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Sun Mar 22

"Wake Up Service" Lobby Coffee Bar

Wake up and start your day with eye opening cocktails featuring Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur and legit lobby coffee by award winning local San Diego roasters Bird Rock Coffee.

Bartender's Weekend Registration

Be sure to pick up your Bartender's Weekend wristband, as you are going to need it for many of the Weekend's events. To speed up the process, please have your Eventbrite order confirmation and valid state ID at the ready, so we can check you in as quickly as possible. Tickets may be purchased on-site, however we advise you to register in advance to save on time, both yours and ours.

And remember, Bartender's Weekend is open to members of the service and hospitality industry and our affiliates only.

Official Welcome to Bartender's Weekend

Welcome cocktails provided by Pernod Ricard upon arrival at the Lafayette Hotel during registration hours.

The Weekend Warm Up

It's dangerous out there- take this! Come start the weekend off with all the necessary items to help you go the distance- sandwiches espresso B12 shots and maybe even some fizzy pineapple negronis! first 100 through the door get a survival kit with all sorts of things you don't know how badly you'll need until it's too late... Courtesy of your friends at Fords Gin & Campari!

Sold Out - DRINK WHALE. SEE WHALE.`

Start off your Bartenders’ Weekend 2020 with an awesome whale watching experience while sipping on some delicious Gray Whale Gin cocktails. Come out and meet the brand creator March Makhtori as we cruise around the San Diego coast in search of the beautiful creatures. We will have hosted cocktails wine and appetizers so be sure to RSVP for this event because space is limited. The first 25 RSVP’s will receive a special gift from Marsh. The Newport Hornblower boat will leave at 12 noon sharp so you must arrive no later than 11:45 am to get a spot on the boat.

The Seedlip Social with The P.in Project

Come stop by the Lafayette Hotel from 12-4 on Sunday and join us for great drinks and great conversation and pick up a special edition Seedlip x P.in Project collaboration pin.

Mark Goodwin creator of the P.in Project will be on hand to talk about his organization’s goals: helping bartenders and service industry professionals adopt healthier drinking habits.

Lillet Garden Party

Join us for an afternoon in the garden of The Guild Hotel for spritzes as we kick of Bartender’s Weekend the Lillet Way!

May You Be In Heaven A Full Half-Hour Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Join Old Harbor at Devil's Dozen from 1-3 on Sunday March 22 for a Bartender's Weekend Bloody Mary & Cold Brew Bar. Our garnish game is strong! Tunes by Echo Dafunk.

Death of Tiki: Rise of the Fern

Let’s acknowledge the pink elephant in the room. Long before it devolved into Fridays the Fern Bar was largely accredited with killing Tiki. Join The Real McCoy and Campari in a toast to Tiki’s storied fall and eventual rise. The False Idol team will reimagine Fern Bar staple sips accompanied by soft rock sounds and undoubtedly a popped collar. Do you like Piña Coladas?

Hugs, High-fives and Highballs

Join us on the rooftop of Born and Raised for an afternoon of Woodford Reserve cocktails, dice and dominoes to kick start Bartender's Weekend!
Sunday, 3/22 3-5p

3 Martinis 300 Oysters

Do you like oysters and dry gin martinis? Well of course you do and so do we! We love them so much in fact that we went ahead and purchased 300 of them for everyone to enjoy - all you have to do is buy one of the Fords Gin martinis being offered by the lovely people at Ironside and you'll have access to as few or as many oysters as you'd like! Come celebrate the timeless pairing of juniper berry and bivalve with your friends at Fords Gin!

Fear and Loathing at The Whiskey House

Join us for Fear and Loathing at The Whiskey House and let us toast to the good life. As you enter the bar with The Guinness book of World Records for The Most Whiskeys in the World” you'll enjoy a tasting of Woody Creek on us. Then prepare yourself for the events to come with a Hunter S. Thompson style hosted breakfast buffet a welcome bloody mary $5 cocktail specials and much much more. First 50 in the door get a special surprise.

Saved by the CARAJILLO - Licor 43 x Morning Glory

Hop on the pink spaceship that we call Morning Glory and take a trip back to the 90'z with this aptly themed cocktail hour featuring Licor 43! Come enjoy a Carajillo and some nostalgic drinks and treats to prepare you for the night's festivities!! First 100 people get a Retro fanny pack filled with swag!

