London Cocktail Week – Full Schedule of Trade Events

Plan your London Cocktail Week learning and drinking activities here.

BarLifeUK: London Cocktail Week - Full Schedule of Trade EventsLondon Cocktail Week kicks off next week, and as ever its seven days are packed with opportunities to learn, drink and network with your peers. Below you will find a full schedule of trade events, including the education sessions within the Bartender Edit, and other sessions, pop-ups and parties taking place in the LCW Cocktail Village at Old Spitalfields, and bars across the city.

Bartender Edit sessions are marked in red, and you can register to attend for free by clicking here. For all other LCW events, head to the Drinkup.LDN site and get yourself a digital pass.

Week-Long / Several Days

THE COCKTAIL VILLAGE: TUE-FRI 12PM – 4.30PM
Event|3-6 October 2017|Shoreditch
Your chance to pop into The Cocktail Village for FREE!

THE WORLD CLASS STUDIOS
Education|2-6 October 2017|Soho
The World Class Studios are designed to enhance bartender’s skills & knowledge.

TRASH TIKI: ANTI WASTE PUNK POP UP
Bar Takeover|3-8 October 2017|Hoxton
The globally touring pop up that is Trash Tiki returns home to London!

MADISON ROOFTOP BAR X DANTE NEW YORK
Bar Takeover|29 September-4 October 2017|City
Dante NYC, one of the World’s Best Bars pops up in London for the first time at Madison’s Rooftop Bar.

Bar Swift x Suffolk Arms, New York
Bar Takeover|2-3 October 2017|Soho
Giuseppe Gonzalez and team will be turning Swift into Lower East Side to kick off cocktail week with a bang.

CAFE COURVOISIER
Education|2-5 October 2017|Shoreditch
The aromatic world of cognac & coffee – brought to life at Joyeaux Bordel, with talks from Anistatia Miller and Erika Duffy

THE NINE LIVES OF EL TIGRE WITH DON JULIO
Bar Takeover/Education|2-5 October 2017|London Bridge
Master Distiller in residence, Enrique De Colsa, will host tequila talks & tastings in the afternoons, while the evenings celebrate ‘The Nine Lives of El Tigre!

THE BUFFALO BOURBON EMPIRE
Education/Bar Takeover|2-6 October 2017|Bethnal Green
Buffalo Trace are back, with their highly acclaimed Buffalo Bourbon Empire

OCCUPY SCOUT BY OPERATION DAGGER
Bar Takeover|2-8 October 2017|Old Street
Singaporean cocktail bar Operation Dagger takes over Scout for the week of LCW.

Sunday 1st October

PRE PARTY: GREY GOOSE DISCO NOIR
Event|1 October 2017|Aldgate
It’s London Cocktail Week Eve! Join the soiree at the underground Vaults @ The Ned with Grey Goose cocktails.

PRE PARTY: ORIOLE & BULLEIT BOURBON
Event|1 October 2017|Clerkenwell
Oriole Bar is teaming up with Bulleit Bourbon to present an evening of free live music from Fraser & The Alibis and delectable cocktails.

Monday 2nd October

LES FEMMES DU BAR APERITIF TAKE OVER
Bar Takeover|2 October 2017 |Hoxton
Pop-in for delicious St-Germain cocktails and a chance to catch up with some famous faces from the trade.

SATAN’S WHISKERS X TALES AND SPIRITS, AMSTERDAM
Bar Takeover|2 October 2017|Bethnal Green
Amsterdam’s Tales and Spirits take over Satan’s Whiskers for one night only

THE GREAT AVIATION DEBATE
Education|2 October 2017|Shoreditch
Where do you sit in The Great Aviation Debate? Is it with… or without?

THE WHISKY SHOW TRADE DAY
Event/Education|2 October 2017|London Bridge
Now in its ninth year, the UK’s biggest and best whisky show is returning to Old Billingsgate.

#FORWARDDRINKING: THE RENAISSANCE OF RYE – AMERICA’S ORIGINAL WHISKEY
Education|2 October 2017|Soho
Learn about Rye’s fall from grace and how it’s been embraced once again by the best bars in the world.

Tuesday 3rd October

CAFFÉ TORINO INDUSTRY NIGHT
Event|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
An all-star team behind the bar at Caffe Torino in The Cocktail Village.

NIGHT-TIME WALKS BY ALFRED COINTREAU BOOK LAUNCH
Event|3 October 2017|Covent Garden
Alfred Cointreau, 6th generation of the Cointreau family, car amateur, collector of all things vintage, and world traveller, has decided at last to compile his adventures in a book to be launched this fall.

ORIOLE PRESENTS: 50 BEST BARS PANEL DISCUSSION | SPONSORED BY KETEL ONE VODKA
Education|3 October 2017|Clerkenwell
Oriole Bar is teaming up with Diageo World Class to host the 50 Best Bars Panel Discussion – 2nd Edition.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO RUNNING YOUR BAR, WITH TOM SODEN
Education|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
Tom Soden, owner of Nine Lives bar, will discuss the ever-more pressing subject of sustainability in bars.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: COCKTAIL MENU CREATION, WITH RICHARD TRING AND CHELSIE BAILEY
Education|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
In this session, they discuss their approach to building a cocktail menu.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: HOW KINDNESS, EMPATHY & LIFE BALANCE CAN CHANGE THE INDUSTRY, WITH DR. FRAZER MCGLINCHEY PHD
Education|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
Dr Frazer wants to help you look after yourself. This session will provide tools and tips for the evolution of the industry as a healthier, happier place.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: ICE WORKSHOP, WITH CARLOS PINTO
Education|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
Carlos will show you how even smaller bars with limited space can work with block ice.

