San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival is back for its 11th year on August 24th and 25th at the Port Pavillion Broadway Pier. The San Diego Spirits Festival is an extraordinary, internationally recognized, world-class cocktail festival!

Since its launch 11 years ago, the San Diego Spirits Festival has given its guests unrivaled access to experience the market’s finest spirits, from big-name brands you know to small-batch distilleries you need to know. Set against the breezy backdrop of the inimitable San Diego Bay, the two-day festival will feature an endless parade of cocktail creations and spirit sips showcasing some of the industry’s hottest labels, which will be accompanied by a delicious array of culinary delights from local restaurants, and an eclectic blend of entertainment, making the festival the end of Summer event you won’t want to miss.

In between sips and savory moments, you’ll get to hear the stories behind your favorite brands to further immerse yourself into the “spirit” of the festival. Live music and risqué entertainment keep the good times going even when you’re not raising a glass. Add it all up, and you have a festival that’s a must for industry pros, cocktail enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys exceptional spirits, a great way to socialize, and an opportunity to experience the true Californian lifestyle.

Brands: Premier Grand Sponsor – Makers Mark Bourbon Wanted Tour; Don Julio Tequila; Ketle One Botanicals;
Bulleit Bourbon; Captain Morgan Rum; Sagamore Spirits Whiskey’s; Hells Half Acre Vodka; Reeds Ginger Beer; Loch & Union Gin; Wicked Harvest Bourbon; Gildardo Partida LLC. with 27 brands of high-end Tequilas; and many more…

Restaurants include: Ranch Catering; Carolina Mikes; The Patio; Los Primos; Luna Grill; Hunters Home Kitchen. The entertainment lineup includes live music from 80’s Band Groove Kitty; DJ Mike White; Lola Demure “The Prima Ballerina of Burlesque”; Energia Entertainment Presents: Fly Boys Burlesque, Energia Samba, & Energia Belly Dancers and Snake Charmers Christina Simmons and Eliza Moons. and magician Rodney Reyes.

A highlight of the festival is the San Diego International Spirits Competition, where craft distillers, American
merchant bottlers and large distillers have submitted their spirits for a blind tasting and analysis by a panel of
expert judges. The competition takes place on August 10, with results being announced at the festival. VIP ticket
holders will have the unique opportunity to sample the winning brands and meet some of the judges.

I am absolutely thrilled that this is our Eleventh anniversary,” said Liz Edwards, Founder, and Director of the festival. “I am proud to say that the San Diego Spirits Festival is the largest true cocktail festival and its’ all-inclusive with top-shelf cocktails—once you enter, everything is included.”

All-Inclusive Tickets Include:

  • Unlimited Cocktails

  • Bartender Battles

  • Celebrity Chefs

  • Energia Entertainment Presents:    The Fly Boys, Samba Dancers, Belly Dancers and Snake Charmers Christina and Eliza

  • From Las Vegas Darby Fox Burlesque

  • 80s Band Groove Kitty and DJ

  • Exclusive VIP Lounge

  • Restaurants serving samples

For those looking for an even more high-end experience, VIP tickets include access to an exclusive VIP lounge additional information to come!

VIP ticket holders will be able to meet with the judges and sample some of the medalled brands; some of these brands are not in the festival so this will be exclusive private tasting in the VIP area.


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