Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

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Fri 14th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
10:00 - 00:00
Tickets from £8
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Festival, Something A Little Different
Over 21

When? From the first venue opening on Friday 14/07/17 until the last venue closes on Sunday 16/07/17

Where? All across the city, as always our hand picked venues will be revealed on our website in the run up to the event

What? A weekend of exploring new venues and sampling the best of Birmingham's cocktails. Buy your ticket online in advance then come down to the Courvoisier Hub at Hotel Du Vin during the weekend to swap it for your wristband and pick up your 2017 guide book! 

Then it's time to make your way across our fantastic city sampling £4 signature cocktails at each venue and discovering all that is great about the Birmingham cocktail scene. We'll be throwing in free tastings, masterclasses and a whole host of fun events too. This is a weekend you don't want to miss!

Who? You! If you love cocktails then this is the event you need to be part of. Cocktail Weekend is an over 21s event.

Please drink responsibly.

Early Bird Wristbands are available at a discounted price of £8 until Friday 14th April. Standard wristbands are available at £10 there on in.

Location

At venues across the City
Church Street, , B3 2NR




Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that Birmingham Cocktail Weekend management, venues, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of each venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. Each venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Each venue reserves the right to refuse service.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to Birmingham Cocktail Weekend's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may not be able to swap the e-ticket for a wristband.
10. Venues may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend management, participating venues and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 21 years of age. Identification may be required.

Organiser

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

A weekend of exploring new venues and sampling the best of Birmingham's cocktails. Buy your wristband, pick up your guide book and make your way across our fantastic city. Spend the weekend trying exclusive signature cocktails and discovering all that is great about the Birmingham cocktail scene.

http://birminghamcocktailweekend.co.uk

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This is the second year we have visited the cocktail weekend in Birmingham. This year we had an even better experience then last year. There are plenty of bars that take part and all the cocktails are different and amazing! Its lovely to visit places that you may not have been before. The atmosphere is brilliant, everyone that is working in the bars, out and about drinking are having a great time and it just adds to a wonderful experience. Yasmin visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017 by
5

Brilliant! Can't wait for next year Adam visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
04 Aug 2017 by
5

A brilliant opportunity to showcase all that's Birmingham has to offer. It certainly gave me the chance to visit some of the bars that I would not normally be familiar. I'll be visiting the some of those places again soon and definitely hope to attend next year and try to squeeze in all of the cocktails over the whole weekend. I liked that the guide was detailed and that it contained a map showing all the venues. It would be helpful if the guide showed which cocktails would served at each venue. It would also be lovely if there was a freebie cocktail hidden along the way or at the starting point. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
4

A great night, with plenty of events and places to visit.'y only regret it that I didn't make it to all of them. I'll be attending again next year. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017 by
5

Truthfully not as good as last year. cocktails were cheaply done too much ice. Only decent one new Alex theatre and Marco Pierre white excellent one. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
1

I found this weekend really disappointing and probably won't participate next year. This was the third year I had attended and it was not as good as previously. It took at least 20 mins to be served at each bar, (ridiculous considering it was Sat afternoon/early evening!) the cocktails were not as tasty as in previous years and as we spent so much time queueing, we were unable to chat and have fun. In addition, having queued in two places for over 20 mins we were told that the cocktails had run out!! If I was to make any constructive comments, it would be that a clearly identified Cocktail Weekend section of the bar would be a good idea (a little like they did in Malmaison this year). It would make sure you are queueing in the right place and if they did run out (can't imagine why they would!), they can clearly identify this so you are not wasting your time standing in line. I would also suggest that the bars think about what they offer and perhaps consider something that allows a large part of the work to be done beforehand - in terms of pre-mixing the majority of the cocktail in advance - to relieve the pressure on the bar staff and reduce the amount of time standing in line. ElsBels visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017 by
2

A fantastic weekend with the perfect opportunity for Birmingham bars to show what they can do to people that may not normally visit them. There were some amazing cocktails and the hospitality from all venues we visited was second to none. Thanks all !!! Steve visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017 by
5

Great weekend...except for malmaison...had to queue st special bar for 20minutes...no control there over wristbands allowed several individuals yo order 10/15 and even 20 at s time prolonging the time...should be 1 cocktail 1 wristband certainly not 20 at a time. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017 by
4

