The city’s finest bars, all under one roof for a contest of cocktail creativity, Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd March 2019
The UK’s leading cocktail festival is back to bring together the city’s most exclusive bars in pop-up form, for two nights only on March 1-2, at Leeds Town Hall. Sixteen of the city’s finest bars will be turning out in force as they compete to be crowned best bar. Expect new and exclusive cocktails, immersive tasting journeys, flavour pairings, and food from Leeds’ leading tastemakers at this year’s festival.
The annual event sees the likes of Angelica, Below Stairs, Harvey Nichols, Vice and Virtue and The Watermark all creating new show-stopping signature drinks, to win the cocktail votes of festival goers. Guest can sip their way through new exclusive drinks and journey through the much loved Tasting Rooms, sampling handpicked craft spirits in a series of quick fire tasting rounds.
New for 2019, Cocktails in the City will be offering a host of additional experiences including:
Flavour Pairing sessions – luxury spirits enhanced by opulent food pairings with Vice & Virtue
Cocktail Storybooks – embark on a cocktail adventure with Below Stairs where every decision you take along the journey will affect the final flavour of your drink
Negroni Nights – Celebrate 100yrs of the negroni with a trio of twisted Negronis from Aperitivo
New spirit journeys through The Tasting Rooms – taste test your way through three flavour chambers with a collection of the finest new craft spirits
Culinary Collaborations – enjoy food from two of Leeds’ most celebrated chefs Luke Downing and Matt Healy as they join forces to create an exclusive menu for the event
Sip your way through never seen before serves from the plethora of cocktail bars, or savour champagne whilst indulging in a delicious selection of food, all set to the backdrop of DJs in the stunning Leeds Town Hall.
Cocktails in the City takes guests on a sensory tour through the city’s drinks scene in one night, without even having to leave the building. This year’s event is set to deliver the biggest and most explorative festival of drinks yet.
Founder Andrew Scutts comments:
“In 2019 we are working closely with all of our hand-picked bars to put on the most interactive and engaging cocktail event in our history. We will be challenging the senses, inviting guests to discover flavours in new ways and enjoy our numerous masterclasses and tasting sessions.”
Tickets cost £12.50 including a cocktail on arrival and all additional cocktails are £6.50. Book your tickets via the Cocktails In The City website: www.cocktailsinthecity.com
The 2019 Line-up is confirmed as the following:
Angelica – Aperitivo – Below Stairs – Blind Tyger – The Botanist – The Domino – Dough – East 59th – Feed – Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Bar – Issho – Lost and Found – Manahatta – Smokestack – Tattu – Vice and Virtue – The Watermark
See you all there for a cocktail or two or three..