Cocktail Fever Hits Edinburgh with Only One Week To Go Until Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Cocktail Fever Hits Edinburgh with Only One Week To Go Until Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns to the Scottish Capital next week, Monday 14th - Sunday 20th October, with its biggest programme of tempting tipples and pop-ups across the city.

Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns to the Scottish Capital next week, Monday 14th - Sunday 20th October, with its biggest programme of tempting tipples and pop-ups across the city including a new Cocktail Forest, Rooftop Cocktail Domes at The Glasshouse Hotel, an expanded Cocktail Village at Festival Square and over 70 of Edinburgh’s finest cocktail bars - all serving £4 cocktails.

Following its successful introduction to the festival last year, the Cocktail Village returns to Festival Square, expanding in size and experience with a new Forest themed extension - a dark enchanted space featuring a wigwam, pop-up bars, giant toadstools, log seating, a forest floor & canopy, and a twinkling night sky - inviting festivalgoers to escape the city and go ‘camping with cocktails’.

Acting as the social epicentre of the week-long festival, the Cocktail Village is bursting with 19 pop-up bars, street food, masterclasses, live music and entertainment. It is beautifully decorated in the style of an autumn garden with grass flooring, a clear rooftop, swings, picnic tables and floral installations, making guests feel like they are at an outdoor festival while being in the comfort of an enclosed marquee. Entry to both the Cocktail Village and Forest is free with an ECW wristband (£6 weekday / £8 weekend) and all cocktails inside are just £4 each. Pop-up bars this year include Edinburgh Gin, Belvedere Vodka, Patron Tequila, Johnnie Walker, Highland Park, Pickering's Gin, Absolut Vodka, The Port of Leith Distillery, Lindores Abbey, the Herringbone Horsebox, Poco Prosecco, The Pop Up Geeks, and many more. In addition to cocktails, there will also be craft beers on offer from Pilot Beer and a selection of tasty food available from The Shawarma Shack, Norelli Pizza, The Butcher Boy and The Mac Shack in a new stretch tent covered street food area.

Another exciting addition to this year’s festival are the Cocktail Domes on the rooftop garden of The Glasshouse Hotel. This is the first time these fully transparent domes will appear in Edinburgh, offering festivalgoers a unique opportunity to enjoy views of the city’s iconic skyline while snapping Instagram-worthy pictures and sipping on a menu of £4 cocktails from Tanqueray No. Ten Gin,Johnnie Walker Whisky, Ketel One Vodka, Casamigos Tequila and Belsazar Vermouth. Each dome comfortably seats 8 people and will be styled with sofas, cushions, blankets and fairy lights to create a super-cute and cosy setting for guests to relax and socialise in. Entry to the rooftop garden is free with an ECW wristband but reservations are essential to guarantee exclusive use of a Cocktail Dome. There will also be a number of free-to-enter domes available for walk-ins offered on a first-come basis. Cocktails can be enjoyed in the garden area and hotel bar if visitors wish to wait for seats in domes to become available.

There are over 70 bars taking part in this year's Edinburgh Cocktail Week, each serving a £4 signature cocktail, available exclusively to wristband-holders. New bars taking part this year include Cold Town House, Cask Smugglers, Smoke & Mirrors, The Barologist, Camera, Damm 27 and The Garden, as well as returning favourites The Refinery, Harvey Nichols, Tigerlily, Skybar, Tonic, Copper Blossom, The Voodoo Rooms and Brewhemia. This year also sees the introduction of non-alcoholic cocktails to the festival in partnership with Seedlip.

Between visiting the Cocktail Village, Rooftop Domes and participating bars, wristband-holders can hop between a week-long programme of unique events and experiences across the city including a Classic Movie & Cocktails Night at the Scotsman Picturehouse (screening La La Land), bespoke tours of the newly opened Holyrood Distillery, Morning Yoga with Seedlip overlooking Edinburgh Castle, an evening of cocktails aboard the stunning Fingal in Leith docks, an Edinburgh Gin Brunch Extravagaaaaanza, Cocktail Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Astoria, masterclasses with Beefeater and Eden Mill, and a Highland Park Winter Terrace on the rooftop of Cold Town House.

Organiser, Gary Anderson commented… 'I'm delighted to see Edinburgh Cocktail Week back for its third year. This is our biggest festival yet and I look forward to seeing everyone exploring the new pop-up spaces, events and bars around the city, and having a great day out with their friends. We're already working on plans for next year but that's all top secret for the moment.'

