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2023 Events

Upgrade your cocktail weekend. Take a look at our events programme for the 2023 festival! Some of our events are exclusively available to wristband wearers, others have a special price available just for festival go-ers. We’ll reveal our 2024 events in the run up to the festival.

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Friday

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Cosy Club x Discarded
Fri 7 July / 5–11pm


Join the Cosy Club for a fun collaboration with festival sponsor, Discarded. Experience this award winning zero waste spirit brand, enjoy your signature cocktail and capture the magic of BCW at their Polaroid photo station.

Venue: Cosy Club
Time: 5–11pm
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

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Unexpected Contrasts With Highland Park
Fri 7 July / 5.30-6.30pm


The award-winning Highland Park whisky and luxury brand The Marshmallowist, are joining forces at Smoke & Ash to bring you an hour of Unexpected Contrasts.

Get ready to experience a perfectly balanced pairing of marshmallows and cocktails, all hosted by the fantastic Joe Ellis- Whisky Specialist for Highland Park. You’ll try a Berry Iced Tea Highball and a Honey Rose Old Fashioned – both paired with delicious gourmet marshmallows. Plus your ticket price also includes a dram of Highland Park 12YO.

During this masterclass you’ll learn how the team from The Marshmallowist create their popular sweets and what makes Highland Park whisky so very special!

All ticket sale proceeds go to BCW Charity of the Year, University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme, which means double the donation!

Venue: Smoke + Ash
Time: 5.30-6.30pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

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Brugal 1888 Old-Fashioned & Chocolate Workshop
Fri 7 July / 6–8pm


Join Fox & Chance and Brugal Brand Ambassador, Jamie Campbell, to create your own old-fashioned cocktail with Brugal 1888 Rum! Not only will you enjoy an old-fashioned tailored to your taste buds, but you will be pairing the flavours with a sweet treat from a luxury independent chocolatier! All ticket sale proceeds go to BCW Charity of the Year, University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Edrington UK will match the funds raised through this event as part of their “Giving More” scheme, which means double the donation!

Venue: Fox & Chance
Time: 6–8pm
Cost: £10

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Benromach Whisky Tasting
Fri 7 July / 7–9pm


Grain & Glass welcomes Benromach UK Brand Ambassador, Luke Todd-Wood, who will taste you through some delicious drams and reveal the fascinating history of this historic Speyside distillery.

Venue: Grain & Glass
Time: 7–9pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

Saturday

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An Introduction To Tequila & Mezcal
Sat 8 July / 12–12.45pm


Head to the (Birmingham) home of Mexican sunshine for a masterclass on Tequila and Mezcal. You’ll get to know some of the history of these fabulous drinks whilst sampling some of the most famous cocktails these spirits are used in.

Venue: Bodega Cantina
Time: 12pm–12.45pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

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Busker Irish Whiskey Music Terrace Session
Sat 8 July / 1–Midnight


Drop in for live music on the Marco Pierre White’s terrace at Level 25 of The Cube Hotel from 1pm until midnight! Try their signature cocktail at the bar, and from 1pm to 7pm you’ll be able to meet the Busker Brand Ambassador and try some samples of this delicious Irish Whiskey!

Venue: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Time: 1pm–Midnight
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

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An Introduction To Tequila & Mezcal
Sat 8 July / 1.15–2pm


Head to the (Birmingham) home of Mexican sunshine for a masterclass on Tequila and Mezcal. You’ll get to know some of the history of these fabulous drinks whilst sampling some of the most famous cocktails these spirits are used in.

Venue: Bodega Cantina
Time: 1.15pm–2pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

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Hendrick’s Botanical Meets Mechanical At The Coffin Works
Sat 8 July / 1.30–2.45pm

Join Hendrick’s Gin for a unique tasting experience in the iconic location of The Coffin Works. Where Botanical meets Mechanical, you will start your experience with a private taster tour of The Coffin Works learning about its fascinating history. After your tour you will be guided through the world of Hendrick’s Gin by the UK Brand Ambassador.

