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San Diego Cocktail Competition and Gaslamp Block Party

About the Event

A group of 21 San Diego County restaurants and bars will take part in the inaugural San Diego Cocktail Championship on Sunday, April 28 at a downtown San Diego block party, with guests sampling and voting for their favorite cocktail.

The Cocktail Championship block party is hosted by Rustic Root, Swing Social, and Tiki Annex – all on Gaslamp Quarter’s 5th Avenue, a portion of which will be blocked off from Market Street to Island Avenue for the event. General admission tickets are $49 and can be purchased here. The price includes mini cocktails from each of the 21 establishments from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. VIP tickets are also available for $79, and the price includes food offerings and early access beginning at 1:00 p.m.

All voters are automatically registered to win $2,100 worth of gift cards – $100 from each of the 21 restaurants and bars.

Participating bars and restaurants include:

Captain’s Quarters



Gilly’s House of Cocktails

Huntress Steakhouse


Lumi by Akira Back


Monarch Ocean Pub

Moonshine Flats

OB Surf Lodge

Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant

Rustic Root

Swing Social

Tavern at the Beach

The Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse

The Holding Company

The Whiskey House

Union Kitchen & Tap

Union Kitchen & Tap

Vogue Tavern


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