A mini version of the main event, the London Cocktail Week Warm-Up will see 30 of London’s best hidden bars creating special £7 cocktails for those who buy a London Cocktail Week 2021 wristband early - offering cocktail lovers an opportunity to celebrate the restrictions lifting in the summer.
Each venue taking part in the London Cocktail Week Warm-Up has been hand-picked for their excellence, but also chosen specifically because they have no outside space and so have had to stay closed the longest. The mini-festival is not only a chance to make up for lost time - but also to support those bars within London's hospitality scene that need it the most.
Take a week to explore and celebrate the basement bars and hidden gems that have had to stay closed the longest - expect to raise a glass at venues stretching right across the capital including; Satan’s Whiskers, Coupette, Happiness Forgets, Swift Shoreditch, Oriole, Blind Pig, Shrub & Shutter, Funkidory, Little Mercies, Callooh Callay, Disrepute, Homeboy and more!
Wristbands are £15 and will be valid for both the London Cocktail Week Warm-Up in July AND for the main London Cocktail Week festival which has once again been extended to the entire month of October.
Guests can purchase London Cocktail Week wristbands via the website and collect them from any one of the participating venues while the festival is taking place.
They will then enjoy a full week of special Signature Serves for just £7 in each of the 30 handpicked venues - a taster of what’s in store for October, when 250 of London’s best bars will be throwing open their doors to offer £7 cocktails to wristband wearers for the entire month - all alongside a full programme of events.
In 2020 London Cocktail Week was a lifeline to the capital’s bar scene. This year, once again the festival is committed to helping the hospitality industry bounce back by giving people a reason to get back into enjoying London’s unrivalled cocktail culture and celebrate a new beginning.
The London Cocktail Week Warm-Up is supported by the Portfolio Partners of the main festival and would not be possible without their commitment to the London bar trade. In 2021, the Portfolio Partners are; Bacardi Martini Ltd, Brown-Forman UK, Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, Moët Hennessy UK and Pernod Ricard UK. Their early commitment to the festival has allowed us to create this addition to the London calendar and show support to the bars in the industry that will suffer most due to a summer reopening and easing of restrictions.