Following two successful editions, Lagos Cocktail Week (LCW) returns this October!
Lagos Cocktail Week is a festival that celebrates the unique cocktail culture in Nigeria through events, seminars and training sessions. This five-day event aims at educating on cocktail culture both locally and internationally, inform on global trends and entertain individuals, businesses and corporations.
Created by the CEO of Eventi Cocktails, Lara Rawa, Lagos Cocktail Week was established to showcase the best of Nigeria’s cocktail culture, with the aspiration for the cocktail industry at large to be recognised as an integral aspect of the Nigerian beverage industry. This festival can also be described as a gathering of cocktail enthusiasts as beverage brands and lovers of great cocktails and mocktails alike get to indulge their taste buds at designated hubs.
“There is so much potential for growth in the cocktail industry in Nigeria and I believe that we have what it takes to compete globally. Given that the cocktail industry is a viable SME option with the potential of contributing significantly to the Nigerian economy, we have included seminars, workshops and an exhibition in our line-up of events to attract a wider audience” – Lara Rawa, the CEO of Eventi Cocktail and Creator of Lagos Cocktail Week.
Lagos Cocktail Week is also signing up partnering bars that will offer cocktails at a discount to LCW wristband wearers. In order to take advantage of the promotions and offers happening during the week-long event, participants will be required to purchase wristbands at The Liquid Hub, 2 Olawale Dawodu Street, off Kingsway Road Ikoyi Lagos”.
This year, LCW will also be introducing the Bar Battle which is a competition aimed at boosting the morale of bartenders/mixologists working at various bars. The competition is open to bartenders/Mixologists from participating bars. The winner of the Bar Battle will be the Face of Lagos Cocktail 2016.
Lagos Cocktail Week 2016 Schedule
October 10: Cocktail Master Class with Enitan Allison – The Wheatbaker Hotel
October 11: Cocktail Master Class with Ronke Sobodu – The Wheatbaker Hotel
October 12: Mixologists Brunch – Liquid Hub in Ikoyi 10am-4pm
October 13: Lagos Cocktail Week Team Bar Hop
October 14: Grand finale/Bar Battle – The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos
The event is proudly supported by: The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos
Date: Monday, October 10th – Saturday October 15th, 2016
Participating Bars include: Wheatbaker Hotel, Casper and Gambini’s, Crossroads Eko Hotel, Samantha’s Bistro, Sao Cafe, Liquid Hub, 355 Lagos, Tarragon Lagos, Barbar Lekki, Business Class Surulere, Scratch and Social Nail bar, Cafe Jade, Grills In and Out and Lotus at Pattaya.
BellaNaija is a media partner for Lagos Cocktail Week