Our 2023 Edition

OUR WEEK IS HERE!

Celebrate 5 years of cocktail culture with us!

The biggest cocktail event in the Caribbean is back with its unique taste of island life, just in time to welcome the longest holiday season in the world.

Since 2019, the second week of November has been ours, and it’s time for you to join the celebration! At Puerto Rico Cocktail Week, we’re not just here to party; we’re here to elevate the cocktail industry through accessible education and support for our industry workers’ wellbeing. Our events unite brands, distributors, bars, restaurants, hotels and historical or entertainment establishments to raise the bar and enhance the quality of cocktail culture across the island. 

Seven days full of trends, education, events, and community. Ready to join the fun?

Speakers

Entrepreneur, founder of LP Drinks, and winner of Netflix’s Drink Masters series. O’Brien has served in the beverage industry through roles such as beverage director, brand ambassador, and R&D production chef. 

Bartender, consultant, and brand ambassador of The Perfect Serve, an educational platform for mixologists and cocktail industry professionals.

 

Life coach, motivational speaker, and host of Té Ponte Dura on Spotify.

Award-winning ambassador, consultant, writer, advocate, and member of the Board of Directors at Tales of the Cocktail. Warner is well known for championing low ABV drinking options for consumers as well as wellness in the hospitality industry.

 

Marketing Director at Lyre’s North America, executive voice coach and seasoned industry mentor. Contraveos harnesses 19 years of experience to empower tastemakers with a focus on mindful, moderate drinking and inclusivity in the evolving beverage space.

CEO of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, where she is dedicated to the development of educational programs and initiatives to enhance the global drinks industry.

Co-Founder & CEO of Thirsty Media, Advocate for the Bartender Industry, Tales of the Cocktail Catalyst Honoree, Future 40 List, Top 100 Most Influential in the Bar World.

Puerto Rican chef, storyteller, and creator of Mofongo-Go, a pop-up project that brings Puerto Rican gastronomy all over the world.

Bartender and hospitality industry leader with a passion for fine drinking as well as experience in the tourism industry and Michelin star restaurants in Europe. He is known for his role as Head Bartender at Casa Prunes’ in CDMX and being a 2023 Grey Coat in Tales of the Cocktail.

Agenda

¡Bienvenidos!

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join our opening party as we kick off the biggest cocktail celebration in the Caribbean with great music, local food, meet & greets, and the latest cocktail trends with our local and international guests. If you‘re looking for boricua food, you can’t miss our Official Bar Casa Vieja’s famous pastel al caldero.

📍La Concha Resort’s Sereno Pool 

Sponsored by:

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Meet & Cocktails with LP O'Brien

📍Patio de las Flores

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | The Sylvester

📍La Factoría

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Papi Portland

📍Chimera Rooftop

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room 

Industry Breakfast

10:00 AM

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room 

Sponsored by:

Innovación en tu día a día

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Innovation seminar by Israel Leopoldo Barón

11:00 AM

Sponsored by

"Know The Way": El camino correcto al N.R.E.M. y los beneficios del Cannabis Medicinal

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Wellness seminar by ariel rosario

12:15 PM

Sponsored by

Cannabis Collection

Cómo activar las 4 hormonas que activan para bien tu salud física y emocional

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Wellness seminar by Terelys Porrata

1:15 PM

Sponsored by

Lunch Break

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Better Lemonade: Oleo Citrate & Super Juice with Nick Morris

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Sustainability Seminar by Nick Morris, owner of Louisville's Expo and creator of Super Juice

3:00 PM

Sponsored by

Building an Event with Lindsey Johnson

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Entertainment seminar by Portland Cocktail Week (PDXCW)

4:10 PM

Mastering Drinks with Drink Master LP O'Brien

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Innovation seminar by LP O'Brien

5:00 PM

Sponsored by

Meet & Greet

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Industry Party with DJ Adam

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Speed Rack & Hotel Viking

📍Antiguo 26

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Sweet Liberty Pop-up

📍La Factoría

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Better Days

📍Chimera Rooftop

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Guest Shift | Papi Portland

📍Jungle Bird

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Sponsored by

Registration

9:00 AM

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room 

Industry Breakfast with Diageo Bar Academy & World Class presentations

10:00 AM

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room 

Sponsored by

Why the World’s Best Bars Choose No & Low with Tales Of The Cocktail

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Entrepreneurship & Wellness seminar by Claire Warner of Tales of the Cocktail & Jennifer Contraveos of Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic

11:00 AM

Get to Know Tales with CEO Eileen Wayner

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Community & Innovation seminar by Eileen Wayner from Tales of the Cocktail

12:15 PM

Sponsored by

Building Relationships with Brands

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Entertainment seminar by Manolo López

1:30 PM

Sponsored by

Lunch Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Innovación a través de una competencia World Class

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Innovation seminar by Israel Leopoldo Barón

3:30 PM

Sponsored by

Creating Your Hype Machine: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Your Biggest Cheerleader

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

Community Seminar by Tara Fougner

4:45 PM

Sponsored by

Bartender's Face Off Competition

New date and location:

Tomorrow, Wednesday November 15th

📍La Casita de Rones, Old San Juan

7:00 PM

* Face Off competition will join the Pig & Rum event for a fundraising in benefit of Tip Jar

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Guest Shift | NOLA TILL YA DIE!

Guest shift with bartender Roxy Eve (The Chloe) & Chef Ozzie Mendoza (Fowlmouth NOLA) serving NOLA-inspired bites & drinks with some Boricua love. 

