Singapore Cocktail Festival returns from 16 to 21 March 2017

Singapore Cocktail Festival returns from 16 to 21 March 2017

In pursuit of liberal libations

Text: Buro. Singapore

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Drink first, detox later

Boozehounds, rejoice. The Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) returns from 16 to 21 March with a dizzying lineup of activities. Besides bar tours, cocktail workshops, and masterclasses, attendees can look forward to burning their liver at the festival village on 99 Beach Road. Taking over the premises of the old Beach Road police station, the 5000-square-metre festival village is a one-stop boozing ground housing 10 cocktail (and for the teetotaller, mocktail) rooms, each with their own surprises in store. For starters, each cocktail can be had at $12 flat. Hungry? Pad your stomach with food from Ninja Bowl, Ninja Cut, and IZY Dining and Bar, before you power on along the booze trail. Small-batch spirits such as Paper Lantern gin get their time in the sun, too, thanks to a dedicated tasting room reserved specially for boutique labels. 

Beyond the festival village, over 40 bars around the city will play host to fringe activities that see guest bartenders flying down from as far as The Big Apple. Most notably, the Jigger & Pony Group (think Jigger & Pony, Gibson, Flagship, and Sugarhall) alone will host 25 bartending legends including Aki Wang and the team from London's Happiness Forgets.

For more information on the festival, click hereThe #SGCF Festival Village is located on 99 Beach Road and open on 16 and 17 March 2017 (Thursday and Friday) from 4pm to 10pm, and 18 and 19 March 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) from 12noon to 10pm. Entry to the village is free.