Are you a fan of pork and beer? You’re in luck if you’re staying one of the downtown San Diego hotels. Pig out at the Bacon and Barrel Festival in downtown San Diego on Saturday, March 21st where the best chefs in the city will serve small plates of bacon throughout the day. Guests can sample a variety of different bacon flavors, which will be paired with bourbon, wine, and craft beer. Guests will also be able to vote on a mixologist and chef that will be named 2016 Jefe del Porko with celebrity judges in attendance. The artisan festival is one of the most anticipated events of the season for foodies who want to try new twists on traditional bacon and order unique beverages that come straight out of the barrel.
All of the beverages that are served will be bacon-based or bacon-inspired with cocktails and brews that foodies can enjoy sampling all throughout the day. The event will also have local and artisan vendors in attendance for a chance to shop for handmade goods to take home.
Guests can enjoy chowing down on the best bacon in the city while listening to live music from The Spazmatics and other local bands that will rock the night away with their original tunes. You might also get a chance to play different games while checking out live chef and mixology demos every hour.
Bacon and Barrels Festival is an all-day event that will be hosted at the Embarcadero Marina Park south with doors opening at 12pm for VIP ticket holders and those with early entry tickets. General admission ticket holders can enter at 1pm. The event supports the Create Community Foundation, which provides financial assistance and grants to Youth-at-Risk in the city. The event will even use biodegradable and compostable napkins, cutlery, and cups in order to keep downtown green.
General admission is $50 and VIP tickets are $90 per person. All ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age.
If you plan on drinking during the event, be sure to plan ahead and book your stay at a downtown San Diego hotel like the Pacific Inn. Our affordable hotel is centrally located in the city and enables guests to visit some of the most popular destinations in San Diego, including Seaport Village, Little Italy, and the Gaslamp Quarter. Go online to check for rates and availability or call 1-800-571-2933 to speak with a friendly Reservation Manager.