The North of the UK is home to a vibrant, varied and innovative bar community.
Cities like Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and Edinburgh boast some of the best bars in Britain, and the BarLife Show has been launched to bring this community together for two days in March 2011.
Housed within the Northern Restaurant & Bar exhibition (Manchester Central, 1-2 March 2011) which is celebrating its 10th year as the premier Northern hospitality show, BarLife will give bars, bartenders and operators the exhibition experience they deserve.
BarLife is an area dedicated to bars, cocktails and spirits, containing its own dedicated theatre and exhibitor stands, and is brought to you by BarLifeUK.com, the UKs leading bar trade website.
A theatre dedicated to bars, cocktails and spirits
The BarLife Theatre will host bar-specific seminars by industry luminaries seldom seen outside of London, including Tomas Estes (European Tequila Ambassador and man behind La Perla, Café Pacifico and Tequila Ocho) who will be hosting a Tequila Experience which will include tastings, education seminars and the chance to take a diploma exam.
(Other international and domestic bar-experts will soon be confirmed, watch this space)
The BarLife Theatre will also be home to several cocktail competitions, including the final of the highly prestigious ‘Northern Bartender of the Year’ competition.
(Details of further competitions that will feature the best bartenders of the North will be confirmed soon.)
Visitors to the BarLife area will be able to interact with and taste drinks brands specifically relevant to the bar and cocktail industry, including speciality and niche spirits brands.
More speakers, guests and competitions to come
The BarLife show takes place in March next year, and as such we are busily working to pack it with guest speakers, competitions and seminars.