Wristbands are on sale now at www.edinburghcocktailweek.co.uk priced at £6 for a weekday wristband (valid Monday – Friday), £8 for a weekend wristband (valid Saturday & Sunday) and £13.50 for a week-long wristband.


Last Updated: 7 October 2019 11:47

Latest Local News

Scotch liqueur crowned king of the castle in Edinburgh

Scotch liqueur crowned king of the castle in Edinburgh

Scotland’s leading Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur, Magnum, has been crowned one of the top selling products at Edinburgh Castle after smashing its annual sales target.
Last Updated: 4th December 2019
Edinburgh Gin Advert premieres with projection onto The Dome

Edinburgh Gin Advert premieres with projection onto The Dome

Edinburgh Gin premieres its new advert on the streets of Edinburgh at 6pm tonight, with a special night-time projection on one of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Dome.
Last Updated: 3rd December 2019
Festive fun for a good cause at Edinburgh care home

Festive fun for a good cause at Edinburgh care home

On Saturday 7th December, from 2pm-4pm, the Care UK team at Cairdean House, on Redford Road, will open the home’s doors for a Christmas celebration in aid of the Bethany Christian Trust.
Last Updated: 3rd December 2019
Traverse Theatre announces Spring 2020 Season

Traverse Theatre announces Spring 2020 Season

Traverse Theatre announces Spring 2020 Season and launches £1 tickets for young people and those in receipt of a range of allowances.
Last Updated: 2nd December 2019
Alasdair Gray wins the Inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award

Alasdair Gray wins the Inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award

In a ceremony presided over by BBC Presenter Cathy MacDonald, Alasdair Gray was awarded the inaugural Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Scottish literature.
Last Updated: 1st December 2019
Get your hands on some of the hottest tickets in town this Black Friday

Get your hands on some of the hottest tickets in town this Black Friday

This Black Friday sees some amazing offers available on tickets for the biggest and best shows and gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh!
Last Updated: 29th November 2019
Edinburgh care home set to celebrate first anniversary in style

Edinburgh care home set to celebrate first anniversary in style

Care UK’s Murrayside, on South Beechwood is inviting the local community to help mark its first birthday, in true Scottish fashion.
Last Updated: 22nd November 2019
Lothians Schoolgirl crowned best home baker in Scotland

Lothians Schoolgirl crowned best home baker in Scotland

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh has named 14-year-old Grace Warnock its champion home baker following its nationwide search earlier this year.
Last Updated: 21st November 2019
Family festivities begin at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni with CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel and Gretel

Family festivities begin at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Omni with CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel and Gretel

Once again, the family-friendly feast of festive fun that is the CBeebies Christmas Show is coming to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni.
Last Updated: 21st November 2019
Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow and Edinburgh will serve up a rockin meal for guests this Thanksgiving!

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow and Edinburgh will serve up a rockin meal for guests this Thanksgiving!

Hard Rock Cafe® Glasgow and Edinburgh will extend a warm holiday welcome to guests this Thanksgiving by serving up a limited-time turkey meal on Thursday, 28th November!
Last Updated: 18th November 2019
Edinburgh care home chef turns up the heat in national awards

Edinburgh care home chef turns up the heat in national awards

Iain Young, head chef at Murrayside care home, at South Beechwood, has made it to the final stage in the ‘Nutrition and eating well’ category in the Scottish Care Home Awards 2019.
Last Updated: 14th November 2019
Cat Hepburn embarks on Scottish student tour as part of Book Week Scotland

Cat Hepburn embarks on Scottish student tour as part of Book Week Scotland

The Scottish Book Trust has announced that award winning scriptwriter and spoken word artist Cat Hepburn will embark on a tour for Scottish students as part of Book Week Scotland.
Last Updated: 13th November 2019
Traverse Theatre announces new artistic leadership team and board appointments

Traverse Theatre announces new artistic leadership team and board appointments

The Traverse Theatre announces the successful candidates who will join the organisation’s artistic and producing team following an extensive recruitment process.
Last Updated: 13th November 2019
Musical spectacular arrives at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni

Musical spectacular arrives at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni

Les Misérables, one of the world’s most popular musicals, is coming to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni this December.
Last Updated: 12th November 2019
Scotland asked to come together with One Kind Act