Discounted cocktails and lots of them - our kind of festival! The event was well organised and created a great atmosphere across sunny Birmingham. Liked the info pack and updates on Facebook. Would've helped to know exactly what the signature cocktails were at each venue, e.g. a description/ingredients, as often just a sign above the bar, we had no idea what we were ordering. Some of the bars ran out of ingredients by Saturday night. Perhaps next year, participants could download an app that sends alerts about upcoming events, highlights exactly where all participating venues are on a digital map, tells people more about the signature cocktails and offers discounted hotel rates and discounts on food? Would like to return next year. Thanks! Catherine visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017 by
4

Had a great time and discovered some new bars. matchstickie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017 by
5

Very much a gin based theme to most of the cocktails I tried this year. However, decent sized glasses but not a high alcohol content. Nice to visit Gaucho, but allocated bar area far too small to comfortably accommodate numbers. Loved the accompanying DJ sets at Malmaison and Harvey Nicks, the latter of which served a nice ginger beer infused cocktail. This helped redeem the poor 'shove 'em on the landing' approach Harvey Nicks adopted in 2016 when the main bar was closed. Would still love a heads up on which venue is serving what to help plan route, but I suppose that will never happen as the aim is to encourage people to visit as many venues as possible. Overall a great night. Carol visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017 by
4

Had a great time just wish we had a bit more for our money like a couple of free cocktails at Hotel du vin Pamela visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
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It would be good if signature cocktail for each participating location could be detailed in the guide visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Please can we have a list of which cocktails are at the venues next year - some of our party felt a bit disappointed when we got cocktails that were not to their taste. Early planning especially with the jazz festival is essential for us each year - entertainment and cocktails would be cracking. Loved the Mailbox contingent and The Victoria's efforts this year. H_WARD visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

I would like to have know what cocktails were in each bar so we could have chosen where to go better. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

I enjoyed the cocktail weekend, but my friend and I both agree that some of the cocktail bars seemed to be serving up very generic spritzer type cocktails. I didn't go last year, but I went the year before and there seemed to be a lot more originality then. I was particularly unimpressed by places such as the Alchemist who usually serve up very imaginative and tasty creations, but this year seemed to choose style over substance. lsampson88 visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

Fab, fun night! I attending the whisky tasting session which was fun and very informative. The speaker was a great fountain of knowledge visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Good atmosphere. A bit disappointing though, as by the time Saturday night came some of the bars we went into had run out of the signature cocktails. The cocktails we did manage were mostly good, especially Bodega and The Botanist. Special shout out to the bar man in Buffalo for winging it with half the ingredients missing! Natalie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

Much better than anticipated. Only did 5 venues, but well impressed. It's in diary for 2018! Barbara visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great fun and found some new bars ! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great fun and found some new bars ! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great event! Loved every min of our day (Saturday) the only negative was a couple of the bars had ran out of cocktails by late afternoon/early evening and weren't offering alternatives. This was a little bit disappointing and maybe something that could be looked at for next year. Overall though we had a brilliant time! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Gusto - 2/10 - poor flavour, paid £4 for a soda water really Gaucho - 9/10 - fantastic cocktail, great atmosphere, my favourite! The Cosy Club - 1/10 - completely lame, full of ice & sweet Lost & Found - 4/10 - no great shakes The Botanist - can't remember it! Bourne & Co - 7/10 - very tasty & finally a grown up cocktail which didn't just consist of sugar syrup! The Victoria- 8/10 - surprisingly really good! Not a whiskey drinker normally but this was a corker... Had a fun time but some venues need to up their game, I think I would hit the high end bars next time to see if there is an improvement visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

Fabulous way to spend a Saturday! Siobhan visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a great day and night on Saturday, cocktails were lovely and perfect chance to see some different bars/ restaurants in birmingham. Defiantely do it again . Suzanne visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Really enjoyed the event. The masterclasses etc. are always excellently run, and the participating venues well signed-posted - in three years I've never turned up to a participating venue and have them not totally on the ball with BCW. Loved the variety of participating venues, especially having ones that don't usually do cocktails. My only quibble is that it felt like there were fewer masterclasses/drop-in events this year in comparison to previous years. sarahjlisle visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Had a great time at Birmingham Cocktail Weekend. The book of locations was really useful, however it would have also been good to include the cocktails for each of the venues. Overall we had a fab time, great cocktails and lots of laughs. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Good variety of venues. Cocktails on offer were superb. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

A good fun weekend, great venues but too many Gin cocktails visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

