08 January 2018
by: Julia Celeste
SACC’s legendary evening parties are sparkly delicious fun, filled with music, food, drinks and plenty of hospitality. With four biggies to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong. If you want to enjoy them all, consider purchasing a Tio Mio Pass so you can come and go as you please to all of the parties on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as gain access to the Saturday Tasting Suites, noon – 4 p.m. Or grab a VIP Pass to get all of the Tio Mio perks, plus bump the lines at any party, AND get special invitation-only access to two hot industry parties being held during the weekend.
But if you have to pick just two SACC events to bookend the weekend, the new soirée venues should be reason enough to pop these to the top of the list: Women Shaking it Up on Wednesday night, and Cocktails Under the Sea on Saturday night. Remember, SACC events include food and cocktails in the price – NO cash bars or extra expenses. And it’s all for a good cause.
Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
This special night recognizes all the women bartenders, women chefs and general badass women superheroes who are shaking it up in business, sports, civic leadership and other non-traditional roles. No, it’s NOT a women’s only event. It is for anyone who wants to celebrate women. The party features the creativity of the female bartenders and chefs who influence the hospitality industry. This year it’s being held at ZaZa Gardens, a restored 1880s warehouse that originally operated as a pickling factory. Fitting venue for a cocktail event, no?
Saturday, January 13, 7:30 – 11 p.m.
Closing out the conference with a new venue and new theme, Under the Sea promises a transporting experience at one of San Antonio’s iconic buildings. Look for illuminated entertainment, an ocean of food and drink choices, and an entirely enjoyable way of bidding farewell to SACC 2018.