We love a cocktail or two in Bristol, which is lucky because we have some of the best bars in the country. Bristol Cocktail Weekend, a brand new cocktail event coming to the city, will soon serve up the finest cocktail experience for miles. Brought to you byLiving For The Weekend, with support from the Bristol City Centre BID, expect a weekend full of flowing martinis, margaritas and more.
Some of Bristol’s best cocktail bars will serve up their signature drinks as part of the event, all for the delicious price of £6 each. From September 28 to October 1, Bristol Cocktail Weekend will invite you to sample as many key spots as possible. Expect new and innovative cocktails galore to feature.
To bring the festival to life, owner of Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Filthy XII, Ben Alcock and international hospitality master, Akos Rabi, are lending a hand. Ben Alcock has numerous accolades to his name, including as a Finalist for GQ Bartender of the Year in 2022, while Akos Rabi has worked in hospitality all over the world and opened Loose Cannon on Millennium Promenade in 2018. Both will lend their passionate knowledge of the city’s bar scene to ensure Bristol Cocktail Weekend goes off with a bang.
The mastermind behind the festival, however, is Alex Nicholson-Evans – Founder & Director of Living For The Weekend. They are also responsible for a number of drinks and food festivals, including Birmingham Cocktail Weekend and Birmingham Restaurant Festival.
“What a joy it is to be bringing Bristol Cocktail Weekend to the city!” said Alex. “Whatever your favourite tipple is, this will be a weekend you won’t want to miss. Bristol’s cocktail bars are world-class… Our aim with our events is to connect people and celebrate culture with simple pleasures – in this case, sipping a delicious cocktail in the fantastic city of Bristol. What could be better? See you in September!”
Bristol Cocktail Weekend will take place in the heart of Bristol across multiple venues, with these planned to be announced later this month when tickets go on sale. To learn more head here.
Head of Bristol City Centre BID, Vicky Lee, said: “Bristol is home to some of the best cocktail bars in the country – and Bristol Cocktail Weekend landing in the city centre will serve to champion these local hospitality heroes and their creations ever further. Mark your diaries and whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or a no/lo lover, prepare to taste some top tier tipples this September.”