At the Cocktail Village, hop between pop-up bars sponsored by some of the world’s best-loved spirit brands, and immerse yourself in games and live entertainment. Street Feast food trucks are parking up too, serving an eclectic mix of tasty dishes to soak up any drink-fuelled hiccups.
Many of the best London Cocktail Week events take place outside the hub in London's most noteworthy bars. On top of that, several of these venues host another top bar from elsewhere in the world for a one-night-only collaboration. The best of the best really do get involved: from Tayēr + Elementary, Discount Suit Company and Black Rock in Shoreditch, to Swift, Disrepute and The Blue Posts in Soho.
Here are some of the events we’re most excited to clink glasses at during London Cocktail Week 2019.
The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company’s House Party Series
6 - 13 October | various events and times
Top cocktail bars The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company are celebrating the 10th annual London Cocktail Week by hosting a series of house parties. Expect stellar DJ sets and a chance to sip cocktails from some of the world’s best mixologists, including those behind Mexico City bar Licoreria Limantour and Barcelona bar Two Schmucks. If you start seeing double, tuck into pizza from Yard Sale to soak it all up.
WHERE: 441 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 0AN / 29A Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, London E1 7TB
Bacardí Rum Room
10 October 8:30PM - 11PM | 11 - 12 October 12:30PM - 11PM | 13 October 12:30PM - 4PM
At the Bacardí Rum Room, you can take part in a number of lighthearted events showcasing the brand’s premium rums. Take part in a free rum masterclass, dive into the world of barrel-aged rums or learn about the Caribbean ageing process while sipping classic cocktails such as the mojito.
WHERE: The Old Truman Brewery, Block F, Ground Floor, 4 Dray Walk, London, E1 8QL
Sink the Pink
11 October | 8PM - 11PM
favourite alternative club night Sink the Pink is descending on London
Cocktail Week for one night only, on Friday 11 October. Expect the usual
flamboyant line-up of entertainment and welcoming good-time vibes right
in the heart of the cocktail village.
WHERE: The Cocktail Village, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
Swift x Atlas Bar
Tuesday 1 October | 8PM - 12AM
Swift, the Soho cocktail bar that’s a favourite with those in the drinks industry (and currently 46 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list), is teaming up with Singapore bar Atlas, which was recently voted Best International Cocktail bar at the Spirited Awards 2019.
WHERE: Swift, 12 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4TQ
Hacha x Fortaleza Tequila
Friday 4 October | 6PM - 11PM
At hot new Dalston agaveria Hacha,
tequila connoisseurs can sample a Fortaleza tequila flight, comprised
of their range of 100% agave tequilas. A specially crafted cocktail menu
will also be available on the night.
WHERE: 378 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London E8 4AA
Torres 15 UK launch at Sketch
Wednesday 2 October | 9PM - Late
Brandy brand Torres 15 is celebrating the UK launch of its Torres 15 Reserva Privida Imperial Brandy, at Instagram favourite: Sketch in Mayfair.
WHERE: Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG
Lyaness x Fancy Free
Wednesday 2 October & Thursday 3 October | 6PM - late
Lyaness, the South Bank bar lorded over by award-winning mixologist Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana and currently in possession of the World’s Best Bar title, is teaming up with Dewar’s Whisky to host the next instalment of its House Party series with Fancy Free, a cocktail bar once based in Melbourne, Australia.
WHERE: Lyaness, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
The Bloomsbury Club x The Old Man
Friday 4 October | 9PM - late
Hong Kong’s 25-seater speakeasy The Old Man (11th on the World’s 50 Best Bars list) descends on the Bloomsbury Club in London for one night only on 4 October. Expect a menu of Hemingway-inspired cocktails – the bar is named after the first half of the title of Hemingway’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, after all – each given an Asian twist.
WHERE: The Bloomsbury Club, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN
Homeboy x Panda & Sons
Wednesday 2 October | 9PM - late
WHERE: Homeboy, 108 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LX
|What||London Cocktail Week 2019, Brick Lane and bars across London|
04 Oct 19 – 13 Oct 19, Times vary depending on event
|Price||£10 for a Festival Pass|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|