International Stalwarts and Singapore’s Best Bars Come Together in Asia’s Largest Celebration of Cocktails
From 16 to 21 March 2017, look out for an immersive six day calendar showcasing talents representing bars ranked on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, over 40 participating local bars and a 5,000 sqm cocktail village.
Raising the bar for cocktail drinking here, Singapore Cocktail Festival (#SGCF2017) provides a platform for consumers to “Taste”, “Learn” and “Play” in a world of cocktails. “This year is a particularly exciting year for the local cocktail scene. With Singapore clinching top spots at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards in 2016, we are excited to share what our little red dot has to offer,” says Wai Mayleng, Festival Director and Co-founder. “Our aim is to position Singapore as a leading cocktail city, and Singapore Cocktail Festival offers the perfect opportunity to showcase the level of craft and innovation of the bartending community here,” she adds.
Guest Bartender Line-up from New York to Kuala Lumpur
From 16 to 21 March 2017, guests can look forward to enjoying the best cocktail experiences from around the world. Look out for Head Bartenders of ABV in Manila, Alice in Seoul, Bar Benfiddich in Tokyo, Omakase + Appreciate in Kuala Lumpur, Q&A in Bangkok, The Pontiac in Hong Kong and Woo Taipei in Taipei.
Along with other international stalwarts such as Alex Kratena, former Head Bartender of Artesian in London, Matt Whiley of Peg + Patriot in London and Naren Young of Dante in New York, these bartenders will be making guest appearances at cocktail parties across the city.
“Taste”, “Learn” and “Play” at Singapore’s Best Cocktail Bars
From 16 to 21 March 2017, attendees of #SGCF2017 will enjoy great discounts and promotions on cocktails, pairing menus and more. Cocktail bar tours, workshops and masterclasses will also be available for booking online at www.singaporecocktailfestival.com from 1 February 2017
Gin lovers can enjoy a series of four G&Tea cocktails ($14++) prepared with teainfused artisanal gins at Cin Cin. The Bar and Billiard Room offers three signature concoctions including Reminiscences ($14++), a vodka-based cocktail designed to signify a beautiful ending for the iconic Raffles Hotel, and the new chapter that is about to begin. 28 HongKong Street will be releasing special bottled cocktails that are aged in wood barrels since 2011, and each bottle will be priced at $23++.
The newly opened Crackerjack will offer a “Recovery Breakfast” special ($19++), designed to get festival goers back on their feet. Guests can choose between a “naughty” or “nice” breakfast, with a choice of coffee and a hangover prevention packet.
Other participating bars include Anti:dote, Atlas Bar, Bar Stories, Bread Street Kitchen, Bob’s Bar, Cé La Vi, Employees Only, Fat Prince, FOC, Gibson, Highball, Horse’s Mouth, Hopscotch, Jigger & Pony, Kuvo, La Maison Du Whisky, Manhattan, Neon Pigeon, Operation Dagger, Potato Head Folk, PYXIEMOSS, Smoke and Mirrors, Sugarhall, Tess Bar & Kitchen, The Cufflink Club, The Library, The Other Room, Red Tail, The Wall and Tiger’s Milk.
The #SGCF2017 Festival Village
The #SGCF2017 Festival Village is located on 99 Beach Road and will be housed in a former police station built in the 1930s. The experiential village houses 10 immersive cocktail and mocktail rooms presented by brands such as Hendrick’s Gin, BOLS and Perrier; a food street showcasing gourmet fare by restaurants such as The Disgruntled Brasserie, Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut and IZY Dining and Bar; a Tasting Room of handcrafted and small-batch spirits such as Black Cow and Paper Lantern; and a live music stage.
The #SGCF Festival Village is located on 99 Beach Road and open on 16 and 17 March 2017 (Thursday and Friday) from 4pm to 10pm, and 18 and 19 March 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) from 12noon to 10pm. Entry to the village is free and all cocktails will be retailed at $12 nett.