Eight Annual San Diego Spirits Festival Returns August 27-28

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guests of San Diego Spirits Festival should expect a unique selection of cocktails and alcoholic drink offerings.

Guests of San Diego Spirits Festival should expect a unique selection of cocktails and alcoholic drink offerings.

San Diego Spirits Festival calls out to all whiskey and bourbon worshipers, tequila aficionados, gin guzzlers, rum radicals, vodka vixens and mixologist. Come join the biggest Happy Hour at the Eighth Annual San Diego Spirits Festival’s two-day celebration of all things cocktail. The Festival promises to shake up your summer as you party and mingle with thousands enjoying spirits and libations and sumptuous food overlooking San Diego bay. The festival is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 27; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101.

The festival, promoted as the largest cocktail and culinary festival in San Diego, promises to be a feast for all your senses with a weekend of cocktails, food, live music, risqué entertainment, bartender competitions, grand tastings, mini seminars, and celebrity sightings. This is a “must-attend” event for industry professionals, cocktail enthusiasts, interested newbies and anyone who enjoys outstanding spirits, great food, fun, and an opportunity to experience the true Californian lifestyle.

Catch this year’s celebrities including Cheech Marin, Dwight Eubanks, and the infamous Hatfield’s & McCoy’s.

Enjoy scrumptious food delights from The Fish Market, Barely Made it Smoker, Feast on This Catering, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, the Melting Pot Gaslamp, Mission Avenue Bar and Grill, Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, Big Front Door, and Authentic Flavors & Catering, to name a few.

A highlight of the festival is the San Diego International Spirits Competition, led by the George Manska, inventor of the NEAT glass. Judges include: Philip Dobard – Museum of the American Cocktail; Andrew Faulkner – VP American Distilling Institute; David Rippentrop, Brian Christensen, John Fluke, Forrest Cokley, Rich Manning, Roberto Loppi, Brian Cary, Paula Dezzutti Hewlette and Christine Crnek.

Entertainment includes artists as, Anna Dellaria, Tyler Parks, The Fresh Brunettes, Drop Dead Dames, Samba Dancers, and the incredible Marine Rock Band.

Purchase tickets directly from the website: sandiegospiritsfestival.com.

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