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  • Martinez Martini Month is scheduled for September, 17 2016. There will be a Friday Martini Happy Hour, and the closing event will be the much awaited elegant Martinis on the Plaza Gala.

    To purchase tickets for the Martinis on the Plaza Gala:  TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

    All guests must be 21 and over.

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  • The month will highlight the famed history of the Martini as a part of the rich history of Martinez. The birth of the Martini was the result of a miner who walked into a Martinez saloon and requested a bottle of Champagne to celebrate his gold mining success. As the bar did not have Champagne, the bartender offered him a “Martinez Special,” today known as the Martini.

  • "I would like to observe the vermouth from
    across the room while I drink my martini.

    ~ Winston Churchill


  • The 2016 Martinez Martini Happy Hour

    will be held on Friday, September 3, 2016, from 5pm-7pm
    at Martinez Tribune, 725 Ward St., Suite G, Martinez.

    We look forward to seeing you in September.

    2015 Sponsors:

  • Our restaurants and bars participating in the 2016 Martinis on the Plaza Gala, are:

    Behind Home Plate Bar & Grill  •    Martinez Yacht Club
    Barrel Aged  •  Nu-Rays Lounge  •  Whiskey Lane  •  Saucie’s

  • "I never go jogging,
    it makes me spill my martini.

    ~ George Burns


  • Martinis on the Plaza Gala - Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Martinez’ most acclaimed social event, Martinis on the Plaza Gala, is held around the fountain at Ignacio Plaza under twinkling white lights with the gaiety of the post-Depression and World War II era. It is a remembrance of all that is good in America, a revitalization of Swing dancing, the advent of the Rat Pack, and music that makes everyone want to dance. Fabulous food from regional restaurants will be served and Martinis will flow in celebration of the Martini birthplace -- Martinez.

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  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 6:30 pm-10 pm
    Venue: Ignacio Plaza, 525 Henrietta St., Martinez

    Tickets available through this site only
    All guests must be 21 and over.
    For additional information call 925-228-2345

     2016 Event Sponsors are: 

  • Platinum Sponsors:

  • Entertainment Sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsors:

  • Bronze Sponsors:


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  • Participating Restaurants & Bars:


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