Have a read of our frequently asked questions for 2023
For our inaugural festival you’ll be swapping your e-ticket for a wristband and guidebook at The Naked Malt Hub.
You’ll find The Naked Malt Hub at Bambalan
Beacon Tower, Colston Street, BS1 4XE
You’ll need to visit during the below opening hours in order to take part in Bristol Cocktail Weekend:
Wed 27 Sept
(Pre-event collection, the real fun starts on Thursday): Midday–2pm
Thurs 28 Sept
Fri 29 Sept
Sat 30 Sept
Sun 1 Oct
(Last chance to collect!): Midday–2pm
We recommend that you meet your friends at The Hub so that everyone gets the full Bristol Cocktail Weekend experience but yes, you can collect wristbands for your friends. You’ll need to bring along their e-tickets for us to scan.
Yes, subject to availability. Wristbands are £15 on the Hub – card payment only.
You need a ticket in order to swap it for a Bristol Cocktail Weekend wristband and guidebook. Your wristband gives you access to each venues’ £6 signature cocktail. It also gives you access to exclusive festival events and a selection of food offers too.
The guidebook includes a handy map and all the information you’ll need to enjoy the festival.
Have a read of our Festival Guide for more information
Yes. Your wristband is valid for the whole long weekend. That means you can dip into the festival for just one evening of cocktail sipping or enjoy all four days exploring venues and sampling their signature drinks.
Yes, some of our venues are creating a no-alcohol version of their signature cocktail. This will be available for £5. Keep an eye on our journal for more information.
You must be aged 18+ to participate in Bristol Cocktail Weekend.
Some individual venues do have a dress code. If a venue has a dress code it will be outlined in the guidebook. The most common dress code is ‘no trainers, sportswear or caps’.
You can buy 1 signature cocktail by showing your wristband at a participating venue’s bar. If you’re with a group, all group members will need to show their wristbands too.
There are no restrictions on how many times you and your group can order but we’d encourage you to explore the city and sample different signature cocktails to get the most out of the festival experience.
Each venue retains the right to decline service as they see fit.
Tickets for Bristol Cocktail Weekend are non refundable.