SE1’s favourite underground cocktail festival is back, and this spring the cup runneth over.
Transforming the Vaults in Waterloo -an underground warren of railways arches and secret passageways- into a maze of sensory drinks experiences, Cocktails in the City (CITC) invites Londoners to sip their way through show-stopping cocktails, discover hidden rooms, and witness London’s cocktail making elite in action as each bar competes to be crowned best bar.
For one weekend only, embark on a cocktail journey through multiple rooms teeming with immersive experiences, drinks lead entertainment and cutting edge cocktails.
New for 2019, CITC has curated seven arches to explore, offering a new level to the interactive drinking experiences.
Get lost in the Secret Garden
Enter the Secret Garden and discover a world full of flora and fauna, overflowing with plants and botanicals. Explore B&H Buildings’ sensory Greenhouse on the mezzanine where you can choose your garnishes from the hanging plants discover new botanical cocktails with Mr Fogg’s and enjoy a drink in the garden.
Party hard in The Good Times Vault
Get down and dirty in the Good Times Vault, with favourite party bars such as London Cocktail Club, and enter a world where the drinks are always strong, the music is always loud and the night is always young.
Witness cocktail wizardry in the Experimental Arch
Learn from the famed industry mavericks driving the city’s cocktail trends. Marvel at their cocktail wizardry and get a sneak peak of the innovative techniques used to create award winning drinks.
Pretend you’re famous in the House of Luxe
Sit back, relax and enjoy luxurious surroundings and sumptuous champagne drinks from London’s most exclusive cocktail institutions.
Travel back in time in the underground bunker
Bringing you raucous good old fashioned fun, step back in time with Cahoots as they bring their underground tube carriage to the iconic London venue. Get whisked away to a bygone era with
Discover a new favourite bar in Hidden Gems
With new bars popping up all over London, find a new favourite as we bring you the critics’ pick of Neighborhood hangouts from a multitude of further afield boroughs. Zone 5 here we come.
Become an international jetsetter
Be swept away to the giddy romance of Florence and sample negronis galore as we bring you a bar all the way from bella Italia.
Additional experience include: The Tasting Flight, where guests can try a trio of negronis for just £7.50, Sensory Cocktail Journey where sight, sound, touch and smell are used to craft bespoke cocktails based on your emotion.
Be the first to try new signature serves from a plethora of cocktail bars, whilst indulging in a delicious selection of food from London’s hottest restaurateurs and taste-testing new spirits in the Tasting Rooms. This year’s award winning bar line-up includes the likes of Ella Canta, Cahoots, Heads and Tails, B&H Buildings and Mr Fogg’s all creating new exclusive signatures serves to win the cocktail votes of festival goers.
2019 Bar Line-up – more to be announced
Mr Fogg’s – Cahoots – Four Sisters – TT Liquor – Ella Canta – B&H Buildings – Heads + Tails – Trailer Happiness – London Cocktail Club – Novikov – Six Storeys Soho – Trader Vic’s – Oxo Tower Bar – Black Rock – Campari Negroni Bar – Laki Kane – Homeboy – Gaucho – Hawksmoor – Nine Lives – The Vault –
Cocktails in the City runs from Thursday 4-Saturday 6 April. Admission: £20 including a cocktail. All cocktails are £7.50. Buy tickets here: