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09 Mar 2023 By

Hey Y’all, The Singapore Cocktail Festival is Back! Here’s What You Can Look Forward to in the 2023 Edition.

Asia’s most anticipated cocktail party — Singapore Cocktail Festival — celebrates its 9th consecutive year with the biggest Festival Village yet at the iconic Bayfront Event Space. This will be followed by a fortnight-long calendar that brings together the world’s best cocktail masters and spirits makers.


Festival highlights from 5 to 21 May include:

  • A sprawling 7400sqm Festival Village, happening from 5 to 7 May
  • A City Takeover featuring limited-time #SGCF2023 Signature Cocktails across 45 of Singapore’s best bars
  • Bar Takeovers by #SGCF2023 Headliner Bars from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand
  • Cocktail brunches, bar crawls and other exciting cocktail experiences

This year, the Festival is returning to a full line-up after two and a half years, with the last Festival Village happening in 2019. In the years of the pandemic, the Festival evolved to include online and hybrid editions, with new experiences such as SGCF@Home, SGCF on Wheels and the SGCF City Takeover.

“Singapore Cocktail Festival was born out of a vision to put our city on the world cocktail map. It operates with the industry at its heart. In the last two years, our focus has very much been on helping the industry get through the challenges of the pandemic. Now that things are fully open, we are excited to bring consumers back into the fold, and celebrate the world of cocktails once again,” says Wai Mayleng, Co-Founder of Singapore Cocktail Festival.

The Festival also unveils its new theme, “Shaking Up New Possibilities”, in line with its forward-thinking goal for the future. “We believe that the spotlight will be on us in Asia, as the capital of inspiration for cocktail innovation going forward. The theme aims to inspire our community here to set the path forward not just for Asia, but for the cocktail industry at large. We are ready to lead, and Singapore Cocktail Festival is here to provide that stage for the next decade of cocktail evolution,” says Ivy Woo, Co-Founder of Singapore Cocktail Festival.

Indulge Experimental Bistro SGCF 2023

Indulge Experimental Bistro

Festival goers can also meet the world’s best bartenders up close and personal, with Singapore’s best bars who are expected to make appearances alongside the Festival’s Headliner Bars – Indulge Experimental Bistro (Taipei, No. 6 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Maybe Sammy (Sydney, No. 29 at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Penicillin (Hong Kong, No. 22 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), ReCraft (Manila, named one of the best cocktail bars in Manila by Coconuts) Sidecar (New Delhi, No. 14 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022) and The Bar at The House on Sathorn (Bangkok, named one of the best new bars of 2022 by Lifestyle Asia).


City Takeover – 5 to 21 May 2023

Origin Bar

Origin Bar and Grill

Flying the flag high as the cocktail mecca of Asia, 45 of Singapore’s best bars will be “Shaking Up New Possibilities”, with innovative libations created especially for Festival goers.

Enjoy #SGCF2023 Signature Cocktails priced at $18++ at all participating bars, with the purchase of City Takeover wristbands priced at just $10 nett. For more unique experiences, look out for an exciting calendar of Bar Takeovers by the Festival’s home-based Headliner Bars, at venues such as Analogue (No. 37 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Manhattan (No. 9 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Origin Bar, Republic Bar (No. 12 at Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022), Stay Gold Flamingo and The Elephant Room, both of which are on Asia’s 50 Best Bars Singapore Discovery list.

Early Bird Passes are priced from $40 onwards (available from now to 31 March.

> 1 to 3-Day passes are available for purchase from 3 March 2023, these include a City Takeover wristband as well as a welcome drink at the Festival Village.

> For ticketing details, go to www.singaporecocktailfestival.com

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