11th San Diego Spirits Festival

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August 24, 2019 (Sat) - August 25, 2019 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Cost: $55 to $120

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Tasting (walk around)     Spirits     Entertainment     Cocktails    

Its a Cocktail - Culinary & Cultural Extravaganza with ELEVEN years of exhilarating entertainment. The San Diego Spirits Festival promises to open your eyes to new and unique cocktails, introduce you to great liquor purveyors and talented mixologists. 2019 is YEAR 11 and we promise to surprise:

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. You may even spot a celebrity or two if you’re lucky. 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

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.

For those looking for an even more high-end experience: VIP tickets include access to an exclusive VIP lounge, private bar, champagne, an exclusive tasting of the winning brands from the Bottle Competition and additional surprises.

 Hours and Pricing

Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM General Admission Tickets $75

Saturday VIP 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM $120, private bar, champagne, front row to entertainment  (includes VIP Area and more TBA)

Sunday VIP 2-00PM - 5:00 PM $95 private bar, champagne, front row to entertainment  (includes VIP Area and more TBA)

Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM General Admission Tickets $65

Highlights - more to be announced

  • Unlimited Cocktails!
  • Bartender Battles!
  • Exclusive VIP area!
  • Entertainment with Burlesque, Samba, Bollywood Dancers, DJ! We are thrilled to have Groove Kitty 80's live band this year.
  • Restaurants serving small bites: more to be announced
    • Hunter's Home Kitchen - with Lia's Lumpia - Both Days
    • Oceanaire Seafood - Sunday
    • Big City Chefs - Both Days
    • Luna Grill - Saturday
    • Himmelberg's - Saturday



Location The Pavilion is located Harbor Drive at W Broadway (End of Broadway on Broadway Pier)

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes ID will be checked and you must be over 21

 What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking for the Broadway Pier is available off-site via metered street parking or at one of a number of paid lots in the surrounding area. It is also accessible by public transportation - besides the local trolley, trains run regularly from the Coaster Santa Fe and Amtrak Santa Fe Train Depot stations nearby. Take Pacific Highway

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can have your ticket on any mobile smart device so we can scan the bar code, or go the old fashioned way and print it for scanning

 The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes that's OK as long as the attendee is over 21

 What does my ticket include

Tastings of cocktails from the many brands, Restaurant serving samples and of course lots of Entertainment all day long.

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