Chicago Cocktail Summit
May 22-23, 2016
THE Logan Theatre

Two days of cocktail education and celebration


The Chicago Cocktail Summit seeks to educate—and celebrate—Chicago’s thriving cocktail community. Premiering in May 2016 at the Logan Theatre, this event brings together bar and restaurant professionals as well as amateur cocktail enthusiasts for two days of seminars, demos, tastings, panel discussions, and networking events.


We look at each day of the Chicago Cocktail Summit as a stand-alone event, curated with topics specific to your background and level of experience. Choose the day that's right for you.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
For consumers and home cocktail enthusiasts

Sunday’s program is curated specifically for consumers and home cocktail enthusiasts with a mix of beginner and intermediate level seminars and panel discussions. Topics such as cocktail history, bitters production, ingredient manipulation, and drink-making techniques will be examined. Programming will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Monday, May 23, 2016
For bar and restaurant professionals

Monday features more advanced programming geared towards bar and restaurant professionals. Topics will include in-depth spirits analysis, modern bartending techniques, how to utilize social media to build your personal brand, and tips on how to run a successful beverage program. Programming will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Programming will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. After our the sessions and tastings at Logan Theatre have ended, join us for satellite events at our partner bars and restaurants as we shine a spotlight on Chicago’s most innovative chefs and mixologists.