With the increase in the number of bars and lounges in the city, it’s no surprise that this year’s Cocktail week has everyone waiting in anticipation for the new exciting flavours this year’s bar reps will entice taste buds with.
Founded by the CEO of Eventi Cocktails, Lara Rawa, Lagos Cocktail Week was established to showcase the uniqueness of Nigeria’s cocktail culture. The 6-day event has been properly orchestrated and curated towards educating on the ever-evolving “cocktail culture” both locally and internationally, whilst also informing on the global trends coupled with lots of great entertainment.
Major highlights this year include the partnership with “Culinary Academy” who will be taking a Garnish Course, and the competitive “Bar Battle” where bar reps select the “spirits” they will work with for the competition through a ballot system.
According to Lara Rawa, “Research shows that access to industry professionals is what is lacking, hence this year we are proud to introduce a mentorship programme for people who are in the Mobile Bar Catering Services. Lastly, in a bid to stay true to our heritage we have made it compulsory for the participating bars to have local recipes and ingredients on the Lagos Cocktail Week menu.”
Discount will be offered by partnering bars to anyone with festival tickets, however participants will be required to purchase wristbands to take advantage of promotions during the week-long event. Visit www.afritickets.com or TheLiquid Hub, 2 Olawale Dawodu Street, off Kingsway Road Ikoyi, Lagos to make purchase. Delivery options are also available if you call 08038804264.
List of participating bars include:
BarBar -15 Victoria Arobieke Street Lekki Phase 1
Cocoon- 190 Awolowo Road Ikoyi Lagos
Radisson Blu -1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Street Victoria- Island
Renaissance Ikeja Lagos- 38/40 Isaac John Street GRA Ikeja
Rhapsodys Ikeja – Shop Number 4 Ikeja City Mall. Obafemi Awolowo way Ikeja Rhapsodys Lekki – Circle Mall Osapa London Lekki Lagos
Samantha’s – 2 Olawale Dawodu Street Ikoyi
South Eatery Social House – 92b Younis Bashorun Street Victoria -Island Lagos
Sugarcane – 6 Ologun Agbaje Street Victoria- Island Lagos
The Wheatbaker Lagos – 4 Lawrence Road Ikoyi
Utopia – 11B Goriola Street Victoria – Island Lagos.