Negroni Week News

2018 Negroni Week Events

June 1, 2018

Throughout Negroni Week, there will be all sort of special celebrations taking place around the country, and the world. We’ll be updating this list regularly as we get details on events. Some are ticketed, some are free—all are benefitting a charitable organization for our 2018 list of charity partners. If you have an event you’d like to submit, email the details to [email protected]

Milwaukee Kick-Off
To celebrate the start of Negroni Week week, The Outsider is hosting an opening party benefitting No Kid Hungry. There will be a DJ performing, and they’ll be offering five Negroni variations: Frozen Negroni, Classic, Boulevardier, White Negroni and Negroni Sbagliatio.
12-8 p.m.
The Outsider, 310 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI

Negroni Week Kick-Off Concert
City Winery in Boston will be kicking off Negroni Week with a special concert featuring Dave Wells, Matt Charette and the Truer Sound, and Johnny Trama & the B3 Kings. Click here for tickets.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
City Winery, 80 Beverly St., Boston, MA

PRE-GAME NW18 Nashville Kickoff
Get ready to kick off Negroni Week @pinewoodsocial – Nashville Edition!
Negronis at 9 p.m. |  Teams bowl at 10 p.m.
Pinewood Social, 33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN

San Antonio Negroni Week Kick-Off Party
5-7 p.m.
Still Golden, 1900 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX

Garibaldi Social with Strange Hotels
Kick-off Negroni Week on the patio with live jams by Strange Hotels. Serving: Doug Fir Negroni, Garibaldi Negroni, and Aperol Spritz. Benefitting Inspire Artistic Minds.
5-7 p.m.
Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR

Inspire Artistic Minds Negroni Competition
Join one of our official Negroni Week Charity Partners, Inspire Artistic Minds, in celebrating the start of Negroni Week with a fun Negroni competition featuring eight talented bartenders! The event is open to the public and requires a $10 donation upon entrance, which gets you tastes from each competitor, a voting card so you have a voice as who should win, and food.
5-8 p.m.
Mesa Lounge, 725 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA

Negroni Class at The Boston Shaker
Learn all about the iconic classic cocktail at Boston’s best barware shop.
7-8:30 p.m.
The Boston Shaker, 69 Holland St, Somerville, MA

Rumpari Rumparty
If Count Negroni took a vacation to Jamaica he’d order the island’s go-to of Campari with Wray & Nephew. Come drink it #upindaclub. Benefitting Oregon Humane Society & Oregon Food Bank.
9-11 p.m.
Rum Club, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR

Roll the Dice Social Hour at 1919
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Bar 1919, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX

Patio Sessions With the Lower 48
Kick off Negroni Week on the patio with Negronis and live music by The Lower 48.
5-7 p.m.
Doug Fir Patio, 830 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR

Aperitivo “Hour” at Spoke Wine Bar
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spoke Wine Bar, 89 Holland St, Somerville, MA

Built in Glass
Legend tells that in 1919 Italian Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favorite cocktail – the Americano – by replacing the soda water with gin then built and served in the same glass. One hundred years later, we’ve witnessed much change to that method. Using Mazama glassware and PDX Ice, guest bartender Douglas Derrick will offer a menu of traditional and modern Negroni variations. Benefitting Oregon Food Bank.
4-7 p.m.
Enoteca Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR

Best Buds Bartending Club
Off Color Brewing Mousetrap is celebrating with a special Best Buds Bartending Club, Negroni Week edition.
6-9 p.m.
Off Color Brewing Mousetrap, 1460 Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL

Aperitivo “Hour” at Temple Bar
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Negroni Cocktail Deconstruction
Each guest will enjoy their own assortment of charcuterie items paired with Campari, vermouth and gin. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Get tickets here.
7-9 p.m.
The Hoppy Monk, 1010 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX

Step back in time in the Circa 33 Speakeasy for Negroni flights, Negroni Jell-O shots, while DJ Powerless spins prohibition-era 78s. Benefitting Oregon Food Bank.
8-11 p.m.
Circa 33, 3348 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR

