San Antonio River Foundation

Thank you to everyone who made the 8th Annual Rivertini a huge success. 

Please join us next year on Thursday, March 23rd. 












The San Antonio River Foundation & U.S. Bartenders' Guild San Antonio Chapter Present
An SA2020 "Certified Awesome" Event

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The San Antonio River Foundation and U.S. Bartenders' Guild San Antonio Chapter bring you the 8th 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 underwritten by AmeriPro Home Loans. Click HERE to see the full list of competitors! You will spend a dazzling evening by the River on the Museum Reach with music, hors d'oeuvres and the most creative drinks in San Antonio. The top drink will be selected by a panel of industry and celebrity judges (Click HERE to see full list of 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.

Don't forget to buy your duckie for the Lucky Duck Drawing! Win prizes that are hundreds & thousands of dollars! 



Thursday, March 31, 2016
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Wyndham Garden Riverwalk-Museum Reach

Please drink responsibly. Click HERE to see how you can be safe after Rivertini. 

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Tickets & Lucky Duck Drawing

(Online sales end 3/31. Lucky Duck cash sales at event. No ticket sales at event.) 

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Event Supporters:

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Bartender Competitors 

Justin Cruz of Alchemy Kombucha & Culture Luis Diaz of Ocho
Bruno Sad of Bohanan's Karah Carmack of Paramour
Janessa Flowers of Barbaro Roy Dutton of Paramour
Rene Trevino of Concrete Jungle David Naylor of Park Social
Hector Vargas of Cork Bar Cody Cruz of Park Social
Zulcoralis Rodrigues of Esquire Tavern 2ND PLACE WINNER Jordan Corney of Peggy's On The Green
Myles Worrell of Esquire Tavern 3RD PLACE WINNER Vasari Filippone of Tacos & Tequila
Sara Bass of Grayze  1ST PLACE WINNER Michael Miller of TBA
Cassidy Collins of Grayze 1ST PLACE WINNER Stephan Mendez of The Last Word
Benjamin Krick of Juniper Tar Brendan Sills of The Worm
Raquel Contrero of Luke Jason Dady of Tre Tratoria
Keith Hernandez of Luke Oscar Quiroga of Viva Taco Land
Joshua Bryand of NAO Priscilla Velasco of Zocca PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER

Judging Panel

  • Anet Alanis, Owner, Pig Liquors
  • John McCormack, Fox San Antonio KABB 29 Host
  • Chef John Russ, Executive Chef, Luke
  • Eileen Pace, Morning Edition Host, Texas Public Radio
  • JoAnne Boone, Owner, Rio San Antonio Cruises
  • Patricia Pratchett, Co-Founder of the Artist Foundation S.A. 
  • Kimberly Crawford & Esteban Solis, KABB Hosts/ Riverwalk King & Queen
  • Jesus Toro Martinez, Artist
  • Agosto Cuellar, Fashion Designer/ StyleLushTV Co-host
  • Mario Vasquez, President, Alamo Consultants, LLC
  • Houston Eaves, President, US Bartenders' Guild
  • Chris Ware, Beverage Director, Paramour
  • Steve Graham, Assistant General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
  • Garrett Heath, Founder, SA Flavor
  • Chef Johnny Hernandez, Owner, La Gloria/Fruteria/Casa Hernan

Venue & Parking

Wyndham Garden Riverwalk- Museum Reach, 103 9th St. Valet parking is $5; street parking is available nearby. Yellow cab has generously donated a limited number of ride vouchers! Be sure you have a safe ride home. 

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Post-Event Safety 

It is very important to make sure everyone at the 8th Annual Rivertini has an opportunity to make safe choices after the event. Rivertini will include 25 cocktails of sample size, we encourage everyone to DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

The Wyndham Garden Riverwalk- Museum Reach is offering a discounted rate of $129 per room after Rivertini on Thursday, March 31st. Please book your room in advance at 210-515-4555, mention "Rivertini" for this discount. 

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. 

Sponsor Opportunities

We are offering several sponsorship levels, each with numerous benefits including promotion, tickets, hotel-stays and more! Click the buttons below for details. For questions, contact Shana Avery at 210.224.2694 or

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Click here for a full downloadable flyer

Interested in volunteering? We would love your help!


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).