Cocktails are quite possibly one of the best creations and they may just be one out there for everyone. Luckily for weegies, the city is hosting a week dedicated to splendid and mouth-watering cocktails created by local bars, restaurants, hotels and more.
Taking place from September 23 to October 2, Glasgow Cocktail Week is set to bring the party with a jam-packed line-up of fun immersive events, secret takeovers, brunches, masterclasses and immersive tastings announced in partnership with alcohol brands such as Bacardi and Grey Goose. From making in your very own mojito with Bacardi to enjoying a silent disco at VEGA alongside imaginative drinks pairings from Glasgow bars, there’s an cocktail event to suit your taste.
Celebrating cocktail culture across the city, almost 40 of Glasgow’s most-loved venues are taking part to bring memorable moments and delicious drinks to the festival including popular cocktail hangouts VEGA, Dakota, Raddison Red, The Gate, Ralph & Finns, Absent Ear and Blue Dog. Ticket holders will once again have access to hundreds of exclusive discounted cocktails and unlock Glasgow Cocktail Week menus featuring imaginative serves with their wristbands at a host of top venues across the city.
Newly opened El Jefe’s will also be taking over a PATRÓN Tequila and Taco Cantina and popping up by The Parlour with a truckload of tacos and tasty drinks including PATRÓN margaritas, effervescent Palomas and a fiery Picante.
Credit: VEGAIf you loved last year’s Silent Disco Drinks in the Sky – it’s back, bigger and neon-lit with even more extra Instagrammable delights. You can grab a drink from one of their cloud nine bars, sit on our mojito bike or snap a selfie with Bacardi wings before sliding on a pair of headphones and enjoying three DJ channels each matched with a different cocktail. From mojitos to margaritas, the silent disco in the sky in the stunning surroundings of VEGA at YOTEL Glasgow is not to be missed.
Glasgow Cocktail Week organiser, Nicola Moir, said: “This year we have a ton of new memorable events, cracking drinks and new participating venues ready to give you an exciting cocktail experience across the city. Glasgow’s on trade is always innovating, and we can’t wait to share the exclusive imaginative cocktails they’ve created for this year’s festival. Make sure you join us on our cocktail adventures and city-wide takeovers – it’s going to be EPIC!”
For all the brunch and cocktail lovers there is a brunch series during Glasgow Cocktail Week just for you. Grey Goose is bringing the party with a brunch series set in iconic venues, and be sure to look out for some secret events popping up in locations near you.
Festival wristbands for Glasgow Cocktail Week are now on sale and start from £5, with group festival wristbands priced at £15 for four festival wristbands. The Silent Disco events costs £15, which includes the silent disco, two drinks and Instagrammable activations, and cocktail masterclasses start from £6.50.
So, the countdown has officially begun for cocktail lovers with only four weeks to go, and we cannot wait.