Glasgow Cocktail Weekend announces ticket sale date and new 'cocktail kingdom'

Glasgow’s biggest and best cocktail event is returning to the city for 2019 over September weekend and tickets go on sale today (31 May)

Published 31st May 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Set to be even bigger than last year, Glasgow Cocktail Weekend (GCW) will once again bring together Glasgow’s finest venues, delicious drinks, exciting parties and even bigger events to celebrate cocktails over four days - Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 September.

Festival ticket holders will have access to special menus across the city in over 30+ bars for over 100 unlimited discounted £5 cocktails.

Official venues include names such as: the exotic basement oasis of Tiki on Bath St, dive bar The Dam in Merchant City, the sophisticated surroundings of So.LA and Finnieston favourite Rioja in the West End

New for 2019 is the Cocktail Kingdom located in the Argyle Street Arches. Ticket holders will be able to a two and a half hour session in the Cocktail Kingdom, which will include tastings, cocktail samples from pop up bars and masterclasses.

As well as this there will be street food available plus live music and a cocktail lounge to relax in.

2019 ticket options

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

There are two tickets on offer this year.

The Cocktail Explorer: priced at £5  this ticket gives access to 100 unlimited £5 cocktails in venues across Glasgow.

All Access GCW: priced at £10 and offers the unlimited £5 cocktails at participating venues as well as access to a session at the Cocktail Kingdom with ten free cocktail samples, bartending masterclass, access to the cocktail lounge and exclusive invites to events.

Organised by award-winning Scottish communications consultancy Moir Media, the festival aims to showcase Glasgow’s best bars and bartenders to create an incredible cocktail event that channels the energy and charisma of the city.

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Organiser, Nicola Moir said: “We’re really excited to unveil our plans for this year’s Glasgow Cocktail Weekend.

"We've got big plans and a truckload of magic to create an unforgettable experience for our guests.

“This year we’re working with some incredible venues to create interesting drinks, and our new fun Cocktail Kingdom will let you experience our imaginative world of cocktails like never before.

“If you’re looking for something different to do with your friends or family, join us for a fun cocktail celebration and a memorable day out! Tickets are limited this year so be sure to get in quick!"

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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