Early bird tickets for the Singapore Cocktail Festival’s (SGCF) Festival Village may be sold out, but it is not too late to get your drink game on! Asia’s largest cocktail celebration is back from 10 to 18 May 2019, and this year’s Festival Village returns to Empress Lawn with an exciting line-up of bar pop-ups, masterclasses, brand experiences, live entertainment acts and more.
The fifth edition of Singapore Cocktail Festival celebrates the bicentennial year with a larger-than-ever programme lineup that brings together Singapore’s vibrant cocktail culture and the best bartenders and bars from around the world. The celebration begins with the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards ceremony on 9 May 2019, followed by the launch of the Festival Village from 10 to 12 May 2019, and last but not least, an exciting line-up of bar tours, bar takeovers and more across 45 participating cocktail bars in the city.
THE #SGCF2019 FESTIVAL VILLAGE – 10 TO 12 MAY 2019
The Festival Village returns to Empress Lawn with an expanded entertainment backdrop amidst an exciting line-up of appearances by award-winning bars, an artisanal spirits tasting room and the ever-popular food street. Showings from the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list that are expected in the Festival Village include Singapore’s very own Tippling Club (No. 7 in 2018) and Jigger & Pony (No. 40 in 2018), Smalls from Bangkok, Thailand (No. 29 in 2018) and Keepers from Seoul, Korea (No. 47 in 2018). Other local favourites that will be featured as part of the Festival Village include IB HQ, Neon Pigeon, Origin Bar & Grill, Mitzo and Tess Bar & Kitchen. Aside from bar pop-ups, leading brands such as Four Pillars Gin, Monkey 47, Monkey Shoulder and Sailor Jerry will also make a return with immersive cocktail experiences.
EVENTS AROUND THE CITY – 10 TO 18 MAY 2019
Drink lovers can also enjoy Festival deals happening across the best cocktail bars and restaurants in Singapore. From discounted cocktails and pairing menus to entry to cocktail festivities around the city, Festival goers can enjoy exclusive promotions as part of the Cocktail Passport via the Sluggr app. Participating bars include new entries such as Cook & Tras Social Library, Mythz & Myths, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Madame Fan and FOC Hong Kong Street, alongside usual suspects such as Bob’s Bar, CIN CIN, Fat Prince, Smoke & Mirrors and more.