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Everything you need to know about the first ever Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

Discover, drink and dance your way across Glasgow next month with the first ever Glasgow Cocktail Weekend.

Published: July 23, 2018
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With top cocktail bartenders from Nonya, McPhabbs, Strip Joint, The Finnieston, Halloumi and Nam Tuk serving up drinks, the event will also see the likes of  DJ Rebecca Vasmant playing to festival-goers from 9-12 August.

Giving cocktail lovers the chance to sample over 100 signature £5 drinks and attend masterclasses in 30 of the city’s top venues, Glasgow Cocktail Weekend also has an jam-packed live music programme with four intimate performances from DJs that sell out internationally, including house kings, Silicone Soul, who will play sets in the illustrious backdrop of the top two floors of the iconic Rotunda.

Tickets are priced from £10 from the festival's website, and grant access to a world of cocktails and music over four days.


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Anyone that buys a weekend ticket before 31 July will also be entered into a Golden Cocktail draw to win one of four VIP tickets, granting all area access throughout the festival, a premium distillery tour at Auchentoshan with drams, a Makar Gin distillery tour, and a dining experience in Rioja in Finnieston.

Organised by award-winning Scottish communications consultancy Moir Media, the festival aims to allow Glasgow and tourists to the city a chance to discover the grit and glamour of the best of Glasgow’s live music scene and independent food and drink operators.

Speaking about the launch, organiser Nicola Moir of Moir Media, said: “Glasgow has no shortage of incredible bars and venues and the Glasgow Cocktail Weekend is about putting the city’s bartenders in the spotlight – they’re the ones that craft cocktails day in, day out, matched with an amazing programme of Glasgow’s musical talent to boot.

“Over 30 of Glasgow’s best bars will be serving up £5 drinks from the effortlessly cool Kelvingrove Café, the stylish Spanish Butcher to live blues basement den Howlin Wolf – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

“Whether you want to sip on something spectacular or dance to an international DJ, join us this August to drink and dance your way across the best venues in Glasgow.”

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About the Festival


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Glasgow Cocktail Weekend is a chance to sample the best cocktails in the city and watch the best DJs over four days this August (running from August 9th until the 12th).

Festival-goers just need to buy a wristband to enjoy £5 cocktails in participating venues and bars, exclusive events, sampling, masterclasses, discounts and all four live DJ performances on the Naked Grouse presents stage and in the MAKAR cocktail lounge at the historic Rotunda.

What’s included in the price?

£5 signature cocktails in over 30 of Glasgow’s top venues including: Rioja, Bibimbap, Kelvingrove Cafe, Nonya, Bloc, Maxs, McPhabbs, The Finnieston and Porter and Rye.

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Four live performances in the cocktail hub at Glasgow Rotunda on the Naked Grouse presents stage and in the MAKAR cocktail lounge.

Sampling and special events for ticket holders will also be announced.

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