Events / Bon Vivant Festival
Calling all cocktail lovers: The Bon Vivant cocktail experience is coming to Barcelona
5 days of connecting with big names in the hospitality industry and tasting the latest in spirits, wines, and cocktails.
BARCELONA – From April 27th to May 1st, Barcelona will host the very first edition of the Bon Vivant cocktail experience, a festival with a more holistic approach to hospitality through socialising, incorporating, and celebrating good drinks, food, and a continuous thread of entertainment and conviviality. The Casa Rius, a Modernist-style building, built between 1912 and 1913, will be the meeting point for all cocktail lovers.
What’s on the agenda?
There will be 5 days of activities, both day and night, that will offer cocktail lovers tastings, events, workshops, seminars, private parties, and conferences in locations all over the city, including top bars recognised by The World’s 50 Best Bars such as: Bar Paradiso, Mariposa Negra, Pax 49, Bar Sauvage, Creps al Born, Las Vermudas, NOLA, Pipa Club, Alquimia, Dux Gin and Cocktails, La Whiskeria, and many more to come…
Big names in the industry will come and share their knowledge and insights: Ian Burrell (Global Rum Ambassador); Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons, Tales of the Cocktail); Giacomo Giannotti (Owner of Bar Paradiso); Björn Kjellberg (tequila and mezcal master); Tom Dyer, (World Flair Bartending Champion); Salvatore Calabrese (industry legend), and Jordan Bushell (Global Brand Ambassador & Manager of Trade Advocacy).
Gavin Wrigley, Head of Education at European Bartender School, states:
“Barcelona has long been an absolute powerhouse for cocktails and, with the recent flurry of awards in the city, it has cemented itself as a global leader, on par with London and New York. The Bon Vivant Festival is a celebration of cocktails, hospitality, culture, good living, and more than anything, people. Barcelona is long overdue for a global cocktail festival on a grand scale and the Bon Vivant Festival is here to bring the community together with the biggest names and events in Europe!”
Claudia Ceragioli, Product Marketing Manager at European Bartender School, said:
“We’re excited to start this new project for our community and to bring together the best in the industry in Barcelona. Through the Bon Vivant Festival, we aim to deliver the highest quality for both the hospitality sector and drink enthusiasts, and aspire to grow to 10,000 annual guests by 2026.”
Through the Bon Vivant app, attendees can enjoy all the activities programmed at Casa Rius and in the different neighbourhoods of the city. here will be access to exclusive spaces with sponsoring brands, talks, and panels with experts such as Ian Burrell, Tom Dyer, and Giacomo Giannotti. Some of the best-known brands participating will be: European Bartender School, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry, Hennessy, and Monkey Shoulder.
- Date: 27, 28, 29, 30 April, and 1 May.
- Place: Casa Rius, Enric Granados 97, Barcelona. Accessible for people with reduced mobility.
- General admission: 50 euros per person.
About the Bon Vivant Cocktail Festival
The Bon Vivant Cocktail Festival is a cocktail and distilled spirits event that takes a more holistic approach to hospitality and socialising, bringing together professionals and lovers of distilled spirits innovation. The idea was born at European Bartender School, the world’s leading bartender school.
The aim is to offer networking spaces for professionals in the sector, where everyone can socialise and showcase creativity in making cocktails, expand their horizons in the bartending world, connect with our international peers.
This festival emphasises cocktail quality and the design and originality of the preparation so that the service is exquisite. Its objective is to ensure an unforgettable experience for all members and guests. This is certainly an event that cocktail lovers from around the world should add to their calendars.