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SAVE THE DATE – Bristol Cocktail Weekend set to serve new flavour to the city

A brand new cocktail event for Bristol is getting set to shake up the city’s bar scene from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.

05/04/2023

Brought to you by drink and dining festival connoisseurs, Living For The Weekend, and supported by the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), a brand-new-to-the-city event, Bristol Cocktail Weekend, will arrive in Bristol between Thursday 28 September – Sunday 1 October, serving up a cocktail experience full of martinis, margaritas and more.

With a selection of the city’s world-class bars each serving up a signature cocktail as part of the event, Bristol’s residents and visitors alike will spend Thursday ‘til Sunday trying new and innovative cocktail flavours in the city centre, all for a delicious £6 each.

With sponsorship and support from Bristol City Centre BID and after months of planning with the team in Bristol, the event is set to welcome many of the city’s key spots to feature as part of the weekend later this year.

A cocktail adventure like no other, Bristol Cocktail Weekend is the brainchild of Living For The Weekend Founder & Director,  Alex Nicholson-Evans. Championing both hospitality and culture, Alex is working alongside giants of Bristol’s cocktail scene to bring the festival to life – including owner of Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Filthy XII, Ben Alcock, as well as international hospitality master, Akos Rabi.

Founder and Director of Bristol Cocktail Weekend, Alex Nicholson-Evans

What a joy it is to be bringing Bristol Cocktail Weekend to the city! Following hugely successful editions in the Midlands, Bristol welcoming the concept with open arms is a dream come true for us. Whatever your favourite tipple is, this will be a weekend you won’t want to miss. Bristol’s cocktail bars are world-class and trying out some of the best creations they have to offer for just £6 each is a win for cocktail lovers near and far. Our aim with our events is to connect people and celebrate culture with simple pleasures - in this case, sipping a delicious cocktail in the fantastic city of Bristol. What could be better? See you in September.

Working in cocktail bars since he was 18, Ben Alcock has numerous accolades to his name – not least being a Finalist for GQ Bartender of the Year in 2022. Akos Rabi has worked in hospitality all over the world and opened Loose Cannon on Millennium Promenade in 2018. Both are passionate supporters of the city’s bar scene.

Taking place in the heart of Bristol across multiple venues, Bristol Cocktail Weekend, supported by Bristol City Centre BID, will celebrate local hospitality and culture, the art of cocktail making – and the good times that are synonymous with the city of Bristol and its thriving night time economy. Add into the mix a selection of tasty food offers from go-to eateries in the city centre, plus a whole week of events, Bristol has well and truly stirred up the ultimate cocktail experience.

Part of an expanding family of festivals, including Birmingham Cocktail Weekend and Birmingham Restaurant Festival, venues for Bristol Cocktail Weekend are beginning their planning and will be announced when tickets go on sale later this month. Save the date and stay tuned for venue and entertainment news and more by following the event on Facebook and Instagram, as well as getting first pick on tickets by signing up to the event’s e-news.

Head of Bristol City Centre BID, Vicky Lee

We’re over the moon to finally announce that we are key supporters in bringing Bristol Cocktail Weekend to the city. Bristol is home to some of the best cocktail bars in the country - and Bristol Cocktail Weekend landing in the city centre will serve to champion these local hospitality heroes and their creations ever further. Mark your diaries and whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or a no/low lover, prepare to taste some top tier tipples this September.
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