San Antonio River Foundation

Please join us for the 10th Annual Rivertini, premier cocktail competition, on Thursday, October 4th, 2018.





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*Online ticket sales have ended. General Admission tickets will be on sale at the door for $75*

The San Antonio River Foundation and U.S. Bartender's Guild San Antonio present the 9th Annual Rivertini, a premier cocktail competition. We invite you to sample cocktails from the bartenders of San Antonio's top bars and restaurants as they compete for cash prizes. You will spend a dazzling evening by the River on the Museum Reach with music by JJ Lopez, hors d'oeuvres provided by Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen, and the most creative drinks in San Antonio. The top drink will be selected by a panel of industry judges; the People's Choice cocktail will be decided by you!

Rivertini, an SA2020 "Certified Awesome" event, will support the Foundation's continuing efforts to bring dynamic contemporary art to the Museum and Mission Reaches so that everyone has a chance to be immersed in the artistic expression and natural beauty of the River.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm
(VIPs early entrance at 5:00pm)
Wyndham Garden Riverwalk-Museum Reach
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Thanks to our sponsors

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Rivertini is also supported by

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*Online ticket sales have ended. General Admission tickets will be on sale at the door for $75*

Each ticket will grant admission to this exclusive event where guests will have access to 20 creative cocktails only available at this event as well as complimentary hors d'oeuvres, provided by Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen. VIP's will have free parking at the Pearl Brewery, a free river barge shuttle from parking at Pearl to the event, bonus cocktail from Grazye on Grayson and lite bites courtesy of Hawx Burger Bar, early admittance (5pm, rather than 6pm) and a Fiesta medal. 

General Admission: $75

Lucky Duck Drawing

*Online Lucky Duck ticket sales have ended. Lucky Ducks will be for sale at Rivertini for event guests to purchase*

Whether you attend this extraordinary event or have other plans for the evening you can "buy a duckie" and have the chance to win prizes worth hundreds and thousands of dollars! 

How it works

Once you "buy a duckie," your name will be assigned to a number which is written on the bottom of an actual rubber duckie. That duckie will be placed in the pool at the Wyndham Garden- Museum Reach during Rivertini. At Rivertini, a duckie will be drawn from the pool for each prize. The name of the person associated with the number on the bottom of the chosen duckie is the winner of that prize. Winners will be announced and texted at Rivertini. You do NOT need to be present at Rivertini to win. However, all of the prizes will physically be at Rivertini, we encourage you to come! 

You will NOT receive an actual ticket or duckie. You will NOT be able to select the number of your duckie. If you have questions, please email or call 210.224.2694. 

Generous donors include: 

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Bartender Competitors/Judging 

Congratulations to the following bartenders who were selected through the juried process by the U.S. Bartender's Guild San Antonio. Meet the top bartenders in San Antonio: 

The judges for the event as are follows:

Samantha Burgess/Culinary Institute of America, Houston Eaves/USBG, Claudia and Michael Garofalo/News 4  San Antonio, Blair Johnson/William Grant & Sons, Stephan Mendez/USBG, Chef Nelson Millan/SA Country Club, Michael Rogers/USBG, Christopher Ware/USBG

Venue & Parking

Wyndham Garden Riverwalk- Museum Reach, 103 9th St. Valet parking is $5; street parking is available nearby. Providence Catholic School, 1215 N. St. Mary's, has generously allowed Rivertini guests to park in their parking lot. Please see this map for details: Parking Map.pdf. Entry gates to the lot will close at 8PM. The lot's exit gate will close at 10PM. If your vehicle is not out of the parking lot by 10PM, it will be locked inside and not available for retrieval until the next morning. There are no exceptions. 

Drinking Responsibly 

It is very important to make sure everyone at the 9th Annual Rivertini has an opportunity to make safe choices after the event. Rivertini will include over 20 cocktails of sample size, we encourage everyone to DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

The Wyndham Garden Riverwalk- Museum Reach is offering a discounted rate after Rivertini on Thursday, March 23rd. Please book your room in advance by clicking the link below or using the corporate code: 69043821. 


Yellow Cab San Antonio has generously donated $10 ride vouchers for those who need a safe ride after the event. These will be available at time of taxi hail at Rivertini. 


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for this event! Please click the button below to see all spots available. For more information, please contact Kelley Phillips at

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San Antonio River Foundation, 100 East Guenther, San Antonio, Texas 78204 | 210.224.2694

The San Antonio River Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization recognized under section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code and has been designated as a “public charity” under sections 509(a)(I) 170(b)(A)(VI).