Bar & Restaurant Expo

Where the Trendsetters Hang.

New! Located on the Expo Hall | Included in all passes.

Cocktail Clubhouse is a dynamic and captivating space exclusively designed for owners, operators, and bartenders passionate about pushing the boundaries of beverage creation. Here, innovation takes center stage, inspiring the next wave of trends and elevating the craft of mixology to unparalleled heights.From innovative spirits and liqueurs to boundary-pushing presentation styles, gain insights that will set your establishment apart and keep your patrons coming back for more.

Tuesday, March 19 Highlights:

Profit Power Hours
Includes 30 minute mixology demo from award-winning and celebrity mixologists unveil the latest trends and predictions followed by 30 minute meet & greet!

  • 1pm-2pm Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach, Spirits Educator, Influencer
  • 2pm-3pm Erick Castro, Polite Provisions, Mixologist, Owner

Meetups

  • 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 Highlights:

Profit Power Hours
Includes 30 minute mixology demo from award-winning and celebrity mixologists unveil the latest trends and predictions followed by 30 minute meet & greet!

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm Josh Davis, Founder, Brown & Balanced and 2022 Bartender of the Year Winner

Meetups

  • 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

Meet The Bar Director.

Chris Hopkins, Beverage & Operations Professional

A veteran of the hospitality industry with over 20 years of experience, Chris Hopkins aka Hashtag Mixology, has been involved in every facet of the hospitality world since he began his international career many years ago in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia. From catering and event management, to running beverage programs in Las Vegas' most prestigious resorts, Chris has an outstanding resume of global hands-on hospitality experience. Learn More.