First ‘Locals Only’ Spirits Festival Comes to San Diego

Yeah, we all know that San Diego has like 357 breweries (slight exaggeration…but give it another year or two!), but are you aware of how many amazing craft distillers we have in town?!

Just check out this list:

  • You & Yours Distilling Co.,
  • Liberty Call Distillery,
  • Kalifornia Distilleries,
  • Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing,
  • Malahat Spirits Co.,
  • Seven Cave Spirits,
  • San Diego Distillery,
  • Henebery Spirits,
  • Perfect Soul Whiskey & Rum,
  • Six One Nine Vodka,
  • The California Spirits Company,
  • Cutwater Spirits,
  • BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.,
  • Copper Collar Distillery,
  • San Diego Sunshine,
  • 117° West Distilling,
  • Newtopia Cider, and
  • Lost Abbey Brewing

And you can taste them all at San Diego Spirits By The Bay Festival, San Diego’s first event of its kind.

The one-of-a-kind event, hosted by the San Diego Distillers Guild, will feature only local spirits and distillers, where they’ll feature vodka, bourbon, whiskey, rum, gin and more. Additionally, ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the distillers themselves.

And of course, your cocktail will be paired with delicious bites from local restaurants and food trucks.

The one-of-a-kind event will feature only local spirits and distillers, so come show your support!

Here are the details…

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017

TIME: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for VIP admission, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for All-Access admission.

WHERE: Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118 

TICKETS: Tickets are open to the public over 21+ years of age and can be purchased at .

All-Access Pass ($45): provides guests access to the festival, unlimited samples (1/4oz pour) of all the spirits at the event, 2oz pours of wine, 4oz pours of beer, music, games, and a bag full of coupons, discounts, and goodies.

VIP Pass ($65): provides guests everything the All-Access Pass ticket includes, plus + 1 hour early admission, unlimited cocktails at the VIP tent, 1 free tour & tasting at every distillery featured at the festival (good for 1-year from issue), and a collector’s edition 1st Spirits Festival poster.

MUSIC: Attendees can enjoy live music from The Morgan Leigh Band and The Good Bad.

TRANSPORTATION: While there is parking at the venue, the San Diego Distillers Guild also encourages guests to use Uber and/or Lyft, carpool with a designated driver, or use the Coronado Ferry which delivers guests right to the front door of the festival at the Coronado Ferry Landing.

Win Free Tickets!


We have two tickets to give away for this awesome festival! Check out our contest page to enter!

We’ll see you there!

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