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Third Coast Cocktail Summit Events

The Third Coast Cocktail Summit is the realization of a group of dedicated industry leaders bringing together the events and topics that showcase our city's cocktail scene. It's educational, it's fun and it's an all-around tasty way to spend some time in San Antonio. 

We are pleased to announce our schedule of events; please note that we are updating the seminar schedule, happy hours, pop-ups and dinner locations as details are confirmed. 

Please make plans to join us for the Third Coast Cocktail Summit:

Tuesday, January 10 through Saturday, January 14.

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Hall of Education/The Lounge/The Tasting Space
January 10-12

Providing plenty of opportunities to not only learn, but taste as well, attendees will find the Hall of Education featuring tasting tables from brands as well as a lounge area with materials and the Tasting Space Patio allowing the good folks who make the spirits and other products, we love to take the spotlight! The Tasting Spaces will feature portfolios and regional products, including one dedicated to the growing spirits movement across Texas. Tasting Tables will feature single brands, giving them the opportunity to connect with the community directly and show off what they work so hard to produce.

Click Here to View the Education Schedule

Cocktail Bar

Pop-Ups and Neighborhood Highlights
January 10-13

Texas and its regional neighbors are home to some of the most storied bars in the country, with cocktail cultures that directly reflect the people, history, and cuisine that are so representative of the Third Coast. It is bartenders who make those cultures, and we are thrilled to welcome them into the bars that we know and love right here in San Antonio.


Select bars will play host to visiting bartenders and mixologists, with focus on different neighborhoods per night. Look for unique cocktail experiences in your favorite places around the city, where bar teams from around the region will bring a taste of their cities for all of us to experience.

Click here to View the Evening Events

Cold Drinks

Spirited Dinners
January 10-13

San Antonio has a thriving food and restaurant culture, and we’re excited to show it off! Our Spirited Dinner Series will feature local chefs and mixologists in their own restaurants, serving a coursed meal, paired cocktails, and a sponsoring spirit that features throughout the meal. Seating is limited.

Click here to view the Spirited Dinners


The Summit Cocktail Party
January 14, Witte Museum

Shaken, stirred and chilled with a twist. This cocktail party comes to life with a mix of talented industry professionals showing off their skills at the bar and chefs bringing the tastiest of bites. Sip, indulge and dance the night away. The evening features cocktails and culinary creations with music to complete the fun.

More Info on the Summit Cocktail Party

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All-Access Pass
January 10-14

The five-day extravaganza for the cocktail community to experience varied seminars, dinners, pop-ups and parties, at San Antonio’s swankiest bars, speakeasies and notable dining establishments. 

The All-Access Summit Pass is your one stop pass to it all! It includes:

    • Four Seminars per day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at Drury

    • Access to Hall of Education

    • Happy Hours

    • Guest Bartender Events

    • DAIA-Off Admission

    • Parties (as applicable)

    • The Backyard Brunch

    • The Summit Cocktail Party

Buy All-Access Pass

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Daily Seminar Only Pass
January 10-12

Our larger education program will bring industry leaders to discuss the finer points of the spirits, bar and cocktail game. Look for category introductions (Bourbon 101, etc.), technique breakdowns (“How to make dead-clear ice,” etc.), single-cocktail deep-dives (The Old Fashioned, etc.), and many other conversations presented by people who are the best at what they do.


Seminars will feature throughout the conference. Many will have tasting components. All will be informative and timely.

The Daily Seminar Pass also includes access to the Hall of Education, The Lounge and The Tasting Patio for additional tasting and educational opportunities. Seminar topics to be announced soon.

Tuesday Seminar Pass

Wednesday Seminar Pass

Thursday Seminar Pass


Host Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel
San Antonio Riverwalk

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk will be the host hotel and the site of most of our daytime events, including the educational components and tastings. They are offering our guests a room rate. 

Click here to book your room

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