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2024 Events

Upgrade your Birmingham Cocktail Weekend experience by attending one of our events. Some of these are exclusively available to festival go-ers and for others your wristband unlocks a special discounted price. Take a look at the fantastic events we had in the BCW2024 Summer Edition programme, below.

If you’re looking for the Winter Edition events, please check back in September.

 

 

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Cosy Club x Discarded

Hyde & Co X Giffard Takeover at Fox & Chance
Thurs 11 July / 6–10pm


Bristol’s renowned cocktail bar Hyde & Co are hitting the road for a very special takeover of UK Top 50 Cocktail Bar, Fox and Chance, with a little help from festival sponsor, Giffard! 11 July falls in Pastille Week, a celebration that takes place around Bastille Day, so, for this bar takeover you can expect a whole host of cocktails featuring Giffard’s delicious liqueur “Menthe-Pastille”.

Get a first taste of Fox and Chance’s signature cocktail, plus for one night only you’ll be able to try the £5 special that Hyde and Co have developed exclusively for festival go-ers!

Venue: Fox & Chance
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

Unexpected Contrasts With Highland Park

Wildjac X The Barrel Store: Sips & A Slice
Thurs 11 July / 6.30-8pm


Join the team at Wildjac to kickstart your Cocktail Weekend. You’ll start with a cocktail (of course) and as it’s BCW’s 10th birthday we’ll be having a game of pass the parcel with lots of Wildjac goodies to be won! Over a slice of pizza you’ll then get a chance to try some of the Wildjac spirits and learn a little more about this sustainable local brand. Finally, get hands on creating your own cocktail under the expert guise of the team at The Barrel Store.

Venue: The Barrel Store
Cost: £15
Booking required

Friday

Cosy Club x Discarded

No Salt Needed with el Jimador Tequila
Fri 12 July / 7–8.30pm


No Salt Needed will take you on a journey of sunshine, celebration and all things Tequila. Join el Jimador UK Brand Ambassador and adopted Brummie, Dani Umoette for a guided tasting. Your ticket includes a cocktail, sampling of three expressions of Tequila and a whole host of shot-tails!

Believe us when we say, this session will introduce you to a Tequila that is so good, no salt is needed!

Ticket sale proceeds go to BCW Charity of the Year, Birmingham Hospice.

Venue: Gas Street Social
Cost: £10
Booking required

Unexpected Contrasts With Highland Park

Live on Level 25
Fri 12 July / 5-11pm


The perfect place to end the Friday of BCW – see you in the main bar for live music, sunset views and signature cocktails!

Venue: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

Saturday

Skyline Session

Skyline Session
Sat 13 July / 12–7pm


Let Luxury Live Music provide the soundtrack to your Saturday with summer tunes being played on the sun-soaked terrace. Our live DJ will take you through from afternoon to evening, just sit back, sip our signature cocktail and enjoy the city views.

Venue: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Cost: Free
Drop in / No booking required

Hoxton Tropical Cocktail Masterclass

Hoxton Tropical Cocktail Masterclass
Sat 13 July / 12.30–1.30pm


Join Hoxton Spirits as they take over the Sugarloaf bar in Bodega for a cocktail masterclass celebrating the wonderful world of Tiki.

Hoxton’s own Tiki guru will take you through how to make some tropical classics, each perfect for sipping in the summer sun. This masterclass will focus on bold flavours, tropical vibes and teaching you how to Own Your Flavour. Hawaiian shirts are not mandatory but are encouraged.

Venue: Bodega Cantina
Cost: £10
Booking required

Modern Whisky Mixing Masterclass

Modern Whisky Mixing Masterclass
Sat 13 July / 1–2pm


Join Grain & Glass for an exclusive tasting session led by Monkey Shoulder UK Brand Ambassador, Callum Rixson. Discover the delights of Monkey Shoulder Whisky before getting hands-on and crafting two cocktails of your own – we’ll show you how to make the perfect Old Fashioned and a refreshing Highball.

By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge (and kit!) to craft your own signature Monkey Shoulder cocktails and to dazzle at parties all summer long.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate Birmingham Cocktail Weekend’s milestone anniversary in style while mastering the art of mixology with Monkey Shoulder!

Venue: Grain & Glass
Cost: £10
Booking required

Hoxton Tropical Cocktail Masterclass

Hoxton Spirits Summer Masterclass
Sat 13 July / 2.30–3.30pm


Join Hoxton Spirits at BCW veteran venue, The Victoria, for a 1 hour masterclass celebrating some long-lost Summer classic cocktails.

Hoxton Spirits’ resident cocktail expert will guide you through the art of making a series of timeless summer drinks but with a fresh, modern twist.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to elevate your cocktail repertoire and learn to Own Your Flavour!

Venue: The Victoria
Cost: £10
Booking required

Rum & Rind: A distinct tasting experience

Rum & Rind: A distinct tasting experience
Sat 13 July / 3.30–4.15pm


Distinct Distillers have joined forces with the cheese connoisseurs at Arch 13 to introduce you to a particularly underrated pairing – Rum & Cheese!

You’ll start the session with Arch 13’s summer sensation of a signature cocktail before embarking on a guided tasting featuring three British cheeses and three of Distinct’s award-winning British Rums. Member of the Academy of Cheese, Abi Connolly and Distinct Distillers Founder, Hannah Boon, are joining forces to bring you this exclusive tasting experience.

Venue: Arch 13 at Connolly’s
Cost: £15 (£25 for non-wristband wearers)
Booking required – use discount code BCW2024

Own Your Flavour - Summer Spritz Masterclass

Own Your Flavour – Summer Spritz Masterclass
Sat 13 July / 4pm–4.45pm / 5pm–5.45pm / 6pm–6.45pm / 7pm–7.45pm


Join Hoxton Spirits at The Goodsyard for an informal masterclass in the cocktail of the season. Learn how to Own Your Flavour and make your perfect Spritz cocktail to sip whilst you soak in the Summer sun. Hoxton’s own resident cocktail expert will introduce you to the Hoxton range, then give you the tools to make your own perfect Spritz cocktail.

Ticket sale proceeds go to BCW Charity of the Year, Birmingham Hospice.

Venue: Bar Ikigai X Hoxton Spirits Pop-up at The Goodsyard
Cost: £5
Booking required

Sunday

Summer in Asia Brunch

Summer in Asia Brunch
Sun 14 July / 2.30–4pm


During this iconic 10th year of Cocktail Weekend, visit Aluna for the ultimate brunching event. Let them transport you into the magical moments of summertime in Asia with a delicious 2 course menu showcasing flavour and style plus 2 divine cocktails.

Choose between a BCW signature cocktail or their infamous Lychee Martini. Mocktail versions are also available for those looking to pace themselves throughout the weekend’s celebrations.

Venue: Aluna
Cost: £18
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