Bar & Restaurant Expo 2024 Brings the Parties!

The 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo is all about unlocking your profit potential, but it’s also about unlocking some fun! So when you’re done walking the show floor or sitting in on our conference sessions, get ready to raise a glass and celebrate with other industry professionals.

Welcome Kickoff Party, Monday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Ayu Dayclub, Resorts World Las Vegas

Gear up for a few days of fun, learning, and discovery with our Kickoff Party! Included in all passes, the Kickoff Party allows you to connect with other owners/operators; suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers; and industry experts in a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere. Sponsors will be slinging complimentary beverages that showcase the latest trends and innovations, so be sure to add this party to your calendar!

Happy Hours

Available to add on to any pass, our networking Happy Hours are the place to discover fresh ideas, explore collaboration opportunities, or simply unwind after a busy day—and we’re offering TWO this year! Both will be held at the AZILO Ultra Lounge in the SAHARA Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 19 and will feature complimentary cocktails from our sponsors.

Industry Networking Happy Hour: Early Access starting at 6 p.m.

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Your first time at the Bar & Restaurant Expo can be daunting—meet up with other first timers to swap stories and strategies, make a buddy to walk the Expo Hall with, or simply socialize and find new connections!

Industry Happy Hour: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., the happy hour opens to all Expo attendees who have added on the event to their registration.

Have a drink, reconnect with old friends or make new ones, and wind down after the first day of the Expo.

Platinum Parties

Returning for 2024, the Bar & Restaurant Expo will host two Platinum Parties. We’ll take over two of Las Vegas’ hottest clubs for experiences exclusive to the Bar & Restaurant Expo. Held between 9:00-11:00 p.m., we promise these private parties will be a one-of-a-kind chance to experience Vegas nightlife!

  • Platinum Party I: Monday, March 18, XS Nightclub, Wynn
  • Platinum Party II: Tuesday, March 19, OMNIA Nightclub, Caesars Palace

Networking Tips

Whether it's your first Bar & Restaurant Expo or your tenth, it can still be daunting to enter a room full of people and start networking. So here are some tips for making the most of your time at our networking events and parties.

Plan Ahead: Go in with a plan. What do you want to learn? Who do you want to meet? Set reasonable expectations on yourself and have some conversation starters in mind.

Use the App: Make the most of our Expo app to connect with people before the parties so that when you walk in, you already have a group of people to seek out.

Business Cards: Bring business cards or have a digital version with a QR code people can scan. Unique business cards can even serve as a talking point.

Converse, Don't Pitch: Unlike the Expo floor where you have a limited amount of time to interact with people and selling is expected, parties are a laid back atmosphere. Take the time to get to know people before you launch into pitching.

Follow Up: When you get home after the Expo, be sure to follow up with those you met at the parties to keep the conversation going and foster a relationship.


With early bird rates in effect through January 22, 2024, now is the time to register for the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo, March 18-20, 2024 in Las Vegas!


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Plan to Attend or Participate in the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo, March 18-20, 2024

To learn about the latest trends, issues and hot topics, and to experience and taste the best products within the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, plan to attend Bar & Restaurant Expo 2024 in Las Vegas. Early bird registration is now open!

To book your sponsorship or exhibit space at the 2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo, contact:

Veronica Gonnello ​(for companies A to G)​ e: [email protected]​ p: 212-895-8244

​Tim Schultz​ (for companies H to Q) ​e: [email protected]​ p: 917-258-8589

Fadi Alsayegh ​(for companies R to Z)​ e: [email protected] p: 917-258-5174​

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