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Eat & Drink / Festivals & Events June 7, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Halifax’s BRAND NEW Cocktail Festival

Have you heard about Halifax’s brand new festival dedicated to the city’s emerging cocktail culture?

You may know a little, or a lot about the event, but here is EVERYTHING you need to know about Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival.


THE BASICS:

WHAT IS DRINK ATLANTIC?

Drink Atlantic is a cocktail festival hosted by The Coast and The Clever Barkeep that aims to unite local bartenders, industry leaders, fine spirits, fresh products and serve artisan cocktails. This is a festival that celebrates Halifax’s cocktail movement and innovative bar programs.

WHEN DOES THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?

June 7, 8, 9, 2018


THE TALENT:

There are a TON of world-renown bartenders coming to Halifax for the Drink Atlantic festival. They’re the celebrities of the alcoholic beverage world and they’re going to blow us away at the festival’s events.

Here’s a little bit about some of these cocktail celebs:

GN CHAN (NYC)

Where to find Gn during Drink Atlantic:

Thursday, June 7 – 7pm: Cocktail Cruise on the Harbour Queen
Friday June 8 – 11am: Cocktail Academy with Gn Chan and Shane Beehan

ALVIN RAMCHURN [Canadian Brand Ambassador – Hendrick’s Gin, Toronto]

Where to find Alvin during Drink Atlantic:

Friday June 8 – 2pm: Cocktail Academy with Alvin Ramchurn
Saturday June 9 – 6:30pm – 11pm: Croquet & Cocktails presented by Hendrick’s Gin

OTHER GUEST BARTENDERS INCLUDE:

 


BONUS INFO:

TALL SIPS ARE BACK IN HALIFAX!

Tall Sips is a citywide celebration of cocktail culture in Halifax.

We encourage everyone—salty sailors, visitors from afar and neighbourhood friends—to explore the city and enjoy the local refreshment scene. Grab a passport from the official participating locations listed here and sail your way through the pubs, patios and bistros that have made Halifax a legendary port of call.

For those souls of legal drinking age, specialty cocktails made for this week are priced at $8. No additional purchase is necessary to enjoy Tall Sips libations.

Tall Sips kicks off with the Drink Atlantic Cocktail Festival, June 7 to 9. Drink Atlantic features tasting rooms, seminars and events led by special guest bartenders, hosted by The Clever Barkeep. Tickets available now.

 


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