📍Jungle Bird

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Guest Shift

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Guest Shift | Cocktails & Bites

📍Bar Catedral

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Guest shift | Club Mezcal

📍Primitivo

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sponsored by

Bori Night – Local Experience

Join our host Manolo López to discover brands by Puerto Rican entrepreneurs.

From sunwear and clothing, to bar equipment, these are some of the brands that’ll be joining our event! 

📍La Concha Resort’s Atlántiko Room

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Guest Shift | The Chloe Hotel, New Orleans

📍La Concha Resort Lobby Bar

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Rums of Puerto Rico takes over Ojalá featuring Ron Artesano with Sashary Rivera

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Barely Disfigured

📍Machete

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Odd Birds

📍Chimera Rooftop

 

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sponsored by

Pig Fun Rum

Pig Fun Rum is an initiative that unites the cocktail industry, creating an exclusive event to raise funds for charity. This year, Tip Jar will contribute 100% of the proceeds from the event to support Luis Joel, a bartender from the west.

📍La Casita de Rones

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Party de marquesina: A lo vieja escuela

📍Jungle Bird

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Guest Shift | Dram & Draught

📍La Factoría

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Lunes de Sed

📍Hiedra

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Distillery Tour

Puerto Rico is full of amazing places that showcase the local cocktail culture and history. We recommend visiting and touring our local distilleries to learn more about how we do cocktails in the Caribbean. Click on the links to book your tickets! * 

 Ron del Barrilito

 San Juan Distillers

*Please note that PRCW is not responsible for the booking or coordination of these tours. 

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Prestige Spirits Party

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Guest Shift | Licorería Limantour CDMX takes over La Factoría with Casa Dragones

📍La Factoría

9:00PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Mulberry Project

📍Número Uno

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Lynn House, Heaven Hill's Drink Specialist

📍Pira Rum

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Lunes de Sed

📍Antiguo 26

8:00 PM

Guest Shift | Barely Disfigured

📍Jungle Bird

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Rum Runner Rumdown Series

📍Cocktails & Bites

Distillery Tours

Puerto Rico is full of amazing places that showcase the local cocktail culture and history. We recommend visiting and touring our local distilleries to learn more about how we do cocktails in the Caribbean. Click on the links to book your tickets! * 

Ron del Barrilito

Destilería Serrallés

La Destilería Craft Spirits

Scryer Rum Tasting Tour

*Please note that PRCW is not responsible for the booking or coordination of these tours. 

Official Bars Events

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Our Bartenders

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Mulberry Project

📍Galería

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Israel Leopoldo Barón

📍Colmena

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Guest Shift | Radio Condesa

📍La Factoría

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sponsored by

Beach cleanup by

PAMA joins Escambrón Embellece, an environmental event created by local non-profit Scuba Dogs Society (SDS). Head over to their website to learn more about their work!

¡Hasta luego! Closing Event

Join us for one final gathering to cap off an incredible week of learning and building connections with both our esteemed guests and the local community. Expect fantastic music, great local food by La Concha Resort, and a vibrant atmosphere as we come together to celebrate! 

📍La Concha Resort’s Lobby Bar

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Official Bars Event

📍Explore the Official Bars Guide here

Hacienda Santa Ana takes over Ojalá Speakeasy

📍Ojalá Speakeasy

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | Israel Leopoldo Barón

📍173 Grados

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by

Guest Shift | | Mashynne

📍La Concha Resort Lobby 

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sponsored by

*Please note that this agenda is subject to change pending final confirmations and adjustments.

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All Access

$120.00 + IVU

This package was created with industry professionals in mind. It includes access to the ¡Bienvenidos! opening party, all seminars, the Local Brands Tasting Room, and our Closing Celebration.

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All Seminars

$70.00 + IVU

If you’re an industry professional interested in only attending seminars, this package is for you! Enjoy two full days of seminars by our local and international guests.

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Single Events

Starting at $40.00 + IVU

This ticket provides access to individual events of your choosing. You can select from: ¡Bienvenidos! opening party, Seminar Day #1, Seminar Day #2, the Local Brands Tasting Room, the Bartender’s Face Off competition, and our Closing Celebration.

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FAQ

Who can attend PRCW events?

Our events are made for industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts over the age of 18.

Not at all! We offer events and experiences for industry pros and consumers alike. While our seminars are tailored to offer continuing education to cocktail industry professionals, our social events and competitions are meant to be enjoyed by all cocktail enthusiasts. 

¡Bienvenidos! is the opening celebration that will kick off PRCW on Sunday, November 12. This event is open to industry workers and consumers, and it includes great music, local food, meet & greets with our guests, and all the latest cocktail trends.  

Tickets for our ¡Bienvenidos! opening party and our Closing Celebration give you access to cocktails and appetizers as you enjoy the music and celebrate with our community. On the other hand, the tickets for the Bartender’s Face Off competition cover your entrance and sampling options by our sponsoring brands. 

Our seminar day options include an All Seminars package that gives you access to 10 seminars by our local and international guests, but you can also purchase an individual ticket for $40 if you only wish to attend one day. Our seminar days include an Industry Breakfast during which you can network with our guests and industry peers before a full day of seminars. Check out our agenda to see our guest and activities lineup!

Bartender’s Face Off is a bartending tournament that puts bartenders’ skills to the test with cocktail challenges for a good cause. All proceeds from this competition will be donated to a charitable cause.

“Official Bars” refers to bars that participate in our Official Bars program, a core initiative of PRCW. The primary goal of this program is to showcase local talent on an international platform through our events. You can check out our Official Bars Guide to discover a new one today. These bars will serve special cocktail menus during the month of November, so don’t forget to swing by! 

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