Singapore Cocktail Festival returns with a 17-day calendar
Asia’s most anticipated drinks party, the Singapore Cocktail Festival, is set to return this May to Singapore’s Bayfront Event Space.
The festival, which is celebrating its ninth consecutive year, will take place from 5 to 21 May brings together the world’s best cocktail masters and spirits makers to the Bayfront Event Space located next to Marina Bay Sands.
The event is set to span a sprawling 7400sqm at the Festival Village in the Bayfront Event Space from 5 to 7 May before expanding across the city where it is due to showcase signature cocktails across 45 of Singapore’s best bars
The festival will additionally headliner bars from Australia, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand as well as play host to cocktail brunches, bar crawls and other exciting cocktail experiences.
Singapore Cocktail Festival co-founder Wai Mayleng said: “Singapore Cocktail Festival was born out of a vision to put our city on the world cocktail map. It operates with the industry at its heart. In the last two years, our focus has very much been on helping the industry get through the challenges of the pandemic. Now that things are fully open, we are excited to bring consumers back into the fold, and celebrate the world of cocktails once again.”
This year, the festival organisers have also unveiled the event’s new theme, “Shaking Up New Possibilities”, which it attests to be in line with its forward-thinking goal for the future.
Singapore Cocktail Festival co-founder Ivy Woo explained: “We believe that the spotlight will be on us in Asia, as the capital of inspiration for cocktail innovation going forward. The theme aims to inspire our community here to set the path forward not just for Asia, but for the cocktail industry at large. We are ready to lead, and Singapore Cocktail Festival is here to provide that stage for the next decade of cocktail evolution.”
With close to 100 different cocktails to sip, all priced at just SG$15, the Festival Village will feature brand pop-ups by Bacardi, Codigo 1530, Hendrick’s Gin, Malfy, Monkey 47, Monkey Shoulder, Naked Malt, Roku Gin, Stranger & Sons and more.
Festival goers can also meet the world’s best bartenders who are expected to make appearances alongside the festival’s headliner bars.
The ‘Artisanal Spirits’ showcase also makes a comeback in 2023, giving festival goers the opportunity to discover craft spirits from different corners of the world. It is set to feature over 30 craft spirit brands.
Early Bird Passes are priced from SG$40 onwards, and available for a limited time until 31 March. 1-3 day passes are also available to buy and include a ‘City Takeover’ wristband as well as a welcome drink at the Festival Village.