9th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego Spirits Festival

Photos From San Diego Spirits Festival

The San Diego Spirits Festival is a cocktail culinary and cultural extravaganza held at Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier in the San Diego Bay. The two-day festival offers a diverse and exciting mixture of food, entertainment, and, of course, cocktails. This festival has been ranked one of the top cocktail festivals in America by Fodors! This spectacular event targets industry insiders, consumer cocktail and culinary lovers alike!

This year marked the 9th annual San Diego Spirits Festival, which was held on August 26th and 27th. With 70 different kinds of alcohol, bartender competitions, tastings, seminars, parties jaw-dropping samba and aerial dancers, and top chefs from around the country, this event was an unforgettable experience. Chefs presented at this event including Master Chef season 7 contestants Brandi Munn, Dan Paustian, Diana Bilow, Bill and Ashley Travers, as well as Chef Austin Yancey. Entertainment for the event included Drop Dead Dames Burlesque, Cirque Quirk Aerialists, Samba Brazil, Marine Band San Diego, and the Andaaz Dance Troupe.

The Results Are In!

These are the Top Highest Honor Double Gold Winners for this year's International Bottle Competition:

  • Adictivo Anejo Tequila
  • Panther City Distillery Hell’s Half Acre Vodka
  • Central City Brewers Queensborough Gin
  • Ron Valiero Reserva Especial Extra-Aged Rum Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky Select
  • Nardini Pescacello Peach Liqueur

With live captivating cocktails, vivacious vendors, and unforgettable live entertainment across the board, the weekend waterfront event this summer made a huge splash!

This festival attracts high-profile members of the spirits and culinary trade, affluent consumers and local bar and restaurateurs who are passionate about San Diego’s up and coming craft cocktail industry. FINE Magazine has covered the event with photos of all of San Diego’s best socialites.