Launch of Glasgow Cocktail Weekend

Glasgow cocktail weekend August 2018

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend launches tickets with a golden surprise

The first ever Glasgow Cocktail Weekend was officially launched on Friday.  Cocktails and music were on show with bartenders from Nonya, McPhabbs, Strip Joint, The Finnieston, Halloumi and Nam Tuk serving up drinks and tickets to DJ Rebecca Vasmant outside the Rotunda.

Glasgow cocktail weekend August 2018

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend will run from 9th August to 12th August and there will be over 100 signature cocktails to try with masterclasses in some of the city’s best-known venues.

Glasgow cocktail weekend August 2018

There’s music too!

Music includes cult dance favourites We Should Hang Out More and house kings Silicone Soul will play the Rotunda.

Glasgow cocktail weekend August 2018


9th August to 12th August 2018




Tickets are priced from £10 from and grant access to a world of cocktails and music over four days.

Anyone that buys a weekend ticket before July 31st will also be entered into a Golden Cocktail draw to win one of four VIP tickets, granting all area access throughout the festival, a premium distillery tour at Auchentoshan with drams, a Makar Gin distillery tour, and a dining experience in Rioja in Finnieston.

What’s included in the price?

£5 signature cocktails in over 30 of Glasgow’s top venues including:

– Rioja
– Bibimbap
– Kelvingrove Café
– Nonya
– Bloc
– Max’s
– McPhabbs
– The Finnieston
– Porter and Rye
– Lebowskis
– Kilmurry
– Howlin’ Wolf
– Slouch
– Bag O Nails
– Strip Joint
– Spanish Butcher
– The Butchershop Bar & Grill
– Hutcheson City Grill
– The 158 Cocktail Lounge
– Nam Tuk Tram Stop
– Mezze
– Pickled Ginger

Four live performances in the cocktail hub at Glasgow Rotunda on the Naked Grouse presents stage and in the MAKAR cocktail lounge

– Thursday 9th August – Silicone Soul – Glasgow house legends that continue to sell out crowds internationally
– Friday 10th August – Special Guest –
– Saturday 11th We Should Hang Out More – With a hipster following built on a love of disco and techno, these producers have a cult following that continues to impress. Fresh from touring these Glasgow natives will bring the party
– Sunday 12th August – closing party – All female superstar lineup including Rebecca Vasmant, IDA, Lindsay Green and Aisha showing that girls do it bigger and better to close the festival

Sampling and special events for ticket holders will also be announced.

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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