What an absolutely fantastic weekend it was brilliant roll on next year xxx tsweetdesire visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Not as good as last year. Less fruity options this year. 1847 restricted times and Buffalo and The only let you in if seats available visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

It was great but at half of the venues we tried they said they were too busy or a 20 to 30 min wait for a drink! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

A fantastic opportunity to try new bars and experience a relatively cheap weekend out. Michael visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

All the bars were good except Miss Selfridge The Balcony , ran out of cocktails at 6pm on Saturday and offered G&T's for the same price, not quite cutting it really. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

More info on what's in the cocktail would be useful. I love this event. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Loved the daytime stuff, the atmosphere changed markedly come sundown and not for the better. Would like to know the spirit base for each signature cocktail via the booklet before visiting the venue. That said I was introduced to a lot of things I'd never normally drink i.e. gin and vodka. Great showmanship from the guys at Siamais. Loved your Dragon's Breath. Loved the Gin based cocktail at the Alexandra Theatre. Thanks BCW, see you next year! Natasha visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Some amazing bars and cocktails. A great chance to try some new places. Some of the bars were extremely busy and were turning people away and a few had obviously not anticipated the higher volume over the weekend and had long queues at the bar. Laura visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Me and my partner came Saturday and had a fantastic time going round all the different bars tasting their amazing cocktails. We will definitely be going back to at least a couple of the venues and will keep a look out for anymore events like this in future!!! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great day out and really good to see different bars that i have never been to and try amazing cocktails that i would never order off the menu. The Whisk(e)y tasting at Bourne & co. was amazing and well worth the money! Rosamund visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Well organised ticket pick-up. Brilliant diverse venues all around the City. Can't wait for next year's dates to be announced! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

A brilliant event showcasing the very best of Birmingham's bars & venues Roll on 2018! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a brilliant day would highly recommend it to others and I'm hoping it's run again next year. Favorite cocktail was at Marco Pierre white Erica visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Popularity of this has increased massively from one year to next which is great for the organisers but I found it to be detrimental to my enjoyment. Too many places were busy, some even turned you away. List of places to try was extensive and well planned. Good range of cocktails at the 15 places we managed to go to. Still a good day overall but not as good as last year. Won't be going on the Saturday next year. Sarah visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
3

Well structured and planned . Great cocktails great few days Nadia visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great weekend, very much enjoyed it visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Great range of locations and cocktails. Rachel visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great to see so many venues take part but not sure they were all prepared for how busy it was - restaurants packed out with no seating! Would have been nice to have a choice of cocktail as at Manchester and/or know what the signature cocktail actually was, even if just on a board! Hotel du vin very organised as the hub. Tamara louise visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Absolutely fantastic weekend. All venues had brilliant staff that were friendly despite how busy it was. There was an awesome atmosphere - just brilliant. I've told all my friends and family that they must visit next year. I can't wait!! Kay visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

My friend and I did the Saturday and had a fantastic time. It was great trying all the different cocktails and going to bars we'd never been to before. Gemma visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Again another good year of great cocktails will be there next year. Rebecca visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Enjoyable hen night loved the variety of cocktails Tina visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Excellent weekend exploring the bars. All bars were well equips and prepared. I have knocked one star off for the map book, it's 2017 surely there is someone that can make a little app for the weekend with a bit of interaction on marking the cocktails. Tina visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
4

Well done to the Hotel Du Vin, great start and probably the best cocktail of the day… with the Lost and Found yet another great drink and well done the sky Bar this year’s offering was a massive improvement on last years and was in our top three favas on the day, great day, good fun and pleased to see it’s grown in popularity, certainly a lot more participants than last year. Susan visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Great number of venues with some better prepared for how busy it would be than others. Better prepared and located wristband collection point this year. Great mix of venues. Gives you a chance to try a well priced cocktail in places that would normally feel to expensive like Marco Pierres,Harvey Nics and Malmaison. Add more like this next year and get Gingers on board. Its a well organised event. Professional looking wristbands. Well done organisers on another great year. Email us all when we can buy 2018 bands! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Excellent time my friends and i had trawling round brum trying all the lovely cocktails. Very well thought out i thought and mist enjoyable experience would definitely like to do it sgain 🤗 Lorraine visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Wonderful there was something for all tastes - all ready planning for next years Jacqueline visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Fab weekend, I cant wit til net year! emilyjaynej visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Fabulous event once again! Such a great concept. Great way to try out new venues and different cocktails exclusively for wrist band holders. All at £4 each which makes life easy! Also try out the special tastings like the fire and ice vodka tasting which was free and we got to take home mugs!:) Cazzych visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing weekend, great cocktails! Will definitely be doing it next year :) x Ellis visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a great weekend and managed to get a cocktail at every venue we visited which was the majority of them 😉 I would say the booklet needs to tighten up on the opening times detailed AND note when is likely to be busiest time (aside from the obvious Saturday evening). Some venues also need to plan better, on more than one occasion venues had run out of things like ice, glasses and even the cocktail themselves! Alternative cocktails should be offered if this happens! Loved The New Alexandra Theatre who had a signature cocktail but also offered the same with a twist. Great Idea. Last year there were more (free) tasting/sampling events on that you could get involved with and plan your day around. Think this was lacking this year (but loved the Bols talk at Marmalade). Liked the addition of a couple of venues putting on specific food deals for BCWer's. All in all another great weekend but what else would you expect from Birmingham. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Enjoyed it,didn't have time to take them all in, next time will do it over the 3 days visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

