London bars come together for festival of cocktail pop-ups

Loves Company Reyka

Twenty-five of London’s best bars are coming together this weekend to create pop-ups serving cocktails in a London garden.

The Cocktails in the City event, which sold out last year, is returning for its “Summer Edition” in Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July.

The bars and restaurants have all paired up with a different spirits or liqueur brand to provide signature drinks:

  • 68 & Boston & Death’s Door Gin
  • Aqua Shard & Tanqueray No Ten
  • Barts & Copperhead
  • Big Chill & Santa Teresa Rum
  • Blind Pig & Woodford Reserve
  • The Bloomsbury Club & Courvoisier
  • Cahoots & Sauvelle Vodka
  • The Cocktail Trading Co & Funkin
  • First Aid Box & Chambord
  • Fifteen & Langley’s Gin
  • Fontaine’s & The Naked Grouse whisky
  • Foxlow & Rittenhouse Rye
  • Graphic & Hayman’s Gin
  • Hush & Crystal Head Vodka
  • 7 Tales & Banks Rum
  • Little Bat & El Dorado Rum
  • The London Cabaret Club & Cîroc Coconut vodka
  • London Cocktail Club & El Jimador tequila
  • Looking Glass Cocktail Club & Aviation Gin
  • Loves Company & Reyka Vodka
  • Opium & Mezan XO rum
  • Powder Keg Diplomacy & Plymouth Gin
  • Rev JW Simpson & Yaguara Cachaça
  • Three Six Six & Lanique

B&H Group, which is producing the event on behalf of the organisers of the trade-only Boutique Bar Show, is also running a special series of Spirited Sermons – interactive spirit masterclasses hosted by brand ambassadors and master distillers, which normally take place at its bar, Rev JW Simpson.

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen in London is on board to provide food, while a roster of live music and DJs will add to the festival atmosphere.

Tickets at £15 per session are available at

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