London Cocktail Week: A Festival for the Drink Lovers

Lush-worthy pop-ups, events, and 200 bars offering £4 cocktails across the city
London Cocktail Week: A Festival for the Drink Lovers
First it was fashion week, now London celebrates Cocktail Week featuring the city’s best drinks from the classic to the creative.

From now until October 12, drinks are flowing freely in the English capital thanks to London Cocktail Week, a citywide celebration of all things buzzed and boozy. Over 200 of London’s favorite bars are offering £4 cocktails, and there is no shortage of pop-ups, parties, and events paying homage to London’s drinkable history, which guarantees a fun night out.

If you want to explore London through its libations, or just throw a few back with friends, here’s a short guide for you to get in the spirit(s).

How to Participate: You must buy a wristband for £15 ($24), which allows you access to all the participating bars, tastings, events, and parties.

The Highlights: Mr. Fogg’s Bottomless Tipsy Tea: Head to Mr. Fogg’s in Mayfair for a twisted tea party on October 12; £60 ($97) gets you two hours of bottomless Tanqueray cocktails served in traditional teapots; Oct 12, 2 to 6 p.m.        

CheekyTiki Pop-Up Bar: The Atomica Gallery in Shoreditch has transformed into a Tiki headquarters this week, hosting a cocktail party, a “Tiki Pop” book signing, rum tastings, talks, and other related events, all for free; Oct 7 to 12, various times.  

Don Julio Mexican Street Festival: Tequila lovers now have a home at Translate Bar, where Don Julio has created a free fiesta of artwork, Mexican street food, pumping music, and the largest tequila selection in all of East London; Oct 6 to 12, 5 to 11:30 p.m.

London Cocktail Week 2014

Image from London Cocktail Week

For more info about London Cocktail Week, check out the official website here.

 

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