A thoroughly enjoyable and well organised event. I will certainly be participating again next year. Natalie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Was a great experience to be able to try lots of place!! Great idea and would defo do it again next year!! Cocktail's were not made as good on a Saturday night compared to Friday and Sunday! Bit loved it!! Krishna visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

A great weekend and fantastic opportunity to visit lots of different venues across the city. Loved the view from the Cube! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Every where we went was welcoming and quick service .. our favourite was Marco Pierre white and Alexander theatre visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Could do with a map firstly. Not knowing Birmingham we struggled to know where places were. Maybe co-ordinate with an app map? Then why not make it a competition where you can vote if you like the cocktail via the same app? Apart from that, we loved it. Sharon visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Not impressed with gaucho they wouldn't let us in as they said they were busy. Went into Malmaison waited patiently at the bar to be told we were at the wrong bar, went to the bar they told us to go to to be told they had finished! Not impressed with Malmaison either! But really enjoyed the evening ( apart from those two bars) would definitely do it again! Jackie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Why are Marco Pierre White at the cube letting people in dressed in sweatshirt shorts and trainers ? Thought there was a dress code here ? My friends and I were looking great in our dresses, what a shame some people dress so scruffily visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

On the whole, we had a fantastic day sampling the cocktails on offer at some fabulous venues across the City. The only fly in the ointment was Selfridge's, who at 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon advised us they had sold out of the £4 cocktail, but were happy to try and sell us an £18 glass of champagne! No way, plenty more venues to try! Too snooty by half! Gel visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Went into Churchill's on Sunday evening, told me they had sold out of all the ingredients for the signature cocktail, so I asked what we could hv as an alternative ? Answer ? NOTHING !!!! Shocking, why couldn't they hv made us one of their 6 or so signature cocktails for £4, the event is still on, soooo ? Apart from that a fab time visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

The majority of the venues were lovely and you could tell that they used quality ingredients for their cocktails. However, we did have an issue with Marco Pierre Whites and their dress code rules, I noticed a large amount of people being turned away because of their shoes!! Also, with one of the bars at the Mailbox I noticed they they were pouring cheap tequila into Patron bottles... obviously trying to make them look more fancier than they were. Other than that, the venues that we attended were spectacular and we will definitely be returning!! :) x Jessica visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Really enjoyed are selves. Great choice of bars visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

My fiancé and really enjoyed our Birmingham cocktail weekend. We collected our wrist bands from the hotel du vin and enjoyed a lovely espresso martini. We then headed out on the Birmingham cocktail trail. We really enjoyed seeing lots of different venues that we would not ordinarily have visited. Marco Pierre White’s was the highlight of the trip with its amazing views. We met lots of lovely people. We are already looking forward to next years event. We did however find some of the venues badly prepared for the amount of cocktailers. We nevertheless wholeheartedly enjoyed the weekend. Charlie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Once again a great day! leighsus visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Brilliant weekend! Really enjoyed the Gin Lab! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Had so much fun, loved it! Amber visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Most bar and restaurants we went too were very posh weather was a bonus Are you able to sent me the list of all the pubs please much appreciated Surjit visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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The places that had made an effort really stood outt and provided a high quality experience (Siamais, Pushkar, New Alexandra Theatre, Marco Pierre White at the Cube, the Botanist, Gaucho, Hotel du Vin, Chung Ying, Tom's Kitchen) . Sadly however majority of places had gone for cheap, fast and easy fruit juice with rum/vodka/tequila. My old favourites Victoria and Jekyll & Hyde were especially disappointingly unimaginative and lacking quality. I doubt Edwardian Tea Room drink even contained alcohol..., Also by Sunday selfridges balcony was only offering a standard g&t. Some obvious venues were also missing such as the Alchemist. 36 venue hike is impressive, but I would recommend adding nibbles to options as liquid diet can be hard on the body and the mind. Chung Ying deal for example was a welcome break. Really good free events. Anna-Kaisa visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Good event - it's nice being able to go to new places that you haven't heard of before! I would have preferred a list of the cocktails (including ingredients) in the booklets so you can decide which ones you will like the most and then you can plan where you are going properly! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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What a great weekend! Can't wait for the next one. Have discovered some new bars and restaurants I will be revisiting, who knew Birmingham had so many. The best by far was Gaucho, will definitely be going back there. S visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

