It’s time to shake it up at the San Diego Spirits Festival

One more day till the 4th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival weekend celebration. From August 25-26, attendees from around the globe will learn about the world of mixology while enjoying the latest cocktail creations. The unique two-day celebration of spirits, cocktails and local culinary scene will be at the Port Pavilion on Broadway.

The festival will feature bartender competitions from top rated talent, being judged by Industry Leader Henry Preiss and a team of judges including Jeff Josenhans, Kyle Hall, Mark Russo and last year’s Bartender Battle winner Mike Yen.

For the foodies, there will be culinary demonstrations by executive chefs from leading local restaurants. Participating chefs at the San Diego Spirits Festival include: Katherine Humphus of BO-beau kitchen and bar, Karl A. Prohaska of Handerly Hotel, Alberto Morreale of Fig Tree Café; Brandon Brooks of Sol Markets, Davin Waite of Pickled Ginger Catering, and his brother Lorin Waite of Sushi Bus, with a special presentation by Chef Tyler Stone and many more. There will also be food available for purchase from OB Seafood, Jack in the Box and Panda Express.

The entertainment line-up includes Alas de Mosca, Alex Arndt & Sonic Universe; Bruce Sanborn Band, Dirty Minds, Flash Point Rocks, Funky Munky, Jamilla, JC Villafan, Latex Grenade, Mathew Zeltzer, Sacha Boutros and The Rebel Light.

The Spirits Festival aims to “celebrate cocktails, culinary and culture in San Diego,” the founder Liz Edwards said. All proceeds from the Chef/ Bartender Shakedown will go toward the festival’s charity, sponsoring WEBI (Women Executives in the Beverage Industry), which highlights the role women play in the financial success of the global beverage industry.

After enjoying the numerous cocktail concoctions from some of the hottest brands, have Uber, an on-demand car service provide you transportation home. Festival attendees will receive $30 off their first Uber ride to or from the Festival on Saturday or Sunday. To claim your discounted ride, please sign up for an Uber account by downloading the Uber iPhone or Android application on your mobile phone, or sign up at: and enter the promo code: SPIRITSFEST

About San Diego Spirits Festival:
San Diego Spirits Festival was founded and launched in San Diego in 2009 by Liz Edwards. San Diego Spirits Festival is a nationally acclaimed celebration of cocktail culture, and is the premiere West coast spirits festival held on the beautiful San Diego bay. With bartender competitions, tastings, seminars and parties, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for brands to be supported and gain recognition among San Diego’s cocktail and culinary community and beyond.

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