Elevate Your Networking Game & Find Your Tribe at Industry Meetups.

Your next big career opportunity or collaboration might be just around the corner. Included in all registration passes!

We're excited to introduce a NEW game-changing networking opportunity tailored to your professional needs. Join our industry meetups and connect with like-minded experts who share your passion and challenges in the field.

What to Expect:

  • Unparalleled Focus
  • Targeted Connections
  • Expert Insights

Tuesday, March 19

Located at the NxT Stage

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm BIPOC, hosted by Brown & Balanced
    Come 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.

Located at the Cocktail Clubhouse

  • 3pm-4pm Bartenders, hosted by USBG
    Calling all members, potential members, and partners of the USBG! Elevate your experience at the Bar & Restaurant Expo by joining us for a meetup for our community. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with like-minded industry professionals and learn more about the USBG.
  • 4pm-5pm Planning to Open
    If you’re looking to open a new bar or restaurant, a solid network can be an invaluable resource! Join Chip Klose, host of the Restaurant Strategy podcast, and others making similar plans as they share insights, challenges and lessons learned on the path to a successful open.

Wednesday, March 20

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm General Manager
    It’s lonely at the top, and a solid network of professionals in similar roles can be invaluable both personally and professionally. Come join other GMs to gain insights on challenges, celebrate successes, and bond over shared experiences.
Bar & Restaurant Expo
Bar & Restaurant Expo

Raise Your Glasses: Join Us for an Unforgettable Welcome Kickoff Party!

Let's mark the beginning of an epic event. Access included in ALL registration passes.

Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of unparalleled networking and inspiration as we kickstart this remarkable event for hospitality professionals! 

  • Connect with 3,000+ owners, operators, and industry experts in a vibrant atmosphere designed to foster meaningful connections and collaborations.
  • Sample the latest beverage trends (complimentary thanks to our sponsors), innovations, and business solutions poised to revolutionize the hospitality landscape.
  • Gain insights that will empower your establishment's success and bottom line.

🗓️ Date: Monday, March 18

🕕 Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

📍 Location: Ayu Dayclub, Resorts World Las Vegas

Show your badge or registration email confirmation at the door and bring your valid I.D.

Cheers to Connections & Happy Hour!

Are you ready to uncork new opportunities and shake up your connections?

Join us for a vibrant Networking Happy Hour designed exclusively for you! Whether you're looking to discover fresh ideas, explore collaboration opportunities, or simply unwind after a busy day, our Networking Happy Hour is the place to be.

  • Rub shoulders with fellow industry leaders, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
  • Delight your taste buds with complimentary cocktails from our sponsors.
  • Discuss the latest trends and strategies in an intimate setting to elevate your business.

First-Time Attendee Happy Hour:

🗓️ Date: Tuesday, March 19

🕕 Time: Early Access! 6:00pm-8:00pm

📍Location: AZILO Ultra Lounge, SAHARA Las Vegas

Industry Networking Happy Hour:

🗓️ Date: Tuesday, March 19

🕕 Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

📍Location: AZILO Ultra Lounge, SAHARA Las Vegas

Add Happy Hour to any registration pass for an additional fee.

Bar & Restaurant Expo
Bar & Restaurant Expo

Elevate Your Vegas Experience at Platinum Parties!

Platinum Parties included with VIP Pass, Expo + Party Pass, or add separate.

Welcome to the epitome of luxury and nightlife allure. Exclusive to Bar & Restaurant Expo, Platinum Parties set the stage for breathtaking memories.

Platinum Party I:

🗓️ Date: Monday, March 18

🕕 Time: Private Hours 9:00pm-11:00pm

📍Location: XS Nightclub at Wynn with sounds by Brandi Cyrus. Dress code strictly enforced, view details here.

Platinum Party II:

🗓️ Date: Tuesday, March 19

🕕 Time: Private Hours 9:00pm-11:00pm

📍Location: OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace with sounds by Loud Luxury. Dress code strictly enforced, view details here.

*You must bring your I.D. to enter Platinum Parties. Venue dress code strictly enforced. Show your badge or registration confirmation email at the door.

Platinum Parties

Buy Your VIP or Expo + Party Pass for Access
Buy Your VIP or Expo + Party Pass for Access