An Absolutely fantastic weekend . The Du Van (hub) start was just perect, staff , cocktail and wonderful ambiance . Will definitely be going again next year , can't believe I haven't heard of it before ! Well Done ! All of the cocktails and believe we had a lot , were perfect and unique. Thank You and your staff 👏👏👏job well done 🍹🍹🍹🍹 visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Birmingham Cocktail weekend was a fantastic event and I'm really looking forward to next year and discovering new bars and restaurants that I would never have found without it. The only disappointment was that Bodega Bar ran out of ice on Saturday night & Buffalo & Rye ran out of Whiskey! Both the same chain, so were unable to provide a cocktail at their venue :-( Paul visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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A great day out enjoyed it lots made a mistake once Didn't know there was a separate Menu for coctail weekend at some places and some had ran out of ingredients but outher wise great visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Had a fantastic time. Liked how there were clusters of bars that were taking part so close enough to get to. Only thing i'd improve is to offer more samples, and events later in the day visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Very well organised, had a great weekend! Only suggestions would be maybe some sign posts about directing you around, the guide book to have the bar numbers as per the numbers on the map and the bar to have detailed their signature cocktails in the booklet with the ingredients etc! But that's being picky! Very well organised - will definately do again!! Nicola visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Being very picky from a personal point of view it would be nice if the ingredients of the signature cocktails for each venue could be included in the booklet. This is because I have an allergy to orange juice so I could plan my route avoiding any venues that include this as I had to miss out on a couple of drinks. Mark visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktail weekend In Birmingham with unique bars along side big name venues. Exciting friendly atmosphere atmosphere with samples along the way too! Highly recommend can't wait for the 2018 dates!!!! Karlaphillips visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a brilliant time at the cocktail weekend- loved going into some bars I haven't been in before- could have done with some of the bars writing what was in the cocktails as well as the name of them as it helped decide which place to go- we found there were a few too many using tequila as we would have chosen differently had they put what was in them on the information. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Myself & my daughter were on a shopping trip to Birmingham. A work colleague told me about this event, so we decided to go along & have a look. We certainly was not disappointed. Fantastic day, great venues. Got to experience new cocktails. Will definately be going again next year. Well done to all involved in putting this event together visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Fab day. We went on the Saturday. My only feedback would be that it would've been nice to have what the signature cocktails were at each place in the brochure. I loved the map - made everything easy. Look forward to next years! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

It's a nice idea, which will naturally attract groups for birthdays and hen parties etc, but this then meant that most bars were too busy for us to even gain entry so weren't able to benefit from various cocktails. It would also be good to have listed in the programme which cocktail will be served at each bar as this could make the decision easier! Hannah visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Really good venues and cocktails Kimberley visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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It was so busy this year! I think there needs to be more venues, a second hub and more (ideally free) events. The cocktails were a mixed bag, I loved the one in The Lost and Found (but that tiny room was sweltering and packed!). The cocktail in Gusto was very poor, it just tasted like lemon water, not convinced it had any alcohol in it whatsoever. Also, why didn't the Chameleon take part this year?! I loved their cocktail and atmosphere last year! I will be looking forward to seeing what happens next year! Susan visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Some of the cocktails lacked alcohol. The worst one was in the old Edwardian tea rooms it was just like juice. The best was lost and found Lisa visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Wonderful to take part in and made some fabulous memories with friends! Great to showcase the bars and restaurants in Birmingham! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Some great venues and amazing cocktails. Only downside some bars were very busy and unlike others didn't have a member of staff exclusively appointment to serve wrist band holders so ended up waiting up to 20 mins whilst they attempted to serve during their manic 2 for 1 period. Laura visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fantastic day but some of the venues turned people away saying they were too busy even though they weren't best one on the day was Gaucho staff very friendly and great atmosphere Cheryl visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

