Attend This: Cocktails in the City 2023By Elliot Mitchell
Cocktails in the City is back for another year, bringing together 60 of the capital’s finest bars and bartenders for world-class cocktails, masterclasses, tastings and interactive games, alongside live music and delicious street food.
Celebrating the passion, skill and creativity of London’s trendsetting bartending scene, each bar will appear reimagined in pop-up form across the three alfresco events.
Inspiration Edition: 6th – 8th July
The Inspiration Edition will be showcasing the latest trends, flavours and a taste of what’s to come across the season. London’s leading bars will create a theatre of drinks, unveiling new creations, signature serves and highlighting innovative new brands.
Exciting new talent and familiar faces will be gracing the bars from venues such as Henson’s Bar and Social, Blue Bar at The Berkeley, Zetter Townhouse and Hacha Agaveria. Guests will also be able to join a series of exclusive workshops including The Art of Hosting by London Essence, shake up their own cocktails with TT Liquor and try their hand at ice carving with Ice Carving Cool.
The Travel Edition: 17th – 19th August
The Travel Edition of the series will welcome guests to explore a world of flavour, check-in with some of London’s hottest hotel bars and be introduced to some of the continent’s leading bartenders.
To travel is to live and guests are invited to indulge in a healthy dose of escapism, wandering from Mexico to Japan and tropical Tiki paradises all within a beautiful Georgian garden, open exclusively for Cocktails in the City. Highlighting London’s global outlook, bars in the August line-up include Café Pacifico, Chotto Matte, Laki Kane, Punch Room at London Edition, Kindred and The Aubrey at The Mandarin Oriental.
A Festival of Drinks: 7th – 9th September
Bringing the festival vibes to the heart of London, the final instalment of Cocktails in the City 2023 will be amping up the live music and doubling down on the fun and games – think silent disco, secret bars and games of skill and chance! Bedford Square Gardens will be transformed into an immersive and interactive cocktail celebration where festivalgoers are encouraged to get into their festival best and sip on spritzes and slushies to see out the summer.
A Festival of Drinks will welcome top London bars including Prince Akatoki, Bourne & Hollingsworth, The Mayor Of Scaredy Cat Town, Trailer Happiness and many more.
Address: Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
Session times: 12pm – 4pm and 5pm – 10pm
Tickets are available here.