Events – Day 2

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Sun Mar 3

Registration Opens

Swing by the Lafayette Hotel to pick up your wristband. This will make it easier to attend some of the larger events, as well as provide you with access to discounts from some of our partners around town.

While you are checking in enjoy a Jameson Caskmates Irish Coffee, pick up some swag and meet Jameson's California Brand Ambassador, Saoirse Mc Cabe.

The first 300 people to check in at registration will receive a complimentary gift bag courtesy of Imbibe Magazine.

Stop by and say hello!

Azunia Tequila Welcome Breakfast

Azunia Tequila is back again this year to host the first official event of Bartender's Weekend!

Complimentary breakfast and Azunia Tequila cocktails for the first 50 attendees. $5 Azunia Tequila cocktails after that.

Your choice of one of Chef Q's signature open faced omelets. Either short rib or vegetarian, plus welcome drink - "Spaghetti Western", a butter washed, marmalade infused Azunia Tequila Negroni.

And plenty of Topo Chico on hand!

Lillet Your Way Brunch

Come and enjoy refreshing Lillet Spritzes garnished to your liking, alongside good company and friends! Brunch will be served, music will be playing, and cocktails will be flowing.

Private, Invite Only.

Cocktails & Cuts

Why not look sharp for Bartender's Weekend with a complimentary shave, haircut or blowout?

Open to all registered Bartender's Weekend attendee, so be sure to pick up your wristband at the Lafayette Hotel!

Spanish Gin & Tonic Raw Pairings

Escape to the Mediterranean with Gin Mare!

Start your night on Kettner´s rooftop and discover the latest trend in drinks with Gin Mare and their Spanish style Gin and Tonics matched with food pairings by chef Brian Redzikowski.

Fernet-Times at Coin-Op High

Who is going to be this year's Bartenders Weekend King and Queen? Join us at Coin-Op Gaslamp dressed in your best 80’s prom attire! Enjoy delicious Malfy gin and Fernet-Branca cocktails, vote for your favorite King and Queen, get your prom picture taken and leave with some sweet swag. First 90 people in line with a Zoltar fortune will get a Fernet-Branca coin, with more coin opportunities throughout the party.

We will be crowning this year 2019 Bartenders Weekend King and Queen. So submit a picture, your name, where you work, and a sentence or two on why you think you should be this year's Bartenders Weekend King or Queen.

Anyone that wants in on this must submit by February 22nd to:

Then there will be online voting from 8 am February 25th - 6 pm March 3rd and this will be announced by 6:30 pm!! The top 3 Kings and Queens will leave with a Bartender’s Weekend Fernet-Branca coin, and the winning King and Queen will also get a Fernet-Branca beach cruiser with a coveted Crown and Tierra along with a sash and scepter!!! Click the link below for details.


Officers’ Mess

Come celebrate the official release of Fords Gin Officers' Reserve with a navy-strength happy hour! Enlist the aid of a $5 cocktail, courtesy of the men and women aboard the good ship False Idol.

Additionally, we will be serving complimentary pink gin toasts every 20 minutes, to celebrate the people and places we love- do it for Queen and country!

Official Welcome Party of Bartender's Weekend "Stay Bonded" presented by Heaven Hill

Come out and celebrate the 122nd Anniversary of the Bottled in Bond Act with Heaven Hill. Enjoy some of our favorite classic cocktails made with our Bottled in Bond spirits (Rittenhouse Rye, Evan Williams, Henry McKenna 10 Yr, Mellow Corn, Sacred Bond Brandy) & Dubonnet. Sip them neat or have a drink from the Stay Bonded Ice Luge. Then later, we can all dive into a refreshing Deep Eddy Vodka martini or gimlet. #staybonded

This party is open to all registered attendees of Bartender's Weekend. Attendees with wristbands will have priority access, so be sure to pick yours up at the Lafayette Hotel.

“Wake Me Up. F@ck Me Up.”

Get your night going with a Grey Goose Espresso Martini and other Coffee Cocktails so you can Party like a Supermodel....or so the legend goes.

Remember the 80's

80’s pizza party and boozy ice cream float party. We’re gonna party likes it’s 1989... there might be Nintendo...

Brought to you by:

Brugal 1888
Frisco California Brandy
Maximo Mezcal

The Irish Exit

Join us for the Ultimate Irish Pub experience at the Field Irish Pub, as St. Patrick’s Day arrives early to San Diego. Perfect pints of Guinness, Tullamore DEW whiskey and cocktails crafted by the Dead Rabbit’s Jack McGarry. Guinness Ambassador and San Diego’s Irishman of the year Eoghain Clavin will be on hand to pour you the perfect pint, with “Barley to Blarney” authors Jack McGarry and Tim Herlihy on hand to sign a limited number of new release copies of their Irish Whiskey book from Barley to Blarney; A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland.

Not to be missed, join us for the Irish Exit at The Field Irish Pub.


Step up to the Black Magic Silencio Altar, and prepare to receive the Mark of the Alebrije.

Once the ceremony is complete, take in the sights and libations while collecting your personal Discoteca Silencio headset. Step up to the bar for exclusive El Silencio Mezcal cocktails, then head towards the dance floor to experience a pulsating battle between DJs, existing entirely on curated frequencies. This is one ritual you don’t want to miss!


Cynar Pizza Drop

Cynar + pizza pop up tonight at Smoking Gun - don’t miss your slice starting at 11:45PM!