Venue: The Coffin Works
Time: 1.30pm–2.45pm
Cost: £15
Booking required

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Hendrick’s Botanical Meets Mechanical At The Coffin Works
Sat 8 July / 2.45–4pm


Join Hendrick’s Gin for a unique tasting experience in the iconic location of The Coffin Works. Where Botanical meets Mechanical, you will start your experience with a private taster tour of The Coffin Works learning about its fascinating history. After your tour you will be guided through the world of Hendrick’s Gin by the UK Brand Ambassador.

Venue: The Coffin Works
Time: 2.45pm–4pm
Cost: £15
Booking required

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An Introduction To Classic Cocktails
Sat 8 July / 3–3.45pm



What better way to spend 45 minutes during Birmingham Cocktail Weekend than learning about the history and preparation of three delicious classic cocktails? Join the team at The Victoria for this fascinating session which will, of course, involve tastings too!

Venue: The Victoria
Time: 3–3.45pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

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An Introduction To Classic Cocktails
Sat 8 July / 4.15–5pm



What better way to spend 45 minutes during Birmingham Cocktail Weekend than learning about the history and preparation of three delicious classic cocktails? Join the team at The Victoria for this fascinating session which will, of course, involve tastings too!

Venue: The Victoria
Time: 4.15pm–5pm
Cost: £10
Booking required

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Discover Axia Dry Mastiha Spirit
Sat 8 July / 6–10pm


Discover Axia Extra Dry Mastiha Spirit, a lower calorie, unsweetened, and versatile white spirit. Axia is made with resin extracted from the mastiha trees native to Chios, Greece. Drop in for a complimentary sample of this unique, premium white spirit or try it in the Passing Fancies signature cocktail.

Venue: Passing Fancies
Time: 6–10pm
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

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Whisky, Sherry & Cheese Masterclass
Sat 8 July / 6–7.30pm



Join Whisky Specialist Joe Ellis to taste 3 different Highland Park Whiskies (including the fabulous 18 year old!). He has teamed up with Arch 13’s Head Sommelier and cheese connoiseur Abigail Connolly and together they’ve matched 3 sherry cask whiskies, 3 different sherries and 3 delicious cheeses. Enjoy all this and a delicious arrival drink – a perfect evening for any whisky lover.

Venue: Arch 13 at Connolly’s
Time: 6pm–7.30pm
Cost: £20
Booking required

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JL Summer Mixer
Sat 8 July / 6–10pm



Join Jatt Life on the sun-soaked terrace at Selina. Sample all of their great flavours and enjoy some fun live entertainment too.

Venue: Selina
Time: 6–10pm
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

Sunday

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Build Your Own Bloody Mary Brunch
Sun 9 July / 11am–3pm


Garnish your own brilliant Bloody Mary creation with a selection of tasty treats and toppings. You control the spice, the juice and garnish to create your own ultimate Bloody Mary to wash down a brunch dish of your choice. Veggie and vegan options available – expect your usual brunch suspects with some surprises too.

Venue: The Church Pub & Dining
Time: 11–3pm
Cost: £15
Booking required

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Reyka Tasting
Sun 9 July / 1–2pm


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Drop in to Manahatta and meet Reyka Vodka Master, Marshall. Learn about the history of Reyka enjoy some delicious Rekya samples!

Venue: Manahatta
Time: 1–2pm
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

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Luxury Dining Afternoon With Wildjac
Sun 9 July / 2–4pm


Join Wildjac Distillery for an afternoon of luxury dining at The Rectory. You’ll be welcomed by a stunning Wildjac aperitif to warm you up for an amazing four course food and cocktail masterpiece. Joel Spencer, Brand Ambassador for Wildjac, will be on hand to talk you through all the cocktail pairings and discuss all about their eco-friendly and sustainable spirits range. Check out the full menu here.

Venue: The Rectory & 180 Club
Time: 2–4pm
Cost: £45
Booking required

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Six String Social // Birmingham Cocktail Weekend Special
Sun 9 July / 6–10pm


Experience a night of fantastic live music, great food and good vibes. Gas Street Social will be hosting a series of talented local musicians for the night. Sit back, relax and end your BCW adventure in style.

Venue: Gas Street Social
Time: 6–10pm
Cost: Free
Booking required

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend dedicated to celebrating the best of the city’s bar scene. Now in it’s 10th year, #BCW is Birmingham’s largest and best loved cocktail festival.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a trading name of Living For The Weekend Ltd.
Company No: 10982589