London Cocktail Week runs from Monday 5th - Sunday 11th October 2015. There are lots of things going on at bars all around London - full details here. But there are also lots of bars that are popping up for one week only, and here is a map and brief guide to them.
Highlights include The Dead Parrot's 'Flying Circus Bar' with Monkey Shoulder in Old Truman's Brewery, and Diageo's World Class Bar in Poland Street, Soho. You'll need a £10 wristband to get into the venues - which you can pick up at the World Class London Cocktail Week Hub in Poland Street - details below.
Buy your wristband from Billetto here
"The World Class London Cocktail Week Hub - inc a point to collect your wristband
When - Mon-Sun 12.30pm-10.30pm
Where - 51 Poland Street, London, W1F 7LZ
This wonderful multi-experience pop-up has something for everyone, from the curious newcomer to seasoned cocktail lovers alike; everyone will be encouraged to celebrate the craft of the cocktail. Here you can collect your wristbands, plan out your week and step into the speakeasy style pop-up hidden through the record shop at 51 Poland Street.
Experience the Tanqueray Art Deco Bar, Ketel One Vodka Kitchen, Haig Club Dining Room, The World Class Bar, The World Class Bartender’s Studio and The World Class Spirits Gift Shop."
Chivas Whisky Bar @ Ruffians
When - Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 4pm-7pm
Where - Ruffians Barbers, 27 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS
Come and enjoy a Chivas Whisky/cocktail or the LCW £5 Chivas Sour at The Chivas Whisky Bar which is popping up at the award-winning Ruffians Barbers in Covent Garden.
The House of Angostura
When - Mon-Sun 5pm-10.30pm
Where - Mezzanine, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW
Up on the mezzanine, overlooking the market, visit the exclusive pop-up house party with live DJ sets, delicious Angostura cocktails, and as with every good house party – people hanging out in the kitchen.
With chilled out vibes and masterclasses by day, and rocking beats by night, their Brand Ambassdor will be on hand to serve up tasty cocktails and expert knowledge all week long.
Friday night will see the big bash – so if you want to get your LCW weekend started with a bang then there’s no better place to start.
The Art of the Old Fashioned
When - Tue-Fri 6pm-11pm
Where - The Art of the Old Fashioned, 347 Old Street, EC1V 9LP
Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Woodford Reserve proudly presents The Art of the Old Fashioned, a one-of-a-kind bar celebrating the classic American cocktail. Set in the heart of Shoreditch and running from 6th – 9th October, the bar will offer an exclusive opportunity to sample a menu collaborated upon internationally.
With each Old Fashioned priced at £5 for London Cocktail Week wristband holders, the bar offers an exclusive opportunity to discover the versatility of this classic cocktail and taste the best from some of the world’s most loved bars.
The Dead Parrot Presents 'The Flying Circus'
When - Mon-Sun Midday-11pm
Where - 2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury St, E1 6QR
Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages (upwards of 18) step right up as the winners of this years Monkey Shoulder Ultimate Bartender Championship present to you a pop up bar like no other!
Hold on tight as they bring you the greatest show on earth, it's 'THE FLYING CIRCUS'.
Those crazy kids from The Dead Parrot bar, in sleepy Sussex, are bringing you not just another themed bar but an emersive freak show, funfair, circus experience! You can expect amazing Monkey Shoulder cocktails, some cracking food as well as games, prizes, fire breathing and a whole load of monkey madness!
Buffalo Bourbon Empire
When - Mon-Fri 5pm-Late
Where - Buffalo Bourbon Empire, 1 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
This London Cocktail Week sees our Buffalo Bourbon Empire return for yet another time to dispel some of your post-summer blues. From the moment you step through the door, immerse yourself in all that is Buffalo Trace. Taste some of the world's great whiskey whilst we transport you to the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Whether you’re learning how to make your favourite cocktails, watching the hilarious comedy duo ‘The Thinking Drinkers’ or just sitting back and relaxing with some sublime drinks, there is a little bit of something for everyone.
The Auchentoshan Takeover
When - Mon-Sun 5pm-2am
Where - Translate Cafe Bar, 12-14 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA
Auchentoshan, the original city malt from Glasgow, will be leaving their unique mark on Translate Cafe Bar, alongside bespoke giveaways, a selection of unique serves and commissioning local street artists to transform the venue. Choose from an extended Auchentoshan drinks menu discounted for LCW wristband holders, including their signature cocktail Auchentoshan Ale made with Auchentoshan American Oak, lemon juice, sugar, redcurrant jelly, bitters and topped with local craft ale.
The Art of Cachaça
When - Mon-Sat 11am-11pm
Where - 155 Bar & Kitchen, 155 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3AF
Interested in learning about Brazil’s National Spirit – both how its made and how to make cocktails with it? Cachaça (ka-SHA-sa), the key ingredient to the popular Caipirinha, is Brazil’s answer to Tequila. Come learn all about the spirit and how to us it in various cocktails, including the Caipirinha.
With a special session on Saturday from 6pm-10pm for Leblon Lounge with Mr. Alex playing Piano (Bossa Nova and MPB)
24 Hour Bar Build
When - Sat 10th September only, 6.30pm - late
Where - N&C Showrooms, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PG
Some of the most prestigious bars from New York, Paris, Singapore and London will be united under one roof for the first time to compete in 24hr Bar Build. The four city teams will be tasked with developing a cutting-edge new cocktail bar concept inspired by one of four world-renowned spirits; Patrón Tequila, GREY GOOSE® vodka, BACARDI® rum and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin."
Where - see map above or map link below
Link 1 - Pop-up Bars at London Cocktail Week
Link 2 - Buy your wristband from Billetto here
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