Friday, July 21 • 7-11 PM • The Espee
Benefiting KRTU 91.7 FM
Cocktails • Bites • Live Music • Costume
Cocktail: The Event celebrates San Antonio’s thriving cocktail culture, spotlighting a dozen of the city’s top bars. Each participating drinkery is tasked with serving samples of an inventive cocktail, inspired by this year's Big Top Circus theme! Guests will experience bites by a dozen of San Antonio’s best restaurants, live music and DJs, a costume contest and much more, all while exploring the newly renovated, iconic venue, The Espee.
Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume while they celebrate the city’s cocktail culture for a good cause. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit KRTU 91.7 FM, a 501 c3 non-profit.
Interested in sponsoring the 2023 COCKTAIL: The Event, and marketing your brand in front of 1,500 culture-forward locals, ages 21 - 45? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for customized opportunities.
Enjoy COCKTAIL and leave the driving to Lyft! Our friends at Lyft have provided discounted rides to and from COCKTAIL: The Event! Enter code COCKTAIL2018 into the 'Promos' section of your Lyft app to join the fun, or click here to redeem.
This year's theme is TIKI! We encourage guests to dig out the grass skirts and coconuts and have fun at the most exciting party of the summer.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is an outdoor venue. The event will be held in the evening, but it will still be a hot one! Fortunately, guests can refresh themselves with the cold cocktails, paletas, and other summer treats. Several tents and fans will offer shade.
No, COCKTAIL: The Event is for guests ages 21+. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted and all guests must have valid IDs.
Meet us in the Conservancy between 9:15 - 9:20 p.m. to enter.
Each guest will be given a wooden nickel upon entrance. Simply drop your token into the vase on your favorite bar to cast your vote. The winning cocktail will be revealed at 10:30 p.m.!
All tickets are final sale and no refunds will be granted.
Yes, tickets are fully transferable, as long as your friend is 21+ and brings a valid photo ID.
Aside from tasty cocktails by 16 of the city's best bars, guests can experience bites from top local restaurants, live music and Hawaiian performances, two DJ zones, the AARC interactive photo station, a Deep Eddy Vodka airstream, costumes, New Belgium Mural aguas frescas cerveza, spiked paletas, and access to the stunning San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Tickets are only available online in advance of the event and will not be sold at the door.
The 2023 COCKTAIL will be held at the icon Espee in St. Paul Square. Explore this sprawling indoor/outdoor venue with bespoke lounges and an impressive covered stage!
Guests can utilize valet or adjacent parking lots at their own expense. Please see the map below for parking lots and a rideshare zone.
Ride Smart to Cocktail: The Event and get 25% (up to $2) off your ride from our friends at Lyft. Use code:
VIP guests, please note that you will receive a separate email on July 17 with your VIP promo code.
- No categories
Paramour at the Phipps is the official COCKTAIL: The Event after-party location! With your COCKTAIL ticket, you receive a free after-party pass. Complimentary shuttles will be available from The Espee to Paramour and back from 9 PM - midnight on Friday, July 21.