Cocktails in the City returns for 2021

‘The London Summer Series’

Join the cocktail festival in Bedford Square Gardens, running over three weekends throughout the summer, alongside the capital’s finest bars and drinking experiences, to celebrate the exciting return of hospitality.


June 17th – 19th | July 23rd – 24th | August 20th – 21st

Cocktails in the City will be returning to London for its 8th year, turning its popular drinks festival into a summerlong series, running one weekend per month in June, July and August. Each weekend will be themed differently but will ultimately celebrate the welcome return of London’s world-class bar scene.

Donation-based entry tickets for the industry are available for all Friday afternoon sessions with all monies being donated to The Drinks Trust. These tickets are available at: 

Andrew Scutts the organiser comments: “The gardens provide a perfect setting for our colleagues in the industry to reconnect and hope people can join us this summer. If bars and brands are keen to be involved, we would love to hear from them and look forward to the return of live events and the resumption of regular service in the bars”

Cocktails in the City will be hosting over 50 of London’s finest cocktail bars in pop-up form in Bedford Square Gardens, London’s largest private Georgian Gardens in the heart of Bloomsbury. The events will be a chance to discover new openings, trend-setting venues and established institutions and a great way to experience and support London’s brightest hospitality stars and cocktail mavericks.

The Bars Are Back In Town

June 17th – 19th

For the opening weekend in June, Cocktails in the City will be celebrating the reopening of the capital’s bar scene. The event will feature some of London’s most famous cocktail bars and best mixologists all in one spot, including Coupette, Nightjar, Heads + Tails, Cocktail Trading Company, and Bourne & Hollingsworth will all be serving up their signature cocktails over the weekend. 

Cocktails in the City will be working in support of the hospitality industry, with 10% of each ticket will be going to The Drinks Trust, the drinks industry charity that provides support and opportunity to the people who form the drinks industry workforce.

A World of Cocktails

July 23rd – 24th 

In July, attendees will be able to enjoy global tastes, experiences and flavours, all in one internationally focused, cocktail weekend. Drawing on the incredibly diverse international bar influences within London, this weekend long event will showcase London’s global outlook and most exciting cocktail talent. Bars in attendance include Laki Kane, Kosmopol, TT Liquor and Café Pacifico.

Festival of Drinks – The Ultimate Cocktail Festival

August 20th – 21st

For the final summer instalment, Cocktails in the City will be bringing festival vibes to central London for a festival of drinks, with live music from The Piano Works, street food vendors including Club Mexicana, games, and beautiful festival decorations. The weekend-long celebration will bring some of the capital’s finest bars and cocktail talent together for the final event, including London Cocktail Club, Barrio Bars and Callooh Callay.

Further Cocktail in the City Information

Edmund Weil, of Nightjar, Oriole and Bar Swift, says: “as an operator of three late night London cocktail bars, we were hit hard by the restrictions from last March 20th. Cocktails in the City provides the perfect opportunity to showcase our hospitality to guests again this summer”

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