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Dates and Changes Announced for Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2018

Dates and Changes Announced for Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2018

Following the popularity of the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend last October, organisers have announced the event will develop into Edinburgh Cocktail Week in 2018, running Monday 15th - Sunday 21st October.

This year will see exciting additions and improvements to the event but the core format of ECW will remain the same - buy a wristband and enjoy £4 signature cocktails across 50 of the capital's best cocktail bars.

The biggest changes this year are the development of the event into Edinburgh Cocktail Week. The structure of wristbands is also changing to Weekday (£6), Weekend (£8) and Week-Long (£13.50). Both changes have been made inline with feedback from bars and attendees last year.

Organiser, Gary Anderson said... 'We are delighted to announce the dates for Edinburgh Cocktail Week and share the changes we are making to the event to build and improve upon last year. Edinburgh has an amazing and growing cocktail scene, and Edinburgh Cocktail Week will champion that to locals and visitors to the city. We are working on another couple of new elements for the event this year and look forward to revealing these over the next few months.'

Fifty of the capital's top cocktails bars will once again join the line-up for 2018, with the addition of new and recently opened units - the full line-up of bars will be announced in the summer.

Stephanie Bowman from Tigerlily commented... 'Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend was a fantastic event in 2017 so we are delighted to see it has been extended to a week for 2018! It was a great event and brought a diverse crowd of cocktail lovers into Tigerlily – it's the perfect excuse to catch up with friends over cocktails.'

Tobiasz Sipowicz, Bar Manager at One Square added... ‘Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend brought an atmospheric buzz to the city, showcasing the creativity and flare of mixologists within the industry. We found it to be a great success as it strengthened our position as an innovative gin bar, bringing new custom from Edinburgh and beyond. We are ecstatic to take part in 2018 and hopefully we will see new faces’.

As well as enjoying £4 cocktails across the city, wristbands also give attendees the chance to attend free drop-in masterclasses & tastings, permit them entry to exclusive ECW pop-up spaces & events, offer fabulous perks around the city, and free entry to top late night venues.

Wristbands are on sale now at

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High res images are available here

For further information, images and anything else, please contact Gary Anderson at / 0131 557 9223 / 07564 444002

Notes to Editors

Images: High res images are available to download here


Wristbands are on sale now at

- Weekday Wristband £6 (valid Monday - Friday) - Weekend Wristband £8 (valid Saturday & Sunday) - Week-long Wristband £13.50 (valid Monday - Sunday)

Social Media:

Instagram - @edcocktailweek

Facebook - @edinburghcocktailweek Twitter - @edcocktailweek

Hashtag - #ECW18

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