Bristol comes alive with a week of creative cocktail events…

Bristol’s cocktail scene is booming and to celebrate all things alcohol, Bristol Cocktail Week is back and starts today, Monday 19th October. So, whether you’re a drinker, mixologist or just love booze, you best put the dates in your diary and raise a glass to the biggest and best programme of events yet.
Now in its fifth year, the seven-day celebration has a jam-packed schedule with more than 50 bars involved and over 20 events taking place across the city. The independent event is run by volunteers and aims to give Bristolians (and those from further afield) a sneaky peak into the city’s love of cocktails.

The week will begin in true style, with the Cocktail Cup bartender competition, which will see the best shakers’ and makers’ competing to be crowned this year’s winner. For the first time ever members of the public can witness the pro’s battle it out behind the bar at The Flipside on Whiteladies Road, from 7pm.

Other highlights of the weekinclude Cocktail: a movie drink-along where viewers can watch iconic 80’s movie Cocktail at 20th Century Flicks. There’s also the Bristol Cocktail Safari, a craft gin experience at The Pump House and a fun-filled Mexican pizza pop-up at Red Light.

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The week will finish with the 50’s-themed Bristol Masked Cocktail Ball in St George’s on Brandon Hill where there’ll be music and some of Bristol’s most popular street food trucks to keep hunger at bay.

There’ll even be a speakeasy-style cocktail bar in the crypt below the building. For the full line-up visit

Buy a wristband and get discount on all ticketed events and exclusive access to all non-ticketed events. You can buy wristbands and tickets from

Joele Forrester

Joele Forrester

Joele feels Hermione Granger’s pain of having a strange name and longs for people to be able to pronounce her name correctly (like guacamole!). Never one to take the lift, she still gets out of breath climbing the three flights of stairs to the office and is a lover of bookshops, vegetarian food and flavoured tea.

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