The city’s finest bars, all under one roof for a contest of cocktail creativity

Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd March 2019

The UK’s leading cocktail festival is back to bring together the city’s most exclusive bars in pop-up form, for two nights only on March 1-2, at Leeds Town Hall.

Sixteen of the city’s finest bars will be turning out in force as they compete to be crowned best bar. Expect new and exclusive cocktails, immersive tasting journeys, sensory cocktail experiences, and food from Leeds’ leading tastemakers at this year’s festival.

The annual event sees the likes of Angelica, Below Stairs, Harvey Nichols, Vice and Virtue and The Watermark all creating new show-stopping signature drinks, to win the cocktail votes of festival goers

Guest can sip their way through new exclusive drinks and journey through the much loved Tasting Rooms, sampling handpicked craft spirits in a series of quick fire tasting rounds.

New for 2019, Cocktails in the City will be offering a host of additional experiences including:

  • Flavour matching sessions – luxury spirits enhanced by opulent food pairings
  • Sensory cocktails –  bespoke cocktails crafted through a series of sensory challenges
  • New spirit journeys through The Tasting Rooms hosted by
  • Cocktail masterclasses
  • 16 new and returning Leeds cocktail bars
  • Delicious food from Leeds’ leading restaurateurs

Sip your way through never seen before serves from the plethora of cocktail bars, or savour champagne whilst indulging in a delicious selection of food, all set to the backdrop of DJs in the stunning Leeds Town Hall.

Cocktails in the City takes guests on a sensory tour through the city’s drinks scene in one night, without even having to leave the building. This year’s event is set to deliver the biggest and most explorative festival of drinks yet.

“In 2019 we are working closely with all of our hand-picked bars to put on the most interactive and engaging cocktail event in our history. We will be challenging the senses, inviting guests to discover flavours in new ways and enjoy our numerous masterclasses and tasting sessions.”

– Founder Andrew Scutts

Cocktails in the City – Leeds

Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd March 2019

Tickets: £12.50 including a cocktail on arrival

All additional cocktails are £6.50