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San Francisco Cocktail Week Events Announced [Updated 4/21]


SF’s Cocktail Week — May 11 to May 18 — is shaping up. Full details on the schedule of events follow. See you there!

**Please note that event details are tentative and may be subject to change.** Updates are available here.

Monday May 11, 2009

–Kick off Party hosted at Le Colonial, 20 Cosmo Place

6:00-9:00 p.m.

$25 tickets via www.snagtickets.com; includes light food and two signature cocktails. All attendees must be 21 & over, please.

Tuesday May 12, 2009

–United States Bartenders Guild National Competition presented by Tres Generaciones at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room

The San Francisco Local Competition starts at 11 am, and the winner will then compete in a National Competition, which begins at 5 pm.
For more information about the competition, or for invitations to the event, please contact [email protected].

–Industry Appreciation Night featuring Barbary Coast Cocktails

Cantina, 580 Sutter Street

9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009-World Cocktail Day

–Fresh Produce and Cane Distillate Cocktails to Benefit the non-profit operator of the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)

Cocktail demos showcasing some of San Francisco’s most creative bartenders

CUESA Kitchen at the San Francisco Ferry Building

5:30-8:30 p.m.

$30.00 via Brown Paper Tickets includes two full cocktails, tastes of all demonstrated cocktails, and passed appetizers prepared by local Bay Area Chefs. All attendees must be 21 & over, please.

–After party to benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail: Elixir Charity Guest Bartending with Special Visiting Guest Bartenders TBA

Elixir, corner of 16th and Guerrero

9:00 p.m.

All attendees must be 21 & over, please.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

–Bar School-A Day of Education

Various seminars across the city being taught by industry gurus-Jeff Hollinger & Neyah White, Carlos Yturria, Jon Santer, H. Joseph Ehrmann, Dominic Venegas, Duggan McDonnell & Jordan Mackay, among others.

Various classes, times and locations, please refer to website for details on schedule, tickets, and costs

Friday, May 15, 2009

–National Cocktail Week Happy Hour

Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar, 369 Embarcedero

$25.00 via www.snagtickets.com includes featured cocktails and appetizers

5:00-9: 00 p.m.

All attendees must be 21 & over, please.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

–San Francisco Historical Cocktail Crawl with guest guides including Marcia Gagliardi, of tablehopper.com

All attendees must be 21 & over, please

2:00-6:00 p.m.


Also on Saturday:
Learn to make two spring drinks with acclaimed bartender and author Scott Beattie and hear about small batch distilling from Lou Bustamante of St. George Spirits and Hangar One Vodka. Each guest will have extensive hands-on time with Scott, and instruction includes side recipes, garnish how-to, foams, and rim sugars and salts. Drinks will feature Hangar One Vodka and fresh, seasonal fruit from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Guests will enjoy the drinks they have learned to make–“Rhubarbarella” and “Beau Regards”– and signed copied of Beattie’s book, “Artisanal Cocktails: Drinks Inspired by the Seasons from the Bar at Cyrus” will be for sale.  Class is $40 per person, with proceeds benefiting CUESA.

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. All attendees must be 21 & over, please.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Please party responsibly at Bay to Breakers

Sunday Evening:

–Erik Ellestad Recreates the Savoy Cocktail Book at Alembic

Alembic, 1725 Haight Street

5:00 p.m.

Admission into The Alembic is free, although guests will be charged for cocktails consumed. Attendees must be 21 or over, please.

Monday, May 18, 2009

–Closing Gala

Jardinière, 300 Grove Street

6:00-9:00 p.m.

$45 via www.snagtickets.com includes appetizers, drinks and a gift bag

All attendees must be 21 & over, please

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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