San Antonio Cocktail Conference Offers Top Classes and Events

Eva Aivaliotis |
The third annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference, January 16-19, 2014, brings together spirits enthusiasts and industry experts alike for cocktail education, tasting events, competitions and more, all celebrating the art of the cocktail.

San Antonio’s conference is the only one of its kind in Texas and quickly becoming noted as one of the major cocktail events in the nation.

New this year is Texas Spirits Night, where guests can sample drinks and eats floating via boats on the River Walk—from downtown to the Pearl Brewery, a new urban hotspot of dining. The event will showcase 11 Texas spirit brands creatively presented by some of San Antonio’s finest craft cocktail bars.

Top national and local mixologists offer full days of seminars that appeal to cocktail beginners and aficionados alike. Evening events range from cocktail and chef tastings to the Original Cocktail Competition. On Saturday evening, attendees can take a Stroll on Houston Street, on downtown’s historic street, with parties at the glittering Bohanan’s Bar and courtyard, and overlooking the River Walk at LükeSan Antonio.

A charitable event, all proceeds benefit two children’s charities: HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe.

For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit

Explore more events and festivals at