With live music and impressive art exhibitions held throughout the weekend, the San Diego Spirits Fest draws thousands annually. So be sure to grab your all-access pass to all the action for this classic summertime event, held on right on the water at the downtown Broadway Pavilion.
2012's festival with highlight a number of up and coming spirit brands with plenty of cocktails to sample along the way. Included in the celebration is San Diego favorite Ballast Point Distillery (the brewers behind Yellowtail, Calico Amber, Big Eye and Sculpin IPA's), and Green Bar Collective.
Saturday, August 25: General Tasting 1-6pm, Price: $50.00
Sunday August 26: General Tasting 1-6pm, Price: $50.00
VIP 2-Day All-Access Pass 12-6pm, Price: $150.00
Click here to get your tickets to SD Spirits Fest.
While the Spirits Festival may seem far away, June's bartender challenge event and a week long Cocktail Week will help you celebrate Spirits Fest through the summer season.
June 27, 6pm Bartender Challenge @ La Valencia Hotel
Esteemed chefs from some of SD's finest dining establishments will complete in teams to create a signature Cocktail with a small plate pairing. Sponsored by Cartel Tequila,Pink Pigeon Rum, 619 Vodka, Magners Irish Cider and many others, this premier event offers just a small sample of the cocktail extravaganza to come.
August 20-24 Cocktail Week
This is the week long pre-party leading up to the Spirits Festival. The 2nd Annual San Diego Cocktail week kicks of a week of fun where select local bars showoff their tastiest concoctions. With mixology masterpieces at Happy Hour prices, Cocktail Week is the perfect crash course to cocktails, San Diego-style.
4th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival 2012
August 25 & 26
1000 N Harbor Dr
(between Broadway & Ash St)