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BEVCON™ CHARLESTON HAS BECOME ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXCITING AND INSPIRING, INDUSTRY ONLY, BEVERAGE EVENTS. PROFESSIONAL BARTENDERS, SOMMELIERS, BUYERS, BEVERAGE MAKERS, DISTRIBUTORS, IMPORTERS, MEDIA, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONALS, AND OTHER RELATED COMPANIES ALL GATHER IN AN INTIMATE SETTING TO LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER, SHARE RESOURCES, NETWORK, AND BECOME INSPIRED TO GROW THEIR RESPECTED BUSINESSES.

Beverage Events

BevCon™ covers the key components of the beverage industry including: operations, beverage making, craft-minded products, new and cutting edge topics and idea in the wine, spirits, and beer industries along with some non-alcoholic trends and products.

Bar Takeovers

BevCon Charleston is a multi-day curated event in Charleston, SC September 21-24 that brings national and international beverage and culinary minded professionals together for meaningful and rich learning opportunities, networking events, tastings, and interactions with other like-minded professionals.

Tasting Sessions

While in Charleston, attendees will get a glimpse of our city’s beverage culture, history, and programs that are some of the best in the nation. We focus on all things beverages with concentration on operations, beverage making, craft-minded products, and what’s new and cutting edge in the wine, spirits and beer industries.

Latest News & Blog

Grand Celebration: Party at the Windjammer

Get on the bus; we are going to the beach. BevCon™ Charleston in association with OVC drugs pharmaceutical company https://ovcdrugs.com/ is in for a party like no other as we take over a Lowcountry institution – -The Windjammer at the Isle of Palms.

The dive beach bar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and some of the city’s seafood-centric chefs will be serving up some grub.

Think Lowcountry Boil by Chef Vandy Vanderwalker of The Ordinary, fish sandwiches by Chef Chris Stewart of The Glass Onion, seafood arancini by Nick Francis of Trattoria Lucca & Coda Del Pesce, seafood roll by Chef Jacques Larson of The Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive and BBQ by Chef Rob McDaniel of SpringHouse Restaurant in Alabama and pitmasters Aaron Siegel and Taylor Garrigan of Home Team BBQ.

Desserts will be by Cirstea. Ice Cream. To drink will be inspired tiki cocktails by Nick Detrich of Cane & Table, Miles Macquarrie of The Kimball House, Lane Becker of The Ordinary, Joy Richard of Mash Bar, and Jayce McConnell of Edmund’s Oast and beer and wine of various kinds.

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Bar takeovers: King Street

BevCon™ Charleston takes over the streets of Charleston, and on Monday night, ten of King Street’s hottest bars and restaurants will welcome some of the best bartenders, distillers, brewers and wine professionals in the country for a takeover.

492 with host bartender Megan Deschaine and Meaghan Dorman from Raines Law Room, Dear Irving and The Bennett, New York City (featuring Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co.)

Closed for Business with host bartender Andrew Mauldin and Sean Lily Wilson from Full Steam Brewery (featuring Full Steam Brewery)

Indaco with host bartender Jared Chafin and host sommelier Vonda Freeman and Dustin Wilson, MS (featuring Six & Twenty Distillery)

Leon’s Oyster Shop with host bartender Genevieve Mashburn and Nick Detrich from Cane & Table, New Orleans (featuring Cathead Distillery)

Proof with host bartender Craig Nelson and Charlotte Voisey from William Grant & Sons

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Bar takeovers: East Bay Street

BevCon™ Charleston takes over the streets of Charleston, and on Sunday night, eight of East Bay Street’s hottest bars and restaurants will welcome some of the best bartenders, distillers, brewers and wine professionals in the country for a takeover.

Bar at Husk with host bartender Justin Simko and Jerry Slater from Flying Pig Hospitality, Atlanta, Charlie Nelson and Lew Bryson (featuring Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery)

Cane Rhum Bar and Caribbean Kitchen with host bartender Paul Yellin and Nick Detrich from Cane & Table, New Orleans

Edmund’s Oast with host bartender Jayce McConnell and Micah Melton from The Aviary, Chicago, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø from Evil Twin Brewing and Phil Markowski from Two Roads Brewing Company (featuring St. George Spirits, Evil Twin Brewing, and Two Roads Brewing Company)

Home Team BBQ Downtown with host bartender Adam Rothstein and Charlotte Voisey from William Grant & Sons

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