We had a really enjoyable afternoon/ evening. We went to venues that we had never been to before to try out all of the nice signature cocktails. Very well thought out and planned. Great way to explore new places in Birmingham. We did the Cousoviour workshop which was a really good way to start the afternoon. Will definitely be goung again next year and booking for more workshops. sharon visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

It was a fantastic event, however one or two hiccups. The timings on the booklet weren't all accurate and a few venues didn't really account or accommodate for the extra people who would be there that day. rachelmellin visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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I didn't enjoy my night. Nichole visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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I thought that the welcome team at the Hotel du Vin were great. Some of the new venues were good but we did miss some of the ones that were not taking part this year. All in all we enjoyed it. Diane visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Overall a great event & a good way to try different bars etc in Birmingham. The professional cocktail makers definitely stood out. It was a shame the advertised timings for Jazz were incorrect as it would have Ben good to hear, but other advertised events we went to were good. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Great range of cocktail bars. However some wouldn't let us in because of capacity. I personally think these ones shouldn't take part in the event if they can't hold many people in their bar. I also thing the ingredients for each cocktail should be displayed so we know what we are getting before we purchase. Meg visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Great venues, good varied choice of cocktails - i.e. Joanne visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Great range of cocktail bars. However some wouldn't let us in because of capacity. I personally think these ones shouldn't take part in the event if they can't hold many people in their bar. Meg visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

My friends and I had loads of fun, will definitely come next year Nicola visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Great weekend,atmosphere at most of the bars was great and even though some struggled withto the demand they still served us with a smile. Tiring, but looking forward to doing it all over again next year! Leyla visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Fully enjoyed it, beautiful venues to explore and great cocktails to sample and try! First year on the BCW but will definitely be joining next year!] Abbie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Fabulous. Wonderful selection of cocktails and classes to take part in. Will definitely go again next year. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Brilliant day however some places were constantly full with the waitress in one bar saying you've got to stand and there's a wait as we're a restaurant not a bar. I would recommend they aren't included if that is the case. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

The cocktail weekend is very well organised with a great number of venues involved. I would say some venues are better at giving customer service and value for money than others. LTirre visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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WENT WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS THIS YEAR - WAS A GREAT NIGHT OUT AND WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO IT NEXT YEAR! THINK MY FAVOURTIE WAS WITHER COSY CLUB OR THE JEKYLL AND HYDE Amy visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Such a good weekend and is a good opportunity to try new places, the only improvement I would make is knowing what cocktail you can get in each place in the booklet. Charlotte visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

We both thoroughly enjoyed the event and the signature cocktails. However, when we visited Birmingham musumn, approx 9mp on the Saturday , only to find there was no live music as advertised in the booklet. We were therefore disappointed. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Had a fab day! Would love to do it each day but don't think I could cope! Kelly visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Great venues, lovely day but would have been nice to have a choice of cocktails (as at Manchester) or at least a menu to know what the signature cocktail was! Don't think some venues realised how busy it would be, restaurants weren't very well prepared for so many people. Tamara louise visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Great weekend event. So many cocktails, so little time! John visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Fantastic experience will Defo be back next year 🍾 Bradley visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Second year we have been and not disappointed. There were fewer freebies this time round and we couldn't get on any of the free sessions but all in all we had a great time (10 of us) . Emma visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Good fun and get to try new places across the city. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Such a great event. Really well organised and with some fantastic locations. Loved the Gin Lab at Jekyll and Hyde on Saturday. Really great nice with lovely people. One thing to improve would be to include what cocktails are at each location. One of my friends is allergic to pineapple and we had to be careful at each location to ask what was included. To have the cocktail and its primary ingredients would have made this easier. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

