Thirst Boston is New England’s premier cocktail festival held September 12-13, 2020. The weekend includes opportunities for classes, events, and parties all revolving around cocktails and spirits. Attendees participate in a range of courses from an intro-level Cognac class to an advanced hands-on tiki workshop. Everyone is welcome and there are topics for all.


Thirst Scholars Program

Thirst Scholars is a work-study program where a select group of ten bartenders from all over the continent come to Boston to receive hands-on training in event production while attending high-level education about spirits and the spirit industry. In addition to helping with logistics, Thirst Scholars attend educational programming at Thirst Boston and are given priority access to all seminars, classes, and tastings. After Thirst Boston, Scholars remain in Boston to partake in an intensive, accelerated spirit education program.

Applications Closed


Volunteer at Thirst Boston

We are seeking volunteers to help us make this festival a success. As a volunteer, you’ll be asked to show up for one pre-event meeting (dates TBD). In exchange for your shift, you’ll get access to two seminar tickets, three State Lines tickets, or one Blender Bender ticket.

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