Bar & Restaurant Expo

Get Inspired.

Located on the Expo Hall | Included in all passes.

Hospitality as we know it has changed forever. In its place is an exciting, innovative and disruptive future…and you can discover it for yourself inside NxT (Pronounced 'Next').

Located in an exclusive area on the expo floor, NxT showcases all the latest food and drink creations, trends and innovations in an immersive environment.

Experiences include:

  • Complimentary beverages from innovative brands
  • New! USBG Shake It Up Competition
  • Zero Proof Experience
  • Live Music
  • Interactive Games
  • New! Industry Meetups - Tuesday, March 18
    • 1:00pm-1:45pm BIPOC, hosted by Brown & Balanced
      Join award-winning mixologist and Brown & Balanced founder Josh Davis at this casual and informative networking event for Black and Brown hospitality professionals! Discover how Brown & Balanced celebrates and supports this community, hear from prominent local Black Bartender Gene Samuel, and make new friends and invaluable professional contacts! 
    • 3:00pm-3:45pm Women of the Industry, hosted by Women Empowering Women
      Ladies, unite! This valuable meet up will address the importance of collaboration and support to our individual success, share tips to build your network, and provide time for you to practice making invaluable connections with other women in the industry.
    • 4:00pm-4:45pm LGBTQIA+
      No group has been more vocal about wanting a place to find their “tribe” at our event than the LGBTQIA+ community. You asked for it, you got it! Join other LGBTQIA+ industry professionals to build community, gain inspiration, and enhance your career through valuable connections and shared expertise.
Bar & Restaurant Expo

Experience the Fastest Growing Trend in the Beverage Industry.

Located on the Expo Hall | Included in all passes.

Customers are quickly discovering new non alcoholic beverages as an exciting addition to their lifestyles, as they become more focused on health and moderation. In fact, forecasts anticipate the non alcoholic beverage segment will exceed $30b over the next 2-3 years alone!

The Zero Proof Experience is an inspirational and interactive experience designed with owners, operators, and bartenders in mind.

  • Sample the latest and most innovative beverages to hit the market
  • Learn from suppliers on how to grab a stake of this new revenue now
  • Discover how offering alcohol free beverages accelerates your ability to generate more revenue per customer
  • Relax from the busy expo floor and recharge yourself and your tech

All beverages are complimentary and included with any registration pass!