There are a lot of dates to keep an eye on working in the bar industry, here is a handy list of important dates to ensure you keep on top of them.
Everything seems to have it’s own ‘day’ wether it’s National Black Cat Day, National Waffle Day or even World Naked Gardening Day so it is no surprise that several classic cocktails and spirit categories have jumped on the bandwagon.
Add to this the influx of bar shows and cocktail weeks around the globe and each month has more dates to sift through than Paternoster Chop House.
We have picked out the most relevant for you and put them together all in one spot. Some of the bar events are not currently listed as the dates have yet to be released but we’ll be updating when they become live. If you see any obvious gaps please leave a note in the comments and we’ll add them in.
N.B. We haven’t listed all of the various festivals in the US as there are bloody millions of them, ditto with the various National Beer Days.
1st: Bloody Mary Day
3rd: Drinking Straw Day
9th: Apricot Day
10th – 18th: San Antonio Cocktail Conference
11th: National Hot Toddy Day
16th: International Hot & Spicy Food Day
17th: National Hot Buttered Rum Day
20th: DJ Day
20th – 27th: Paris Cocktail Week
24th: Beer Can Appreciation Day
25th: Burns Night & Irish Coffee Day
26th: Australia Day
31st: Brandy Alexander Day
2nd: Working Naked Day
17th – 19th: Arizona Cocktail Week
18th: Drink Wine Day
22nd: Margarita Day
24th: World Bartender Day
24th – 25th: Whisky Show, Glasgow
25th: Wine & Cheese Day
27th: Kahlua Day
28th – 3rd March: Bourbon Classic, Louisville
2nd: Employee Appreciation Day
3rd: Mulled Wine Day
4th – 6th: San Diego Bartenders Weekend
5th: Absinthe Day
8th: International Women’s Day
12th – 18th: London Beer Week
14th: Crisps Day
16th: No Selfies Day
17th: St Patrick’s Day
22nd: World Water Day
23rd: WhiskyFest, Chicago
24th: National Cocktail Day
26th – 28th: Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show, Las Vegas