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September 23, 2019

Got the Monday morning blues? Does the thought of some 150 cocktails in almost 40 of Glasgow's best bars make the world seem a little brighter?

If a frozen cucumber and chilli Margarita or perhaps an elderflower highball sound appealing then Glasgow Cocktail Week can add some bright spots to your diary.

Glasgow Cocktail Week have partnered up with World Class, a global cocktail competition, to present a packed programme of fun experiences, delicious drinks, exciting bar takeovers, and interactive events. Pic above is from festival Facebook.

The programme runs in almost 40 bars across the city from today to Sunday 29th September. 

Each participating bar has created at least two signature serves on exclusive Glasgow Cocktail Week menus.

The bars involved include 5pm faves such as Rioja, Blythswood, Tiki Bar, the 158 at Hutchesons and The Finnieston.

You can access these cocktail menus by purchasing a £5 Cocktail Explorer wristband which allows you to buy these cocktails at the discounted price of £5 a pop.

Access All Areas

Alternatively, you can buy an All Access GCW tickets. This means you can enjoy everything on offer from Glasgow Cocktail Weekend.

This limited ticket unlocks the benefits of the Cocktail Explorer ticket and £5 cocktails in your favourite bars plus one 2.5 hour session in the Cocktail World pop-up at The Arches, ten free cocktail samples, master classes and a few surprise extras that are invite-only. 

Running from 6pm, Friday 27 September until midnight on Saturday 28 September, the cocktail Wold pop-up in The Arches is a collaboration with World Class.

Guests with All Access GCW tickets will be able to try ten complimentary cocktail samples from ten premium pop-up bars.  

These include a plush Tanqueray 10 tasting station; a Casamigo’s beach bar, complete with frozen margaritas; botanical zones, a disco Ketel One kitchen and a Johnnie Walker whisky bar.

Some of the world’s leading bartenders will be mixing up drinks and sharing knowledge during a series of master classes.

Live entertainment and street food from Platform will also be on offer to set the mood. 

And if alcohol is off your radar, then Seedlip will be serving up refreshing, non-alcoholic Seedlip and tonics at Cocktail World. 

Tickets from here.

Bottoms up!