Cocktails in the City launched last year and, following a roaring success in London that saw over 850 attendees and 20+ bars, took place in a number of UK cities from Edinburgh to Leeds. Expect pop ups from the most cutting-edge east London speak easies to 5* Mayfair bars, all accompanied by live music (by Horse Meat Disco, no less) and street food. Apparently all guests get a free Harvey Nichols SOS makeover too – I’m not 100% what the SOS part is all about but if the state of my make up after a night on the cocktails is anything to go by, it’ll probably be a most welcome addition to the evening.
I went to its preview recently in the tres cool Hoxton Hotel – a number of the bars participating in the main event had set up shop with mini stalls and guests were invited to pop by each, enjoy a cocktail and chat to proprietors. Everything I tried was spectacular, ranging from a caviar martini by the Ritz to a dry ice Chambord cocktail by Leeds based molecular mixology bar The Alchemist, soon to open here in the capital. If the preview was anything to go by, the main event should be spectacular.
Tickets are £12, including 1 free cocktail. For more information see - http://www.cocktailsinthecity.co.uk/!
See you there!
The Grand Hall, Camden Centre, Euston Road, London, WC1H 9JE.