THREE SHEETS X EMPLOYEES ONLY, NEW YORK
Bar Takeover|3 October 2017|Dalston
New York’s Employees Only pops up for one night only.

#FORWARDDRINKING: AFTER THE DUST SETTLES – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU’VE BEEN ACQUIRED?
Education|3 October 2017|Shoreditch
Join John Little as he talks about life after acquisition and how it’s impacted their business.

Wednesday 4th October

HAPPINESS HOUSE PARTY
Event|4 October 2017|Shoreditch
Come and enjoy nostalgia, hang with good friends, good music, and make yourself at home, with drinks curated specially for the house.

THE SUN TAVERN X DEAD RABBIT, NEW YORK
Bar Takeover|4 October 2017|Bethnal Green
Regularly voted as the Best Bar in the World – this is your chance to have a taste of the infamous Dead Rabbit.

JOHN DEWARS AND SONS FINE WHISKY SUPPER
Event|4th October 2017|Shoreditch
A celebration of Fine Scotch Whisky, culinary craftsmanship, and the best of British produce.

JIGGER BEAKER GLASS LCW EDITION
Education|4 October 2017|Shoreditch
As part of the Bacardi Brown-Forman UK tour, the Ambassador team are bringing Jigger Beaker Glass to London Cocktail Week for an extra special edition.

RED BULL RE-TREAT
Event|4 October 2017|Old Street
Red Bull UK’s Retreat for you work hard, play hard bar tenders to Relax, Refuel and Re-treat yourselves.

FUTURE TRENDS: SPIRITS
Education|4 October 2017|Bethnal Green
A one day summit designed to bring together experts from across the spirits sector, all spilling their knowledge and attempting to predict the future of drinking

#FORWARDDRINKING: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRANDS AND BARS IS BROKEN
Education|4 October 2017|Shoreditch
A look at how brands and bars can partner together to deliver real value for both sides.

Thursday 5th October

CLEVER DRINKING BY STU BALE
Education|5 October 2017|Haggerston
Stu Bale, owner of Crucible will take you on a scientific journey highlighting various techniques used to create different flavours and aromas.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: AMERICAN WHISKEY AMBASSADOR PANEL
Education|5 October 2017|Shoreditch
We bring a group of American Whiskey’s top ambassadors together for a panel discussion on the sector.

THE BARTENDER EDIT: COCKTAIL CONVERSATIONS, WITH BEN REED
Education|5 October 2017|Shoreditch
Would bartenders make good hostage negotiators?

THE BARTENDER EDIT: PANEL DISCUSSION – ‘AFTER BARTENDING’
Education|5 October 2017|Shoreditch
How do you take the skills and experienced gained behind the bar and use them in the daywalker world?

THE BARTENDER EDIT: USING TEA IN COCKTAILS, WITH AJIT MADAN & MATTHEW DAKERS
Education|5 October 2017|Shoreditch
Ajit Madan is the UK’s first ITEI Master Tea Sommelier

WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS
Event|5 October 2017|London Bridge
The global drinks industry’s most anticipated night of the year…

GLASS AFTER DARK VOL. 3
Event|5 October 2017|Shoreditch
A night of celebrating the best bars in the world, featuring some very special guests.

Friday 6th October

BARTENDER’S BRUNCH WITH ABLEFORTH’S BATHTUB GIN
Event|6 October 2017|Shoreditch
Description: Take some time out of the festivities and join Maverick Drinks and Ableforth’s for some bacon sandwiches, free-flowing coffee, and rejuvenating Red Snappers.

Saturday 7th October

HENDRICK’S AIR DEPARTURE LOUNGE
Event|7-8 October 2017|Shoreditch
A chance to refresh and recoup before being whisked to the airport in style.

TEQUILA & MEZCAL FEST
Education/Event|7-8 October 2017|Shoreditch
On the 7th and 8th of October at the Old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane is this year’s Tequila & Mezcal Fest

Sunday 8th October

HENDRICK’S AIR DEPARTURE LOUNGE
Event|7-8 October 2017|Shoreditch
A chance to refresh and recoup before being whisked to the airport in style.

GREY GOOSE BLOODY MARY BRUNCH @ THE NED
Event|8 October 2017|Aldgate
To close London Cocktail Week Grey Goose will be hosting the king of all feasts at the NED’s infamous all you can eat Millie’s brunch.

3 MARTINI, 300 OYSTER LUNCH WITH FORDS GIN
Event|8 October 2017|Soho
Join Fords Gin at award winning Soho bar Swift for a celebration of this most classic of pairings.

TEQUILA & MEZCAL FEST
Education/Event|7-8 October 2017|Shoreditch
On the 7th and 8th of October at the Old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane is this year’s Tequila & Mezcal Fest

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Andy Ives has over 10 years hospitality publishing to his name and has written for trade magazines such as CLASS and Theme. Most recently he worked as editor of Industry magazine (the Australian version of Theme), bars editor of Australian Bartender magazine, and launched (with Simon) www.4bars.com.au, which is now Australia’s leading bar industry website.

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