San Diego Business Journal

After a hiatus last year due to COVID-19, San Diego Distillers Guild Fest will mark its return this year.


Launched in 2019, the annual event will make a comeback on Saturday, October 30. This year, it will be held at the 12,000 square foot The Lane venue, with both indoor and outdoor areas overlooking the San Diego Bay downtown.


 Ticket holders will enjoy complimentary spirits and cocktails from nearly twenty craft distilleries, food from local restaurants and music by jazz ensemble The Justin Joyce Trio. Guests will also have the opportunity to chat with expert distillers, including 117 West, 619 Spirits, Bearded Barrel Distilling, Copper Collar Distillery, Deaf Shepherd Distilling, Cutwater, Henebery Spirits, Humboldt Distillery, Joshua Tree Distilling Co., Liberty Call Distilling, Los Californios, Malahat Spirits Co., MC Distillery, Misadventure, Old Harbor Distilling, Pacific Coast Spirits, Rebru Spirits, San Diego Distillery, San Diego Sunshine, Seven Caves Spirits, Shelter Distilling, Storyhouse Spirits, Swan Bar and You & Yours.


Tickets to the San Diego Distillers Guild Fest are $60 for general admission and $100 for VIP. Designated driver (non-drinking) tickets are also available. This year’s event will be limited to 600 attendees within a venue originally designed for 1,500 people, as a safety and health precaution.

  • Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.