90’s attire highly encouraged as obvi there will be some Polaroid paparazzi and you know Morning Glory always comes through with the fire photos for the gram.

Bonus points:
Post on insta the most show stopping 90z outfit and hashtag #morninggloryxlicor43 to win a bottle of licor 43 and complimentary SOUFFLÉS (preferably to enjoy together)

Cant wait to see you!

1st Annual "Key to San Diego Event" - Tacos Tequila & Lucha Libre

Come to Coin-Op Game Room in the Gaslamp to enjoy a Lucha Libre themed event with Corralejo tequila and tacos and prizes!

What is the key to San Diego?

The San Diego bar community is an extraordinary and unique group of people from very different paths of life that all bring something to the table to create one of the most supportive and close-knit groups of hospitality professionals in the world.

The Bartenders Weekend Key To San Diego represents the community that we have built through relationships. It is designed to be shared to be used as a tool to bring this community closer than ever.

These keys will be cut to open many doors Have this key cut into something special and share it with someone close.

DESIGNED BY BARTENDERS FOR BARTENDERS.

Neo Tokyo Happy Hour

Wake up... Aviation American Gin & iichiko shochu present a futuristic Space Party. Get your multi pass ready and set your course for Neo Tokyo. Take the red pill or blue pill and enter the simulation.

"Come As You Were" Official Welcome Party presented by Knob Creek

Where were you 9 years ago What have you accomplished since then For 9 years all this bourbon did was wait for us to enjoy it on this night. Come dressed as your best 2011-self and let’s celebrate!

El Silencio Party Bus

Hitch a ride on the Mezcal El Silencio party bus Bartender's Weekend 2020! Enjoy complimentary cocktails on your way to some of the weekend's biggest events! This 25 passenger bus will be free of charge, first come first serve so be sure to show up early to secure your spot!

Pick up at 9pm in front of Herb & Wood.

Party, Cocktails, and Tea Blending with Johnnie Walker

Join Johnnie Walker for an evening of great cocktails, great food, a few surprises, and the opportunity to experience our brand new Tea Blending Lab.

Royal Metl House Party

Royal House Party @ Metl. Siete Leguas. Buffalo Trace. Los Vecinos Mezcal. Randy's Chicken Salad. Old Dad Drinks by Alex Perkins. Come Through. Start off Bartender's Weekend with industry friends old and new.

To Die a Noble Death: A Death & Co. Pop Up Presented by Fernet-Branca

A collaborative speakeasy experience. At 10pm sharp Death & Co. will take over Noble Experiment and the Bartender’s Weekend 2020 Fernet Coins will be released.

Stay with us until the bitter end or midnight. Whichever comes first.

Water World

Details coming soon!

Mon Mar 23

"Wake Up Service" Lobby Coffee Bar

Wake up and start your day with eye opening cocktails featuring Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur and legit lobby coffee by award winning local San Diego roasters Bird Rock Coffee.

Bartender's Weekend Registration

Too busy to pick up your wristband yesterday? Just arrived from out of town? No sweat! We've got you covered. Registration will be open from 11am to 4pm to assist you with any Bartender's Weekend needs. Same rules apply; please have your Eventbrite order confirmation and valid state ID at the ready, so we can check you in as quickly as possible. Please note that wristbands are required to attend many of the Weekend's event.

And remember, Bartender's Weekend is open to members of the service and hospitality industry and our affiliates only.

Equal Parts Yoga Workshop

You’ve made a career out of taking care of other people. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.

Start your day with a clear mind and an energized body! Join bartender and yoga teacher Lindsay Nader as she leads a 60 minute yoga flow designed specifically for the bartender.

You can expect a challenging yet restorative flow set to music that doesn’t suck.
Mats provided please wear stretchy clothing and bring a water bottle.

There’s more! Power up post stretch with healthy juices and a protein packed breakfast before starting your busy and exciting day of Bartender’s Weekend events.

Brought to you by Equal Parts Project and Teremana Tequila

The Green Room

Sustainability in mezcal is one of the most important considerations in the category - so be sure to take care of yourself as well. Self sustainability is key here at the Del Maguey Green Room. Swing by for some hydration and relaxation. We will have healthy beverages snacks and 15-minute massages to help you stay healthy for the long weekend. Jenn Oakley Southwest Juez will be there as well to discuss the category and brand if you'd like to stick around for a chat and a sip. ¡Stigibeu!

