The annual Singapore Cocktail Festival takes place from 10 to 18 May 2019, with week-long cocktail experiences around the city celebrating the craft of libations. Here are three highlights to look out for.
The headlining event of the Singapore Cocktail Festival is the boozy funfair picnic-style Festival Village at Empress Lawn, happening 10 to 12 May from 4pm to 11pm. Apart from bar pop-ups (you get boozy creations from the likes of IB HQ, Origin Bar & Grill, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Cin Cin and Bob’s Bar at only $12 nett!), the event features bartender appearances from The World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists, various masterclasses, a “Barstylez International Bartender Championship”, brand experiences as well as an Artisanal Spirits Tasting Room and Food Street (COMO Cuisine, Ding Dong and Neon Pigeon feature).
EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL DEALS
Enjoy exclusive deals and special guest shifts from visiting bartenders ahoy across 45 participating cocktail bars which include Nutmeg & Clove, Native, Tippling Club, Tess Bar & Kitchen, Idlewild, Cook & Tras Social Library, Madame Fan Bar, Anti:dote and many more. Urbanite drinkers and degenerate drunks can download the Sluggr app (an app which specialises in curating unique drinking experiences) to redeem deals via Sluggr’s Cocktail Passport. If your liver conquers 15 bar redemptions and more, you unlock further promotions and also stand a chance to win a grand prize worth $1,000 ($500 cash prize, 2D1N stay at Grand Park Orchard, and a cocktail hamper).
Themed bar tours will be held throughout the week, including the glamour luxe-laden “Crazy Rich Asians” tour (Chihuly Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Martini Bar at Grand Hyatt Singapore, The Bar at 15 Stamford at Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore) and the gin-tastic “Asia’s 50 Best Bars Four Pillars Gin Tour“ (Atlas, The Other Room, Jigger & Pony, Employees Only). A magic school bus brings the bar-hoppers from one joint to the next.
I’ve got my hands on 1 pair of Day Passes (worth $110 in total) to the Festival Village to give away to one lucky reader. All you’ve got to do to take part in the giveaway is:
- Follow both @larvitar and @SGCocktailFest on Instagram.
- Like the Singapore Cocktail Festival IG post on @larvitar and tag one friend whom you’d like to bring to the event.
- (Optional, but for double chances) Name one bar which you want to visit during Singapore Cocktail Festival week.
Entries close 5 May 2019 (23:59). Only local residents are eligible to take part in the giveaway. Good luck, and see you there!
Tickets for the various events and further information are available at www.singaporecocktailfestival.com. This post is written at the invitation of Singapore Cocktail Festival.