suits, we are taking Top Gun to the year 2020. Jagermeister is bringing the future to the bartop, serving up post-modern riffs on classic cocktails. Dance the night away and escape the present to the sounds of LAVELLE DUPREE x FRESHCOBAR x MYRON EUGENE x GABE VEGA and cosmic vibes.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartender's Weekend

Cynar + Pizza Pop Up

To Be Announced

Keep your eyes open and your taste buds primed. Cynar will be embarking on an excursion and picking your favorite night time watering hole in downtown San Diego to share a late-night toast.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Tue Mar 6

"Sunrise" drinks with Seedlip

Please join Seedlip poolside at the Lafayette for some delicious n/a cocktails and bites to help you refresh and get ready for more fun. We’ll be serving up Seedlip Bloody Mary’s and cold brew cocktails to help you get on with your day and dive back into bartender’s weekend. Pun intended. See you by the pool.

This event is open to ALL registered Bartender's Weekend attendees who are staying at the Hotel Lafayette, and their guests.

Licor 43 Carajillo Bar

Join Licor 43 in the lobby and bar of The Lafayette Hotel for all your caffeine needs. Coffee and Licor 43, as well as a "Frozen Indiana Coffee" for when the day turns warm by the pool.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Strength & Mobility Clinic

Long hours, demanding customers and uncomfortable spaces are part of your job, but pain doesn't need to be. Join us Monday & Tuesday of Bartenders Weekend for a service industry focused strength and mobility clinic. Guest instructor Melissa Boyd aims to boost your mechanics, release tension and leave you with the tools to provide your body the vital maintenance it needs. RSVP Required.

This Event Is Now Full. Walk in space may be available.

Punch Brunch

Absolut Elyx & Lillet will be hosting a punch fueled brunch at Waterbar. Guests are invited to enjoy brunch, while sampling an assortment of punch bowls, and spritzes with a view, before embarking on a day full of fun at the beach! Cocktails & food will be provided, so come hungry!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Campari Beach Clean-Up Volunteer Day

Give back during Bartender's Weekend and beautify Pacific Beach in partnership with Campari & Surfrider. Space is limited, RSVP is required.

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Afterwards, join us for an Aperitivo Hour with cocktails and light bites at The Local PB!

Campari Aperitivo Hour

Take in the sunset by joining Campari for an Aperitivo Hour at The Local PB! Enjoy our beachside take on this classic Italian tradition with a variety of signature Aperitivo cocktails and light fare. Prime your palate for the evening ahead and enjoy a brief respite before closing out Bartender’s Weekend. Advance RSVP is required.

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High Ti' (Punch) Party!

Spiribam and the crew at the Grass Skirt invite you for a different kind of tea party. Get out your fancy hats, pastel blazers, white gloves, and pearl broaches. We’re going to spend the afternoon sipping ti’punch, pinkies out, and eating entirely too many crustless cucumber sandwiches. 

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

San Diego Sunset Cruise

This event is SOLD OUT - Please note: that you may still sign up to be on the waiting list for this event. Use promo code: MEZCAL666 to bypass payment.

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Broken Shaker Takeover (a.k.a. Highway to the Shaker Zone)

Join us on the roof top of the Firehouse in Pacific Beach for a high flying, tower buzzing takeover featuring the stellar crew from the Broken Shaker DTLA.

Avion cocktails, inverted lay backs, small bites and more. Everything you need to get you:

“Revvin' up your engine, Listen to her howlin' roar Metal under tension, Beggin' you to touch and go”

It’s the Highway to the Shaker Zone!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Great Balls of Bonfire

Bonfire Location: https://goo.gl/maps/yhbMpetTWDm

3 elevated fire pits, tiki torches, glow in the dark bocce, s’mores, hot dogs, cozy Westward goodies, fireside sing-alongs with Jordan Felix and delicious warm beverages on the beach!

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

3 Mile Limit Party

Celebrating the '3 Mile Limit' of offshore Unscrupulous Shenanigans! Enjoy Four Roses Southern Hospitality in both bars.

Bar Three Piece: Whiskey Society - Special password and $25 gets you access to BTP where you'll get a rarefied Four Roses Whiskey Society, enjoy old-timey music, and play casino-style roulette!

Main Bar: Celebrating 130 Years of Four Roses- Blowing the doors off with 4R drink specials, food from Tribute Pizza and KARAOKE (Cuz, wouldn't you want karaoke at your 130th birthday?)

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend.

Bartenders Weekend Closing Party - Dead Rabbit / BlackTail Takeover at Polite Provisions

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

More details coming soon!

Cynar + Pizza Pop Up

To Be Announced

Keep your eyes open and your taste buds primed. Cynar will be embarking on an excursion and picking your favorite night time watering hole in downtown San Diego to share a late-night toast.

This event is open to ALL registered attendees of Bartenders Weekend

Elijah Craig Late Night Breakfast

Close out Bartender's Weekend the right way with Elijah Craig and your friends at the Sycamore Den.

Cocktails by Yael Vengroff of the Spare Room, LA and tasty breakfast treats for your late night cravings.

Plus Josh "Goose" Gelfand will be live on the piano, tickling the ivory, which could very well culminate into the world's largest Top Gun "Sing Along".

This event is open to ALL Registered attendees of Bartender's Weekend