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San Antonio Cocktail Conference: What You Need to Know

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The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is coming up in the Texas Hill Country. If you’re in the industry or you simply love cocktails (and who doesn’t?!), you’re going to want to mark your calendars for January 15 – 19, 2020.

For eight years, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference has been the go-to relationship and networking hub for bartenders and those who love what they serve. Discussing the future of the cocktail and how innovation plays an integral role in the industry is the impetus for the conference. Notwithstanding that, homage is also paid to the past and the cocktail heyday, if you will, that generated some of the most popular drinks with which we still celebrate today. Not only that, but the San Antonio Cocktail Conference donates its profits to benefit children’s charities. The event “…was founded by Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of nationally renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and Peggy’s on the Green,” and is a “labor of love, which he created to help leave a lasting legacy for the city in addition to giving back monetarily in a big way to children’s charities. Now, nine years later, the annual festival takes place all over the city, spans five days, and is recognized as one of the best cocktail festivals in the country.”

Video: YouTube/San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Shared on the official San Antonio Cocktail Conference YouTube channel, the video above is from the 2014 event, featuring highlights of the fun and fanfare that can be seen and had at this annual celebration. This year’s event will take place January 15 – 19, 2020, featuring an opening night at the Majestic Theatre, a session at the Waldorf on the Prairie, tasting suites, and Cocktails Under the Big Top! VIP Passes are now available, including access to multiple San Antonio Cocktail Conference events. For more information on this amazing celebration in the Texas Hill Country, visit the official San Antonio Cocktail Conference website at the link available here. Tickets for individual events are also available, which could find you celebrating with a drink in your hand at an interesting and swanky San Antonio venue in the very near future!