Garden to Glass: Mind, Body & Bubbles

Chandon invites you to be present with your Mind, Body & Bubbles at The Lafayette Hotel’s iconic pool. Pair your brunch with Chandon sparkling cocktails you can craft at our DIY Garden to Glass Bar or share a bucket of chilled Chandon Rosé AluMinis with friends. You will be in good hands, literally, at the Chandon Spa where you can also enjoy a super relaxing massage before taking a dip in the pool. We can’t wait to host you! RSVP below:

https://lushlife.wufoo.com/forms/m6zfx940lash8v/?fbclid=IwAR3ZfXHrvZPMh…

Oasis at the Lyre’s Estate

The Lyre’s Estate is a respite to the weary traveler - a brief retreat to engage the senses while calming the mind. Our happy menagerie of occupants will guide you through a sensorial experience unlike any other. Escape the manic pace of the day with a complement of Lyre’s treatments and libations. Kindred spirits can feel free to indulge free to imbibe free to explore a new expression of liquid refreshment.

Malfy Gin "Pop Up Italiano"

Brief Event Description to be included on the Website: Come experience the Southern Coast of Italy during the Amalfi takeover at Bartender’s Weekend. Come enjoy cocktails light bites and Malfy gelato with all of your friends!

Bartender Olympics

The 4th Annual Bartenders Olympics. Six teams Five events. Fast paced game oriented tournament with a Family Feud final round. Four members per team. Prizes for 1st - 3rd place

To register your team please contact: adam@coinopsd.com

Hendrick's Tini Martini Lounge

As small-batch gin that is enraptured by the unusual, we are fascinated by that which is oddly and spectacularly teeny. In our Tini Martini Lounge, we present you colossal enchantments by way of miniscule marvels. Come, let us fascinate you with eensy-weensy wonders and intrigue you with infinitesimal delights.

Join Hendrick’s Ambassadors Mark Stoddard & Vance Henderson for an oddly and spectacularly teeny experience! Come, let us fascinate you with teensy weensy wonders and intrigue you with infinitesimal delights from tini tipple masters:

Cari Hah - Big Bar, Los Angeles

Suzu - Wildhawk, San Francisco

Colin Overett - Union Lodge No. 1, Denver

MUST BE 21+ | ACTIVE TRADE MEMBERS ONLY | BARTENDER'S WEEKEND WRISTBAND REQUIRED

Texas Bourbon Mash Up

San Diego it is time to shoot out the lights!! Get gussied up in your best western wear and join Garrison Brothers Distillery for the ultimate mash up party. Bourbon BBQ cattle roping country music and inspired Texas Tiki cocktails. BBQ will be provided and drinks courtesy of Ryan Autry And Cocktails by Hawk.

Topics and Tonics - Gin Mare and Coronado Taste of Oils

Gin Mare is excited to present Mike Fisher, the owner of Coronado Taste of Oils, who will be engaging our group and leading a discussion on the finer points of flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegars.

Mike along with the Gin Mare team, led by industry veteran Dan Butler, will be hosting an informative happy hour at Si Amo Napoli Ristorante on 30th street in North Park on Monday March 23 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Flavio Piromallo, the owner of Si Amo Napoli along with his two brothers, makes fresh homemade mozzarella cheese to accompany his incredible food. Mike Fisher will pair olive oil and balsamic with dishes by the Piromallo brothers.

Balsamic Vinegars, both white and dark, are balanced in sweetness and acidity making them the perfect addition to a classic cocktail. A balsamic glaze can add an additional layer of complexity and balance by providing a sweet and sour component to a cocktail.

Join us for a delicious nosh while learning about olive oil and balsamic! Gin Mare bartenders Ryan Van Splinter and Stephen Caronna will be providing refreshing cocktails for our guests.

https://www.coronadotasteofoils.com/
https://www.siamonapolisd.com/

DEUCES

Meatball The Drag Queen hosts this epic synchronized bartending battle between pairs of bartenders from SD and LA. Proceeds benefit Another Round Another Rally which provides education and emergency assistance funds to bartenders in need. If you aren't going to this you are making bad choices. $5 donation at the door or free with Weekend Warrior Bartender's Weekend Pass.

