Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2019.

In just a few days’ time we see the return of one of Birmingham’s most popular and exclusive weekends in the annual calendar, that being the notorious cocktail weekend. So why don’t you indulge and dive straight into Birmingham’s spectacular cocktail scene?

“its a highlight of the year, it introduces me to so many new bars and restaurants across the city that I otherwise would not visit”

Diary Of a tourist 2018


This year the weekend will take place over 4 days, from Thursday 11th July – Sunday 14th July. Not only has an extra day been added this time around, but new editions to the lineup of venues have been sought. What could be better? more hours to drink cocktails in more exquisite destinations!

So if you’ve had a long day at work, fancy trying something totally new, want to socialize with friends or are just an all round cocktail enthusiast who desires a masterclass in them, then this is right up your street.

“Im such a fan of this event, it gets people out and about trying new things and places, and does wonders for the local hospitality scene”

Bite Your brum, 2018
BCW 2018 – Photo By Anne Marie Hayes

2019 Venues

This year offers a mixture of old and new venues in the line up, equating to a staggering 50 places for you to go and explore. These are found within the popular and loved areas of The Mailbox, Brindley Place, Broad Street, Colmore Row and of course The Jewellery Quarter. To mention just a few conjuring up their original signature cocktails in honor of the weekend:

  • Serve
  • Be At One
  • Dirty Martini
  • Fumo
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Bodega
  • Lost & Found
  • Hotel Du Vin
  • St Pauls House

How Does It Work?

Purchasing a £10 wristband gives you access to a variety of signature and unique cocktails from all featured venues for just £4. Some of the favourites on offer last year included ‘The Highland Cobbler’ a whiskey and wine concoction and ‘Sink The Pink’ a fusion of pink gin with black pepper syrup, not exactly your average cocktail, right? But if you like to stick to tradition of course the classic flavors will be utilized too.

So, whether you want to have an after work drink on the Thursday or Friday, spend your Saturday sipping in the sun or fancy a whole weekend of all things cocktails, it doesn’t matter you can dip in and out the event as you please. The Cocktail Extravaganza will start at Makers Mark Hub The Mailbox, then after that you are free to wander the bars at your own preference.

Buy your wristband through the website now. More information on times and wristband collection can be found here too.


This weekend also hosts a range of events centered around of course, cocktails! This gives exclusive wristband holders access, some at an extra cost, but the majority are free. Events you can expect are;

  • A Cosy Club cocktail shake off
  • Whisky specialists featured at the Birmingham Whisky Club
  • Fumo with the ‘marmite’ of the whisky world, Laphroaig.
  • Gin creation at Jekyll and Hyde
  • Jamaican rum tasting at The Island Bar
  • Buffalo & Rye exhibiting the history of USA cocktails
  • Harvey Nichols hosting a meet, greet & tasting with UK Makers Mark Diplomat Amanda Humphrey

For more information and to book onto one of these unmissable events visit

Here at Breslins we are definitely team mojito! We cant wait to experience and try the new tastes bought to us through #BCW2019.

Be the judge of them yourself by going along, or keep an eye out for our upcoming newsletter where we will vote for our favorite signature cocktail from Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2019!