Singapore Cocktail Week is back in May! There'll be over 25 local participating bars, 20 artisanal spirits brands, and 12 celebrity guest bartenders giving you their best so you won't ever find yourself in a dull moment. To sum it all up, here are eight things you can expect from this year's edition.
1. Bar pop-ups
Some of Singapore's most popular bars like Astor Bar, Elixir Bar, Kult Kafe, Nutmeg & Clove, Smoke & Mirrors and more will be at Festival Village. There'll even be guest bartenders from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia.
2. Fun workshops
Participate in various workshops like the Kyrö Distillery Company's Gin Blending class where connoisseurs get to learn about gin-making and have a chance to bring their own concoction home. There'll also be a workshop led by Sasha Wijidessa of Operation Dagger on the origins of fermentation.
3. Bartending competitions
The Asia Bar Battle will have bartending teams from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and more competing for the best cocktail invention using their creativity, speed and mystery ingredients.
4. Food galore!
In the Festival Village, there's a little place called Food Street featuring all types of cuisines prepared by restaurants such as Ninja Bowl and Ninja Cut, The Astronauts Group, Sinfonia Ristorante, and Zhui Hong Lou.
5. Music performances
The entertainment for the event is provided by a stellar line-up of musicians. Expect DJ Brendon P (who is resident DJ at Singapore's CE LA VI), Ramesh K and Kenneth F to turn the place up.
6. Beauty treats
Festival Village will also include free shaves for men at the pop-up booth by We Need a Hero! The ladies can go for henna tattoos done by WendyPeachesHenna.
7. Cocktail Passports
The fun doesn't stop at Festival Village; from 4 to 13 May 2018, you will be able to enjoy great deals happening at some of Singapore's best cocktail bars and restaurants. The Cocktail Passport is available at $15 nett at the Festival Village while Festival Village ticket holders will receive the Cocktail Passport for free.
8. Bar Tours
From 9 to 12 May 2018, the festival will be hosting Bar Tours that will take cocktail enthusiasts on a trail of four bars in one night. Participating bars include Monte Carlo Boys, Potato Head Keong Saik and The Horse's Mouth to name a few.
Entry to Festival Village on 4th and 5th May is from 4pm to 1am. On Sunday, entry is from 4pm to 11pm. Passes range from $28 to $50 depending on package. For more details log onto Singapore Cocktail Festival or follow them on Facebook.