Kick start the morning with your first choice in American Single Malt -- stop by the lobby of The Lafayette Hotel to find Daniel Kutch and Nathan Burdette of Collectif 1806 pouring Westland American Single Malts, coffee and cocktails. Neat or on the rocks, cold brew or drip, here or to-go; stop by and grab a dram!
Events – Day 4
Tue Mar 5
Jim Beam Black is excited to provide a bit of personal sustainability by hosting a truly one of a kind San Diego experience. Start your day on the water with a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class followed by low-proof cocktails and snacks near the beach. With water making up over 60% of all bourbon, we thought what better way to unwind and find balance than on Mission Bay.
RSVP required. Limited to 20 guests. Transportation will be provided.
Back again for the third year, please join Ilegal Mezcal for an amazing tour of the Mission Bay, with friends new and old, live music, Ilegal drink specials throughout, and fun in the sun before the beach bar events!
12PM dock party with welcome cocktail.
1-3PM cruise with live music by Low Volts and the Hi-Watts. Space is limited.
This event is FREE to attend! Please use code "MEZCAL 666" when booking.
Please join national Monkey 47 Gin brand ambassador Lacy Hawkins for a true #MonkeySafari! Monkey 47 Gin will take you on an exploration of San Diego! We’ll travel by bike to visit local cheese shops, butchers and bakers to gather provisions for a German lunch on the beach. After lunch you’ll have time to explore tide pools, take a dip in the ocean or even play a game of volleyball. This experience will support local small businesses, get your heart-rate up and CO2 emissions down, all while enjoying the outdoors and company of friends.
Please RSVP to: Lacy@bonvivants.com
Space is limited. This event is free to attend.
Malibu is coming to serve up some fun! Get ready to compete against your industry friends at an exclusive party featuring the Malibu Games. Bartenders will enjoy a day of fun filled games, prizes, and Malibu cocktails.
Private, Invite Only
Join Aperol for an afternoon of sun, sand, and bocce! Come enjoy one of Italy’s most popular cocktails and see if you’ve got what it takes to compete in our bocce tournament as we take over Maverick’s Beach Club. RSVP required.
Beads, Booze and Crawfish at the beach. Need we say more?
Backyard Kitchen and Tap, 832 Garnet Ave, on the Patio 3-5pm.
Come see the Greatest Whiskey on Earth at Big Top Carnival by the Sea! Whiskey Guardians Sean O’Connell, Brian Murphy, Angel Teta, Eli Kastenbaum and Ashely Irwin, will be taking over Waterbar in Pacific Beach from 4pm- 6pm. Alongside these incredible Guardians will be sword dancers, mind-bending contortionists and of course, deliciously inspired cocktails and bites. In town for night only, friends – you don’t want to miss it.
Avion Tequila is taking over Miss B's Coconut Club and turn it into a knock down, drag out, no holds barred, rip roaring, cocktails and dreams loving, cantina style mothership.
Featuring R&D Style Cocktail Creations from:
Be there or be square...
This event is open to all registered Bartender's Weekend attendees.
Inside the graphite bottle of Black Art Islay Single Malt Scotch from Bruichladdich lies an unparalleled spirit nearly three decades in the making. Please join Collectif 1806 within the depths of KINDRED's lair to enjoy a personal Black Art experience, alongside a mystical array of other ominous and transfixing wonders.
Here’s your chance to be front row for a cocktail battle of the ages—we’ve challenged the area’s best bartender duos to go toe-to-toe in a showdown that tests the limits of their creativity. The bartending team that brings their best will take home the coveted championship belts, win an all-expense paid educational trip to the distillery in Mexico, and a chance to compete in the National Championship in November. Come see the fights at Moonshine. Trade only. RSVP required to attend.
There are after parties and then there are Monkey Shoulder After Parties.
Join U.S. Ambassador Vance Henderson with Las Vegas’ very own Herbs & Rye and Cleaver for an experience guaranteed to have all the peeps Jammin’ during SD Bartender’s Weekend!
Grab your onesie or robe, breakout your pajamas, and swing on in as we mix Cheeky Times right in your cup. It’s a one-of-a-kind party giving you all the good vibes, so don’t miss the fun!
Trade Only | Must be 21 Years or Older | Must RSVP | Invitation Non-transferable
Please Drink Responsibly.
Carnaval hits the West Coast to close out bartender’s weekend. Reggaeton spun by DJ Gina Cat, Batidas and Caipirinhas by Capucana, and party by The Grass Skirt. Entry fee $5,000 (or free with Carnaval attire).