First, an entire festival dedicated to coffee – and now an entire conference dedicated to cocktails? Yes, please – and make mine a double!

Starting Sunday, Jan. 13, enjoy six days of parties, seminars and tastings celebrating craft cocktails at San Antonio Cocktail Conference – a of a kind event in Texas, and now in its seventh year. Named “one of the best” by publications like Fodor’s Travel and called “the future of cocktails” by Paste Magazine, each year this cocktail festival brings together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts for educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. 

And, added benefit: The conference will donate 100 percent of its profits to benefit children. Past years’ beneficiaries include Children’s Shelter, ChildSafe, Clarity Child Guidance Center, HeartGift San Antonio, TEAMability and Transplants for Children.

In honor of our city’s 300th anniversary, I’m ranking San Antonio Cocktail Conference #21 on my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list.

Check out the schedule of events, and visit the FAQ page regarding tickets.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference was founded by Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of nationally renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and Peggy’s on the Green, to help leave a lasting legacy for the city in addition to giving back monetarily to children’s charities.

Cheers to Mark and everyone involved in the conference!

Another great reason to live, work, own a home and retire in San Antonio!