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Experience the taste of over 100 ultra-premium spirits at this year's Craft Spirits Carnival. The 2019 event features all types of beverages including absinthe, bourbon, vodka, rum, tequila, whiskey, and more.
This popular Grand Tasting is from 2pm to 5pm on both Saturday, September 21 and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, September 22. All activities are at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio.
The best part about this event is that you can sample as many different flavors as you want. All are handcrafted, premium spirits from independent distilleries.
In addition, your ticket will also gain you entry into the Craft Beer Saloon. This area offers unlimited tastings from craft breweries from the Bay Area and beyond.
If you find something you love, you can buy a bottle or two from the brands right on the spot.
As you enjoy your beverages, you will also be entertained by a variety of dancers and entertainers. It's a fun and unique way to spend the evening in San Francisco!
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You can purchase tickets for either Saturday, Sunday, or a 2-Day Pass. General admission tickets start at $100 per day. The 2-Day Pass is $150.
All ticket prices quoted above also include a small service charge.
Discounted Tickets: You will also find a limited number of tickets at a discount on Goldstar.com. Click here for details.
If you want to stay near the Craft Spirits Carnival, your best bet is to stay in Union Square. This is where you will find the largest concentration of hotels in SF. Click here for my recommendations in Union Square.
You will also find some great options all around the Metreon in the South of Market (SoMa) district. Click here for more recommendations nearby.
If you are still looking for hotels, make sure to check out the deals on TripAdvisor. This is the best way to save on your stay. Click here to learn more.
Beach Blanket Babylon: This funny musical is a San Francisco classic. It includes outrageous costumes and characters. It pokes fun at pop culture including politics, celebrities, and other current events. It's reworked each week, so it is always up-to-date. It's a must see for anyone spending time in San Francisco. Click here to learn more.
Theater Performances: All month long, you will find a variety of theater shows from traveling Broadway productions to local pieces. You will find at least two or three each night and more on the weekend. Find a full schedule of upcoming theater shows here.
Discounted Tickets: Add to your San Francisco experience by finding additional events at up to half-off on Goldstar. On their site, you will find tickets to tours, cruises, and other events. It's a great way to see and do even more. Click here to check out their current selection.
Festivals: Discover a full list of SF festivals this month and throughout the year. They range from street fairs such as the Union Street Fair and the North Beach Festival to indoor wine tasting events. Find a full calendar here.
SF MOMA: One of the most popular museums in San Francisco is the Museum of Modern Art. This lovely museum features thousands of pieces from around the world. You will find everything from photography to statues inside. Click here for additional details on visiting this famous SF museum.
Museum of African Diaspora: Another great museum nearby is the Museum of African Diaspora. This high-tech museum features interesting interactive displays, audio exhibits, and a theater where you get to select which movies to view. The top floor of the museum also includes exhibit space and hosts popular traveling exhibits throughout the year. Click here to learn more about visiting this SF gem.
Are you planning on visiting many of SF's top museums? If so, then make sure you check how you can save with the CityPASS. It includes admission to the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, and the Aquarium of the Bay. You will also receive a 7-Day Muni pass as well as a ticket on a 60-minute SF Bay Cruise. Save up to 42% on San Francisco's Muni and 4 other attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!
Shopping: One of the biggest draws to the Union Square area is the shopping. You will find top brand name stores such as Macy's, Tiffany's, and Louis Vuitton. Walk a few blocks off the square and you will find great deals at places such as H&M and Zara. Click here for more details about shopping in Union Square.
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