Here are a list of frequently asked questions that will help you enjoy Bourbon and Bacon Fest
When do tickets go on sale?
Soon! Sign up for our email list here to be notified as soon as they go on sale.
Is this event 21+?
Yes, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Valid photo I.D. is needed along with a ticket to gain entry.
How do I buy tickets?
Which bourbons will be available at the event?
The bourbon list is being updated constantly. To see the most current list of bourbons being featured at Bourbon and Bacon Fest, click here.
Which restaurants will be at the event?
The working list of restaurants can be found here.
Is there a limit on food tastings?
Yes. This year, each food tasting requires that you relinquish one sampling punch from your card provided upon entry. VIPs are limited to 12 food samples, one from each restaurant. GA tickets are limited to 10 food samples, one from each restaurant. However, Bourbon and Bacon “Snacks” will be available and are unlimited in sampling.
Is there a limit on bourbon tastings?
Yes, each bourbon sample requires that you relinquish one sampling punch from your card provided upon entry. General Admission ticket holders receive 10 sampling punches, VIP ticket holders receive 12 sampling punches.
How does the VIP Bourbons work?
All bourbons at Bourbon and Bacon will have limited edition / private stock bourbons available for you to try, instead of trying to other products available for GA Ticket holders. You are still limited to 12 punches on your card, so you must decide how you want to use them.
What happens if I don’t finish my punch card before the session is over?
Last Call for each session will be 10 minutes prior to the session’s end. No refunds will be given for any unused food or bourbon punches.
Where is the Castle?
The Castle is located at 130 Columbus Ave in Boston, MA.
Where do I park?
There are many garages and lots located within walking distance to The Castle.
Here are a few:
– 10 St. James Street (Central Parking)
– 200 Stuart Street Garage
– 201 Stuart Street Garage
I’m taking the T, where do I get off?
Take the Green Line to Arlington and then walk south on Arlington Street for 2 blocks to The Castle.
Where do I go when I arrive?
If you arrive at the Castle prior to the event, VIPs can line up to the left with the line heading down the sidewalk towards Smith & Wollensky’s. General Admission Ticket holders can line up to the right of the doors, with the line headed up Columbus Ave towards Berkeley Street.
Do I need to print my ticket?
We prefer that you print your ticket. It is easier for scanners to read a printed ticket.
Is there security?
Yes, security checks ID’s as well as bags upon entry. There will also be metal detector wanding.
Will there be entertainment?
Yes, live music will be provided by Brian Richard.
Can I have Bourbon and Bacon Fest info sent to my email?
Yes, sign up for our email list here.
Are shirts available for VIP ticket holders again?
To keep things fresh, VIPs will be given a VIP swag bag with some cool memorabilia included from this year’s Bourbon and Bacon fest. However, if you’d like a Bourbon and Bacon fest t shirt, head over to the MERCH SALES area at the festival and shop for one!
Why am I waiting to buy a ticket?
We’re not sure what could be holding you back. If you have questions, please contact us here.