This years festivties for the South African Cocktail Week are on its way, being the second annual event in Cape Town of its kind. This time around the team has partnered with five of the biggest brand houses in the country to bring you Cape Town’s first ever street cocktail festival! With over twenty brands, and ten of the Mother City’s finest cocktail venues coming together to transform the Cape Quarter into a one-night-only showcase of how you should be enjoying cocktails better. With an opening event of such a nature, the rest festival is surely not to be missed!

Good to know

The official press launch for the SACW event kicked off at the Twankey Bar in September and the official Grand Opening for the week is set for 4 November at the Cape Quarter.

The evening will include over 20 pop-up bars, tons of interactive cocktail activities and have only the best in local DJs to keep you on your feet all night. Line your stomach with delicious burgers, pizza, pasta, sushi and so much more available from the Cape Quarter! Taste your way through mini-versions of premium cocktail bars such as Arcade, Café Caprice, HQ, The Twankey Bar and Harringtons Cocktail Lounge, which are also some of the official SACW venues for this year. 

The event in general

The likes of Asoka, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cause & Effect, Primal Eatery and Burger & Lobster will ensure they have their top mixologists whipping up spectacular signature cocktails made with their partner spirits. Brands such as Bacardi, Jim Beam Bourbon, Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray 10 and Monkey Shoulder will be sending taste buds on a tantalizing journey and educating people with affordable taste-drinks from each pop-up bar ranging between R15 and R30.

 To keep cocktail lovers on their toes, they’ll be encouraged to vote for their favourites in various categories throughout the night which will result in the SACW Awards. A theme that supports sustainability and the refuse-the-straw campaign, you can expect no straws to be served on the evening.

 For the remainder of the week, ticket holders are encouraged to visit as many of the 10 partner venues as possible, using their SACW wrist band to attend SACW feature events and redeem their 50% off signature cocktails, designed specifically for the week, and available only to people with a valid wrist band (which will be handed out in exchange for tickets at The Grand Opening). To celebrate the event, SACW has partnered with Machangulo Beach lodge to send one lucky duo to an all-inclusive 4-night getaway at the luxury lodge in Mozambique, all ticket holders will automatically be entered into the draw, which will take place at The Grand Opening.

Tickets and overall information

Tickets are available via Webtickets. Guests are encouraged to get their tickets early at this link to avoid disappointment and also save big! A percentage of all proceeds will aid the Hidden Falls foundation which uses outdoor and group activity to empower youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information and to stay up to date with event developments, people are encouraged to follow SACW on social media and check the offcial website at .

All event attendees must be 21 years of age to participate and IDs will be checked.

Guys be sure to get your tickets for the festivities soon and check the socials as we will be giving away tickets to the event too.

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