Polite as UnderTow

Phoenix’s award-winning subterranean tiki-inspired exotic cocktail bar UnderTow is taking over Polite Provisions during San Diego Bartender’s Weekend. UnderTow offers a tropical yet innovative cocktail experience and whisks guests away on a worldly journey in the belly of a spice trader’s turn-of-the-century Clipper ship while following the adventures of our revered Captain Mallory.

*Bartender's Weekend Wristband Is Required To Attend.

Cynar Artichokey Karaoke

The band is live. The stage is lit. It’s time to take your shot at Karaoke stardom! Join us for a night of fun singalongs specialty shots and prizes hosted by Bay Area-based musician Josh Gelfand and Campari’s own Daniel Warrilow. We’ll be jamming to a range of songs straight from our Artichoke Hearts!

https://cynar.splashthat.com/?gz=5bbc3e6103bbe77119711eda619b3929&pp=1&…

Bartender's Weekend Wristband Required To Attend.

Midori: The Future is NOW!

Welcome to the year 2020 where it is now socially acceptable to admit you like Midori! Once relegated to backbar obscurity and only enjoyed semi-ironically Midori is ready for you to escort it into a new era of melon-flavored glowing-green adult beverages. Underbelly North Park with its neighborhood-friendly bites provides a safe haven for like-minded Midori enthusiasts and novices alike. Please join us late night for some of San Diego’s best bao buns alongside crushable drinks made with your favorite green Japanese liqueur. Come early for the exclusive swag: fresh neon-green hoodies (available in limited quantities). Stay late for some of North Park’s best bar bites and industry-forward drinks. Welcome to the future my faithful Midorians. RSVP below:

https://midorithefutureisnow.splashthat.com/

Shanghai Noon

Shanghai Noon. Saddle up and ride barrel racing. Ska Bar.

“Was whiskey in the west just cowboys drinking red-eye or was it something else” – David Perkins

Don't Rye About it

Sycamore Den is doing their Classic Sad Sunday on a Monday night this year. Please come down and relive high school with dashboard confessional paramour my chemical romance and taking back Sunday. Eyeliner and pink streaks highly encouraged!!! Sycamore Den's resident Sad DJ Nick Messina will be there along with the 2 Industry guest bartenders that win the Sycamore Den's Drink competition on March 9th!!! And of course a coveted Don't Rye about it Chain Templeton Rye pin. (Limited amount first come first served)

Tue Mar 24

"Wake Up Service" Lobby Coffee Bar

Wake up and start your day with eye opening cocktails featuring Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur and legit lobby coffee by award winning local San Diego roasters Bird Rock Coffee.

Bartender's Weekend Registration

Look, we get it. We all get busy sometimes, but this is definitely your last chance to pick up your Bartender's Weekend wristband, or purchase that sweet Bartender's Weekend t-shirt that you've had you eye on. Registration will be open from 11am to 2pm to help with any last minute registrations, etc. Please, just go easy on us, this is day three of a three day event after all.

And remember, Bartender's Weekend is open to members of the service and hospitality industry and our affiliates only.

Equal Parts Yoga Workshop

You’ve made a career out of taking care of other people. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.

Start your day with a clear mind and an energized body! Join bartender and yoga teacher Lindsay Nader as she leads a 60 minute yoga flow designed specifically for the bartender.

You can expect a challenging yet restorative flow set to music that doesn’t suck.
Mats provided please wear stretchy clothing and bring a water bottle.

There’s more! Power up post stretch with healthy juices and a protein packed breakfast before starting your busy and exciting day of Bartender’s Weekend events.

Brought to you by Equal Parts Project and Teremana Tequila

Lo-Fi Aperitifs Daytime Hangs

Lo-Fi Aperitifs is the California Aperitif company made in Napa with all things good and natural. Start your day the Lo-Fi way with simple drinks Cali jams and friends. Expect to chill smile and hydrate in the most casual of settings. Stay throughout or drop in for a quick hello. No matter what we’ll be glad to see you. Oh and in case you get hungry we got you covered with snacks too. It’s gonna be great. See ya in the courtyard of the Lafayette hotel outside in the California sun. Keep it Lo-Fi.

Maker's Mark Red Line Express!

