Two days of sipping cocktails from some of London's most epic bars, in a space transformed into a pimped up garden party? Sounds like the Cocktails In The City mini-festival we all know and love. Except this year, you can triple it all cos it's returning for THREE killer weekends of insane cocktails from the best bars in London.
That's right, three is the magic number, yo, cos The Cocktails in the City Summer Series is gonna be celebrating the return of the hospitality industry with a trio of awesome weekender events, all taking place in Bedford Square. This leafy alfresco oasis in the heart of Bloomsbury will be decked out to create a magical and immersive space; the perfect setting for enjoying cocktails from 50 of the best bars from the Capital, each serving up their signature serves over the weekend.
Each weekend is gonna be rocking its own identity, so you can return each month for a totally different experience:
Cocktails in the City 2021 kicks off in June with a fly alfresco celebration marking the too long-awaited reopening of the Capital’s bars scene. Think champagne and cocktails with the famous London cocktail bars and mixologists that we've missed (let's face it) as much as our families. Expect iconic serves from the likes of Coupette, Nightjar, Bar Swift, and Bourne & Hollingworth so you can rediscover and reconnect with your faves in one place. Each ticket comes with a generous measure of philanthropy, as 10% of each ticket will be going to The Drinks Trust to support people in the drinks industry who have been affected over the last year.
If your July's are usually filled with parties in Ibiza, sundowners in the tropics and lazy afternoons in the azures, we hate to break it to ya, but you're probably gonna find yourself with a sun-lounger shaped hole in your social calendar this Summer... unless you hit up Bedford Square. Cocktails in the City's second weekender event is stepping up to be your round-the-world ticket in July. From the America’s to Asia, aperitivos to awamori and where tiki Tropicana meets Nordic aquavit, they're bringing a world of cocktails, culture and cuisine from the likes of Laki Kane, Kosmopol, TT Liquor and Café Pacifico. Put that passport back in the drawer, this is the only holiday you need.
For the final summer instalment of CITC, it's all about the festival vibes. Who needs Glasto when you've got an immersive and interactive cocktail celebration alongside live music, street food vendors, games, and that idyllic festival aesthetic (without a boggy portaloo in sight). This final weekend is bringing the good times from London's best party bars. London Cocktail Club, Barrio Bars and Callooh Callay are each gonna be serving up iconic party cocktails, while the soundtrack will be provided by BarChick's fave live music bar, Piano Works, and sizzling street food cooked up by the crew at Club Mexicana.
Address: Bedford Square Gardens, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES
Session times: 12.00 – 16.00 & 17.00 – 22.00
Tickets: Priced at £20 including a cocktail. Purchase yours here.