Bars and drinks brands unite for Cocktails in the City


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Bars across London are partnering drinks brands to come together under one roof at Cocktails in the City in London.

On September 18 and 19, the festival in the Grand Hall near St Pancras will feature over 20 different pop-up bars as a celebration of the capital’s cocktail culture.

It also features free cocktail-making classes and one-on-one tuition with leading drinks experts while visitors will be greeted by an “immersive and interactive experience that teases all the senses” on arrival.

They can also enjoy edible alcoholic treats in the Sweets and Treats Zone such as alcoholic pastels from Smith & Sinclair and boozy gourmet marshmallows from Fluffy Puff Puff. Other food will include hotdogs from Fitzrovia’s acclaimed Bubbledogs. Music will be provided by Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard and the Crazy P on the decks.

The event is produced by bar and events company B&H Group which is behind The Blitz Party and Prohibition nights as well as London bars such as Bourne & Hollingsworth and the new B&H Buildings.

It follows the trade-only Boutique Bar Show which takes place in the Grand Hall on September 16 and 17.

Pop-up bars at Cocktails in the City include:

  • Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor Bar in Knightsbridge with Chase Distillery
  • Call Me Mr Lucky at London Bridge with Casa Centinela#
  • Steam & Rye in the City with Bootlegger
  • The Alchemist in Aldgate with Chambord
  • London Cocktail Club in Shoreditch with Gentleman Jack whiskey
  • Powder Keg Diplomacy in Battersea with Whitley Neill gin
  • Rivoli Bar at The Ritz with Beluga vodka
  • Trailer Happiness in Notting Hill with Lamb’s Navy Rum
  • Old Bengal Bar near Liverpool Street with Mount Gay Black Barrel
  • Evans & Peel in Earl’s Court with Mamont Vodka
  • Portside Parlour in Shoreditch with El Dorado rum
  • Megaro Bar at Megaro Hotel at King’s Cross with Evan Williams whiskey
  • Shaker & Co near Euston with Bénédictine
  • London Edition hotel in Fitzrovia with Martini
  • Rev JW Simpson in Fitzrovia with Four Roses Small Batch whiskeys
  • Rivington Grill in Shoreditch with The Botanist gin
  • Quo Vadis in Soho with Belvedere vodka
  • Tonteria in Chelsea with Jose Cuervo tequila
  • The Gilbert Scott at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel with Martin Miller’s Gin
  • Hawksmoor Spitalfields with Appleton Estate rum
  • The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia with Bombay Sapphire gin.

Cocktails in the City is supported by both London Cocktail Week, which takes place in October, and Barchick.com which will have its own pop-up bar with El Jimador tequila.

Cocktails in the City events are organised around the country including Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh.

For more details and tickets at XX, visit www.cocktailsinthecity.co.uk/london.html.

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