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It's Cocktail Week! Pick up a Wristband and Get Tasting!
05 Sep 2022

Shrewsbury bartenders are all set to show off their skills this week (Sept 3 - 11) as Shrewsbury Cocktail Week returns with a host of linked events. 

Pick up a wristband to join in and you can enjoy cocktail classes, special tasting menus and cocktail parties - as Shrewsbury Cocktail Week takes over the town! 

Rediscover old favourites or find new watering holes, and benefit from the £6 cocktails all week as a paid-up wristband wearer (see below for details). Bars taking part so far include: The Alb, Albert & Co Frankville, Blind Tiger, Bombos, The Buttermarket, The Cat's Pyjamas, The Cellars Club, Flamingo Terrace Bar & Roof Garden, Gindifferent, Glouglou, Havana Republic Cocktail & Late Night Bar, The Libertine, The Loopy Shrew, OIL, The Peach Tree, Social Street Kitchen and Ten and Six.

You might notice window displays across town are going cocktail crazy too and there's a heap of themed events planned. The below list is only a start - keep an eye out at: shrewsburycocktailweek.com/events

Shrewsbury Cocktail Week Events: -

The Pirate Cruise for Shrewsbury Cocktail Week

The Pirate Cruise on Sabrina Boat on Thursday (Sept 8) from 7pm, with rum, cocktails, sea shanties and Jack Sparrow! (free tickets to wristband holders).

Then there's Cocktail Bingo at The Libertine on Butcher Row on Friday (Sept 9), from 6pm. Buy a token, slot it in the cocktail vending machine to claim a cocktail at the bar and tick it off on your card. There are prizes for hitting a 'bingo' and random prizes throughout the night - dancing encouraged, with shots for fancy dress. No booking required. 

Tequila and Tacos at Shrewsbury Cocktail Week

Or why not enjoy Tequila & Tacos at Albert & Co Frankville, in Frankwell on Friday (Sept 9) from 7.30pm - it's a whole Mexican discovery tour, with mini tacos paired with Tequila. Please register! 

There's a Tiki Party at The Alb on Saturday (Sept 10) from 11am through to 9pm, sponsored by Malibu - the first 100 through the door get a free Pina Colada! Free entry, no booking required. Expect DJs and party vibes, tapas and pizza themed specials.

Don't miss the Shrewsbury Cocktail Bartending Olympics on Sunday (Sept 11) from 7pm to 8pm at Albert's Shed. Bars will go head to head to show off their skills! Who can make and drink a Daiquiri the fastest? Other rounds include: borrow round, ice bucket carry and fridge stock, general knowledge round, get a tray of drinks through an obstacle course, the 'keg changing king' round and the longest shake at full speed (steady on!). No need to book - just turn up and laugh. Entry is free. 

Wristbands cost £8 (£5 for NHS/NUS card carriers) and can be collected from participating venues (ages 18+ only) or order online HERE

NB a wristband will not guarantee entry to all special events - you will need to RSVP as spaces to events are limited. 

Find them all listed HERE