ALLLLL ABOARD! Maybe you have been to Bartender's Weekend before. This might even be your 7th time (WOW) but have you really been able to explore what makes San Diego great Jump on the Maker's Mark Express AKA the iconic San Diego Old Town Trolley as we tour America's Finest City and make a few stops at some of San Diego's legendary bars and historic landmarks. Cocktails lunch and transportation will be provided to all passengers. Pick up and drop off at the Lafayette Hotel. All passengers will be required to RSVP to this event at the link below.

https://makersmarkexpress.splashthat.com/

Ilegal Boat Party

The 4th Annual Ilegal Boat Cruise as always 100% FREE to attend after RSVP. If you've been then you know. This years musical guest is an SD local killer Punk Rockabilly band Los Muertos! FREE Ilegal Mezcal Tattoos while on board for those who are interested.

Spritz Lyfe

Details coming soon!

Skrew It Let's Do It....

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey the hottest brand in America developed by Bartenders for Bartenders celebrates you & Invites you to the birthplace of the Original and most awarded premium peanut butter whiskey that started it all. See what all the buzz is about as we look forward to putting on the party of the weekend celebrating our friends the beloved bartender community that is such an essential part of the Skrewball story & success. Hosted by Skrewball Founders Brittany and Steve Yeng they'll be plenty of delicious food Skrewball Cocktails and live music Performance from a Foo Fighters tribute band the legendary rock band that proclaimed Skrewball as the best whiskey in all the land!

Woke up late Need a ride to the beach No worries we got you covered!!!

Limo Bus pick up from Layfayette Hotel Bus leaves at 2 pm to THC

Then After the ilegal Cruise the Limo Bus will pick up people at 3 pm to THC to keep the party going!!!

RSVP here bdietz@infiniumspirits.com Max Capacity for Bus is 50 people

Team America: Make America Friends Again!

At a time when the world is under constant threat from fake news cyberattacks and overall bad vibes it’s often easy to descend into despair. But FEAR NOT! There is hope bro! A group of righteous crusaders highly skilled in the art of positivity and dope vibes are among us! We invite you to come Pursue Happiness with the Sweet Liberty squad and Make America Friends Again!

Welcome to Sunny Canada!

Join us for the most ironic Canadian whisky party featuring Broken Shaker LA! Take in all the beachy Canadian vibes with some iconic characters from the Great White North while you sip on award-winning whiskies and cocktails. Dave Mitton and Gina Fossitt will be sure to answer any pesky category questions you may have umbrella-donned drink in hand.

Espolotería

Do you feel lucky Lotería is a game of chance similar to bingo but using images on a deck of 54 cards. In true Espolòn fashion this won’t be your abuela’s Lotería. The Espolotería is pushing the fun to a whole new level with Espolòn cocktails edgier cards amazing prizes and music.

https://esploteriabartendersweekendsandiego.splashthat.com/?gz=32a2943c…

Bartender's Weekend Wristband Required To Attend.

CampOUT - LA's original LGBTQ+ hospitality industry celebration.

CampOUT is LA's original LGBTQ+ hospitality industry celebration dedicated to community support and visibility. CampOUT celebrates LGTBQ+ bar industry members with pop-up charity events hosted by inclusive spaces. Join Head Counselors Nathan Hazard Ramsey Musk and Clare Ward and allies from SD and LA's LGBTQ+ bar community for cocktails camp activities music and a few surprises.

This Is How We Do It: 90s Dance Party!

As if! Back before Ryan Reynolds was Van Wilder when times were banging and dance parties were all that and a bag of chips! Mad props and prizes to the best 90s outfits and dance moves talk to the hand and BOOYAH Bartenders Weekend. Surprise bartenders and shocking 90's cocktail riffs.

Last Call

You’re invited for one more round with Collectif 1806 & Small Bar to close out Bartenders Weekend 2020!

Join hosts, Karen Grill of Collectif 1806 & Meghan Balser of Small Bar for a little nightcap featuring small sips and tiny tipples with Remy Martin, Bruichladdich, Westland Whiskey, Mount Gay & The Botanist.

*Bartenders Weekend Wristband Required

Stiggins Fancy "Pineapple" Pizza Party & A Toast To Rocky Yeh

Pineapple on pizza not your thing? Us neither. How about Pineapple Rum and Pizza? There's only one way to find out. Join Elliott Mizuki of SKA Bar and Michael Goldman of Maison Ferrand to close out Bartenders' Weekend with Plantation cocktails and plenty of cheesy carbs.

There will be Plantation Rum. There will be pizza. And there will be a toast to celebrate the life Rocky Yeh at 12AM sharp. Please join us.