Glasgow Cocktail Week kicks off this weekend

£5 serves, cocktail trails and a myriad of events await you at this year's event

Glasgow Cocktail Week (24 September - 3 October) kicks off today for a full city cocktail takeover. To celebrate they have released three cocktail tours in partnership with Halewood artisanal drinks to guide guests towards some of the city’s best bars including recently opened Abandon Ship Bar, sky-high VEGA and Moskito. With over 30 of Glasgow’s most loved venues taking part, you’re invited to plan your cocktail adventure and get exploring the city one sip at a time.

Ticket holders will gain access to cocktail samplings, events across the city and enjoy100s of exclusively discounted cocktails and unlock Glasgow Cocktail Week menus featuring imaginative £5 serves with their wristbands or digital tickets at a host of top venues across the city.

There are three cocktail trails this year to explore. A city centre tour featuring Ralph & Finns, The Citizen, Anchor Line, Platform, Abandon Ship Bar, Tabac and VEGA. If you fancy heading WEST, try their City/ West tour featuring Dakota, Moskito, Tiki, Finnieston, Fore Play Crazy Golf, The Parlour, Cranside Kitchen and Vodka Vodka to name a few. Or head on to the Merchant City / East and visit the likes of The Spiritualist, The Gate, Bowlarama, The DAM and St Lukes to enjoy imaginative cocktails.

You’ll also find a myriad of events created exclusively for this year's festival. Expect silent discos, tastings, jazz and more throughout the event!

Glasgow Cocktail Week organiser, Nicola Moir, says: “Our cocktail tours are a great way to discover hidden bars and venues across Glasgow. Get your friends together and go out and explore the city’s best bars. We’ve got a packed programme this year with exciting masterclasses, tastings and parties and we can’t wait to take over the city.”

Check out the list below for the full festival lineup. For further details or to buy tickets check out the Glasgow Cocktail Week website here

Silent Disco Drinks When: Fri 24th - Sat 25th Sept Where: VEGA, Top floor YOTEL Glasgow, 260 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8QW Brunch Bingo When Sunday, 26th September Where: The Gate, 251 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TP A Cut Above When Thursday 30th September Where: The Spiritualist World of Whitley Neill Dinner When: Thursday 30th Sept Where: Ralph & Finns, 25 St Vincent Pl, Glasgow G1 2DT Time: 7 for 7:30pm - late Make Your Own Mojito When: Saturday, 2nd Oct Where: Bowlarama Time: 12 - 6pm World of Whitley Neill Masterclass When: Saturday, 2nd Oct Where: Bowlarama Time: 12 - 6pm Tequila Rose Cart Tour When: 24th -25th Sept 1 -2nd Oct Where: TBC Fin & Gin When: Sun 3rd Oct Where: Oyster bar at the Finnieston, 1125 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8ND Time: 4pm to late Gold Standard Brunch Series When: Abandon Ship Bar Where: Details Coming Soon

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