It was a great weekend with quality cocktails being offered. Marco Pierre White was my favourite venue, a close second being Island bar. I was disappointed with the balcony at selfridges as they had run out of their cocktail on the Saturday. Charlotte visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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The only improvement I can think of is if the book listed the main spirit of the signature cocktail, e.g. Rum based. We turned up to a few after a walk and found it to be gin based (we're not fans of gin) Also the museum told us half an hour wait for a signature cocktail. How?!! David visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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We had a lovely Saturday afternoon drinking cocktails in bars and restaurants we'd never actually been to before. The whole event was well organised and a pleasure to take part in. Will definitely be back for more next year. Debbie visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fab weekend can't wait till the next one !!! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fantastic few days with some amazing cocktails most notably SIAMAIS -MARCO'S -GAUCHO & PUSHKA however quite a few were very disappointing with ready made cocktails made in large quantities with no theatre and some with very little alcohol !! If these places can't put the effort and alcohol in then don't take part !! . JOHN visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fabulous fun! Great selection of cocktails on offer for £4 in some top-class venues around Birmingham City Centre - one signature cocktail in each. Hope to return next year! Sue visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Another brilliant year. Some really great cocktails and fabulous masterclasses! Roll on 2018. VictoriaO visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Overall ot was a fabulous event we had a couple of venues that were not really big enough to host 1847 on the geat western arcade being one amd the cocktail itself pretty grim and Selfridges really let it down running out of gin....and not offering a alternative bit of a poor show on their part ,and pennyblacks suffered with a rude member of barstaff and the cocktail was wrong and we had a refund. Toms kitchen,aluna,groucho, all highlights and a surprise lovely cocktail and atmosphere at the lobby and marmalade Jekyll and Hyde was disappointing but we bet the hin stilling would have been ace we didnt make that this year but will try for next year. Overall think this event is gonna get better and better year on year and felt really good to get out there and support our city visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Loved it - already planning to make this an annual event if it is arranged again! Amantia was definitely the best cocktail of the night. But great venues & loved the concept. Deb visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Absolutely loved it! Such a unique way to explore the city and get to know places you have never been. I already can't wait until next year! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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It was fantastic and I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere in Hotel du Vin where we collected our wrist bands. Overall the event was very well organised. Thank you! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Amazing weekend with a great variety of bars and signature cocktails allowing for a sophisticated, up market bar crawl. Rachel visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fantastic event, great drinks and a really nice way to go around the city and visit places you wouldn't usually visit. Tony visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Brilliant well organised event. The book really helped us get around and make the most of the weekend. There were lots of different bars and drinks on offer, we really enjoyed the range of drinks, no bar was serving the same drink. All of the venues were welcoming and myself and my friend enjoyed a great weekend in Birmingham! Already looking forward to next year! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a really good night - was disappoint by a couple of the venues. Tom Kitchens- Ran out of cocktail Birmingham Museum- 30 min waiting time Selfridges- Walked all the way there to be told at couple of mins past half 8 that they had tilled up and was not doing the cocktails. Booklet advertised the time has 9pm. Was really impressed with the service provide by Bourne & Co & Lobby on Hill Street- Top Marks. Will defo be going again next year! Ellen visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fabb! Good mix of venues and cocktails! Found a few new bars I would never have even thought of trying! Shame Buffalo & Rye and The Balcony ran out very early on Friday and Saturday, they should have a re-think about next year, and Gaucho very small and could not handle the amount of people visiting (Althought they're cocktail was the best!) lealea90 visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Another enjoyable year discovering new places. Less free samples than last year but the cocktails in general were better. We'll be back next year! Charlotte visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Overall a great weekend and a good excuse to see some new venues. Would have been useful to see the cocktails for each venue in the booklet to allow us to skip certain places for dislike of ingredients/allergies.0 Also got very busy as the night went on, and some venues just didn't look too happy when we asked for signature cocktails - they signed up!! However, would recommend and looking forward to next year! visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

An excellent weekend, discovered bars that we had not been to and will definitely go back to , met some lovely people, all in all had a great time. visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

What a day. I have been to locations I never even knew about and tasted drinks I would not normally order. It was an amazing day. I have met so many people and the staff in the locations were second to none. Be at one and Buffalo, hands down the best locations. One for the drink the other for the staff. An amazing event. Roll on next year!! Christine visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Loved it deffently go again . visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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It was awesome! A great excuse to explore bars and restaurants I wouldn't normally visit visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
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Fabulous weekend! As a Birmingham resident, I thought I'd been to all of the cocktail bars in the city - turns out there were loads I hadn't tried before. Great weekend of trying out new drinks and new bars :) JennieDale22 visited At venues across the City on 14 Jul 2017
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