Why Bartender’s Weekend?

Why Bartender’s Weekend?  First let me start out by saying what Bartender’s Weekend is exactly.  Bartender’s Weekend is an excuse for amazing people in the bartender community to get together and bond without the pitfalls of non-stop networking and relentless obligations. It is a few days set aside where we can enjoy the sunshine, talk shop & eat some incredible fish tacos.

Because of this philosophy, there are no seminars, no educational tastings and also no sponsorship fees.  Bartender’s Weekend is strictly egalitarian and exists only for the people’s enjoyment.

In fact, we don’t even really have anyone in charge, as there is no hierarchy or anyone with official or unofficial titles.

It is just a bunch of bartenders having fun and asking you to do the same.

So, if you want to organize your own event or party then please go ahead and do so, because we strongly encourage it.  Naturally, we ask that you check the calendar first, but this is only because it is the cool thing to do, not because anyone will say no.

We want everyone in the community to be able to come out and enjoy themselves regardless of what brand or bar they work (or don’t) for.

With all that said, we hope that you will join us this March 2nd – 4th here for the Second Annual Bartender’s Weekend here in beautiful San Diego.  Much love & respect.

Closing Out the Tab on 2013


No more time for excuses, bartenders.  We got a New Year in front of us and it’s time to do something with it.

Is this the year that you finally open up your own bar?  Or maybe it’s the year that you snag a position as a brand ambassador.  Or maybe it’s the year where you take action on that idea you had for a party at Tales.

Whatever it is that you want to do, it is finally the time to close out the tab on all those excuses and make something happen. 

I won’t lie.  It will probably be a lot of work, but it will not seem like work, because you will be doing something that you believe in. 

There will be naysayers who don’t think you will be able to pull it off.  Prove them wrong.

There will be supporters who know you are capable.  Make them proud.

But don’t do it for them.  Do it for yourself.  Do it for the community.  Do it because it has to be done.  Do because if you don’t, no one else will.