Scotland asked to come together with One Kind Act

The people of Scotland are being encouraged to celebrate St Andrew's Day (30th November) by carrying out an act of kindness!
Last Updated: 12th November 2019
Cineworld Edinburgh unveils fully refurbished cinema

Cineworld Edinburgh unveils fully refurbished cinema

Cineworld Edinburgh announces an exclusive £3 ticket offer to celebrate its completed refurbishment, available only for 2D screenings from Friday 15th to Thursday 21st November.
Last Updated: 12th November 2019
Edinburgh crowned most historic city in the north of England and Scotland

Edinburgh crowned most historic city in the north of England and Scotland

Edinburgh has been found to be the most historic city in all the north of England and Scotland, thanks to its vast array of historical experiences compared to its counterparts
Last Updated: 11th November 2019
Frozen 2 finally arrives at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

Frozen 2 finally arrives at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

Fans of Anna and Elsa can now get tickets for Disney’s enchanting sequel Frozen 2, which is set to be released in Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean on the 22nd November.
Last Updated: 7th November 2019
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel transforms restaurant into a fresh food market as it celebrates 20th year

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel transforms restaurant into a fresh food market as it celebrates 20th year

Last night, the great and the good of Scotland’s foodie scene were invited to discover culinary secrets from the recently opened Surf & Turf restaurant at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.
Last Updated: 7th November 2019
Gleneagles The Strathearn Series to celebrate brightest kitchen talent in Edinburgh

Gleneagles The Strathearn Series to celebrate brightest kitchen talent in Edinburgh

Gleneagles is set to serve up a fresh culinary adventure when it opens the doors to its kitchen for ‘The Strathearn Series’.
Last Updated: 6th November 2019
Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Dobbies

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Dobbies

For a festive feast that your little ones won't forget, Dobbies is giving families the chance to enjoy a special breakfast with Santa!
Last Updated: 6th November 2019
Broadway Blockbuster arrives at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

Broadway Blockbuster arrives at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

Kinky Boots will arrive in Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean in February and tickets are on sale now!
Last Updated: 5th November 2019
Argentinian Writer Wins the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award

Argentinian Writer Wins the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced that the Argentinian writer Selva Almada has won the Festival’s 2019 First Book Award.
Last Updated: 4th November 2019
The Lion King pop up exhibition across Scotland

The Lion King pop up exhibition across Scotland

Walt Disney Company & Edinburgh Playhouse announce a free pop-up exhibition about The Lion King will tour four cities in Scotland in November, ahead of the show opening at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Last Updated: 29th October 2019
A good dose of stubbornness is the secret to a long life according to an Edinburgh resident

A good dose of stubbornness is the secret to a long life according to an Edinburgh resident

Beatrice Mackay, a resident at an Edinburgh care home, celebrated her 100th birthday and revealed the secret to living a long life.
Last Updated: 28th October 2019
Record crowds roll up to Paisley Halloween Festival

Record crowds roll up to Paisley Halloween Festival

Paisley celebrated its biggest ever Halloween Festival as 41,000 people flocked to the town to see the amazing floats, circus performers and spectacular Mardi-Gras style parade!
Last Updated: 27th October 2019
A spooktacular Halloween with Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

A spooktacular Halloween with Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean

This Halloween you can expect a frightful array of screenings at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean, including classic films, brand new horror releases and spooky theatrical extravaganzas.
Last Updated: 23rd October 2019
Down to a fine art: local artist joins Edinburgh care home for the worlds largest drawing festival

Down to a fine art: local artist joins Edinburgh care home for the worlds largest drawing festival

Residents at a care home in Edinburgh picked up their pencils recently and welcomed local artist Jennifer Thomson for The Big Draw Festival 2019.
Last Updated: 23rd October 2019
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches out of Sydney after biggest ever show

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches out of Sydney after biggest ever show

The Tattoo marked its return to Australia in style bringing with it the biggest cast ever in its 69-year history, joining with more than hundreds of performers from home soil in Australia.
Last Updated: 22nd October 2019
Paisley set for Fireworks spectacular

Paisley set for Fireworks spectacular

The skies above Paisley Abbey are set to be lit up with a dazzling fireworks display on Saturday 2nd November!
Last Updated: 21st October 2019

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Castle of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’!
24 Doors of Advent
Throughout December Edinburgh opens its doors to showcase the unique buildings in the city in this real-life advent calendar.
Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
An Edinburgh Christmas Carol
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to present the world premiere of An Edinburgh Christmas Carol, a magical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.
Christmas at the Botanics 2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »