EXTENDED : 01 - 31 OCTOBER 2020
London Cocktail Week

FAQ

Hopefully everything you need to know about this unusual 2020 festival... If we've not answered your questions - please email [email protected]

GENERAL FESTIVAL QUERIES

How is London Cocktail Week adapting in light of Covid-19?

The safety of our guests is absolutely paramount to us, and we are taking very seriously our commitment to work with responsible operators who are adhering to all the safety precautions laid out by the government.

The pandemic has greatly affected the global hospitality scene, and on top of making sure that we’re operating in a safe manner - we’re also very committed to using the festival to help our bar partners get back on their feet after a very difficult year. 


You can read our full statement about the changes to the festival amid Covid-19
HERE


What’s included in a LCW Festival Pass? 

A £15 Festival Pass grants you access to enjoy bespoke £6 cocktails in hundreds of the very best bars in London for the entirety of the festival - which this year is extended to a WHOLE MONTH!

What happened to the LCW app?

It’s a back to basics year, and many of you will be delighted to hear we’ll be bringing back physical passes that you can collect in any of our bars! These wristbands will be removable and fully sanistisable. The LondonCocktailWeek.com website is fully mobile-optimsed, so you can plan your night out there on your mobile or desktop, as well as download searches so that you don’t have to worry about losing signal in those lovely basement bars. 


What if I want multiple passes for my friends?

How generous you are! If you’ve bought passes for your pals you’ll receive multiple confirmation notices - either forward to them for them to pick up in any of our partnering bars, or if you’re a REALLY good friend, you can collect passes for the whole group by showing your confirmation email!  


THE COCKTAIL VILLAGE

What about The Cocktail Village? Is that not happening?

Unfortunately, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision not to run The Cocktail Village this year. We felt that we couldn’t create the sort of experience that our London Cocktail Week guests are used to - the maze of pop-ups, lively entertainment, and party atmosphere, whilst still adhering to any physical distancing rules that may be set out. HOWEVER, we are bringing The Cocktail Village to the bars of London! So stay tuned for details of all the amazing pop ups and interactive experiences that are going to be taking place within your favourite venues during the festival. 

 

THE COCKTAIL TOURS

What do I have to do to enjoy £6 cocktails in London’s best bars during London Cocktail Week?

All you have to do is register for a London Cocktail Week Pass, pick it up in one of our partnering venues, and then flash said pass throughout the month to be served special £6 drinks! All the bars taking part are listed on the LondonCocktailWeek.com website - you can search by area, spirit or bar type!

Who gets the money from the cocktails sold on The Cocktail Tours? 

100% of all revenue from The Cocktail Tours stays with our bar partners, who also do not pay us to be involved. London Cocktail Week is committed to supporting the participating venues, and ensuring as much revenue is being injected into the hospitality scene as possible! 

What if I’m the only one in my group with a Festival Pass, can I get drinks for my friends?

You can personally enjoy all the benefits of the £6 cocktail deals, however the rest of your group will not be able to participate in the deal. Each individual must hold their own Festival Pass in order to get the London Cocktail Week £6 cocktail offer. This therefore means that buying rounds will only be possible where the bartender can see you all have Festival Passes. Buy online - then collect your pass from the bar.  


Is there a limit to how many cocktails I can have in a venue?

There is no limit imposed on the number of discounted drinks you are allowed to consume - you’re an adult and we like to think that you can make good choices about drinking mindfully. However –  the point of London Cocktail Week is not to see how many cocktails you can possibly fit in, but to visit new venues, try things you’ve previously not tasted and to support small businesses! Our partnering bars reserve the right not to serve individuals who they believe to be intoxicated, so please drink responsibly. If there is a limit on the amount of drinks available per person, per venue – this will be clearly listed on the INSIDER INFORMATION on the bars specific page within the app.


How do I see if my favourite bar is involved? 

Within the website – just use our search bars and type in the name, or search by area if you’ve got a vague idea where it was but can’t quite remember the name.


I love cocktails, but I don’t want to drink too much, or at all… 

Every year we challenge the bars we’re partnering with to create a no alcohol or low alcohol cocktail option to go alongside their main signature serve. This means that you can choose to take things more slowly - or not drink alcohol at all if you prefer! Most, but not all bars are offering this so make sure you check in advance on the website. 


I actually don’t feel comfortable venturing out in bars at the moment due to the global pandemic - can I still enjoy London Cocktail Week? 

Yes! We have made sure that there are plenty of digital events to get involved in, and we’ll be making many of the cocktails on the Cocktail Tours available for home delivery, so you can enjoy everything from the comfort of home! 

 

EVENTS

Where do I see the full timetable? 

The full timetable is available on the website and appears in date order. We’ve also grouped types of events together by either day or type for ease of searching.


I’m ONLY interested in masterclasses – where should I look?

On the Events page of the website – scroll through the collections we’ve made and click through to masterclasses. Or parties. Or pop-ups. Or whatever else takes your fancy. You can also narrow things down by using the search bar!


I work in the hospitality trade and want to only attend trade-appropriate events – where should I look?

There’s a specific trade timetable for London Cocktail Week with tastings and seminars that have been specially created for trade professionals. These are grouped together under Trade Events within the website, and are marked with a Trade-Only flag on the top left corner.

 

LEGALITIES


What age must I be to take part?

London Cocktail Week is an over 18 event, therefore ID may be required when collecting or purchasing tickets. Please note, we adhere to the Challenge 25 policy so don’t be offended if you’re lucky enough to look younger than your years. Some bars taking part on the Cocktail Tours operate an over 21 policy but this will be clearly listed on the INSIDER INFORMATION on the bars specific page within the website..