Negroni “Sip and Spin”
Bring and play your own records as you sip Negronis.
9-11 p.m.
The Independent, 75 Union Square, Somerville, MA

Late-Night Negronis
End your evening with Negronis at Brass Union with a live DJ.
11 p.m.-close
Brass Union, 70 Union Square, Somerville, MA

Come enjoy Renata’s beautiful patio and listen to DJ Dirty Red’s live set, and the Sgroppino Slushy Negroni. Benefitting Mercy Corps.
5-7 p.m.
Renata, 626 SE Main St., Portland, OR

The Happiest Boulevardier
Enjoy jazz while you sip Boulevardiers.
5-7:30 p.m.
Jazz TX, Building 6, 312 Pearl Pkwy #6001, San Antonio, TX

Negroni Night at Billy Sunday
Swing by to try four versions of the Negroni and visit with Imbibe Digital Content Editor, Emma Janzen, who’ll behind the bar helping raise money for PAWS.
6-9 p.m.
Billy Sunday, 3143 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL

Silent Auction Fundraiser
Head to Kettner Exchange for a silent auction featuring everything from stand-up paddle boards, five-course dinners, military-grade watches, BBQ sets, and more—all proceeds will benefit One More Wave.
7 p.m.
Kettner Exchange, 2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA

Peroni Negronis at Capo
Enjoy two beloved Italian classics at one of the busiest spots in South Boston.
7-9 p.m.
Capo, 443 West Broadway, South Boston, MA

Better of Red
Paint yourself red and head over to the party and enjoy everything of the same color. Nantucket Red doesn’t count! Benefitting Oregon Food Bank.
9-11 p.m.
Solo Club, 2110 NW Raleigh St., Portland, OR

Negroni Mignonette
Stop by for oysters on the half-shell with Negroni mignonette paired and livened 
up with shrub-based Negroni. Benefitting Oregon Food Bank.
5-7 p.m.
The Waiting Room, 2327 NW Kearny St., Portland, OR

Aperitivo “Hour”
6-8 p.m.
The Rising,1172 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Negroni Hands, Jazz Bands
Step back into the 1940s with a vintage Negroni Cocktail Party. Don your best vintage clothes to enjoy classic jazz from the Devin Phillips Trio while enjoying a Bluehour Negroni.
9-11 p.m.
Bluehour, 250 NE 13th Ave., Portland, OR

How to Negroni
Get the know-how and tools to make a Negroni—the right way—at home. Benefitting Oregon Food Bank. TICKETED EVENT. Buy advanced tickets at
12-2 p.m.
Enoteca Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR

Sbagliato Brunch
12-2 p.m.
River Bar, 661 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA

Charity Bartenders Brawl
$5 entry includes 1 drink ticket all proceeds go to the winners charity of choice.
3-6 p.m.
Andaz Hotel, 14 Barnard St, Savannah, GA

Each of the bartenders at The Fireside has created their own Negroni variation, and there’s a live DJ to go with the late-night party vibes. Benefitting WILD.
10 p.m.-Midnight
The Fireside, 801 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR

Clear Mind Brunch
After a week of celebrating, Produce Row is bringing together Brew Dr. Kombucha, good brunch food and, of course, Negronis! Benefitting Oregon Food Bank.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Produce Row Cafe, 204 SE Oak St, Portland, OR

Negroni Week at KEX Fest
Kettner Exchange’s annual KEX Fest is happening during Negroni Week this year, so they’re bringing the two events together. During the festival, the entire downstairs bar at Kettner will be dedicated to all things Negroni Week, including a pop-up for Negroni Week Charity Partner, One More Wave.
1-6 p.m.
Kettner Exchange, 2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA

USBG OKC Presents: Negroni Week Showdown
Come celebrate Negroni Week with the Oklahoma City USBG!  16 bars will be showing off their Negroni variations and need your support, with the winning cocktail dictating which charity receives the most money!  Event is open to the public, $15 donation at the door, proceeds given to charities selected by  the competitors.
6 – 9 pm
Tower Theater, 425 NW 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK