Whether you're a stirrer or a shaker — or a sipper or a slurper — World Class Cocktail Festival is dedicated to you. For five glorious days between Wednesday, April 28–Sunday, May 2, cocktail-centred happenings will be taking place throughout Surry Hills, The Rocks and the CBD, with 13 different events on the menu.
If you're fond of espresso martinis, Paramount Coffee Project is devoting two whole nights to them, as made with your choice of Columbian or Ethiopian coffee beans. Fancy spending a few nights sipping German vermouth in a laneway? That's also on the agenda thanks to Bulletin Place. And, you can tuck into both margaritas and tacos at Cantina OK! and Shwarmama's pop-up collaboration, called Mama OK!
Also on the lineup: a series called Little Melbourne, which sees bars from down south make an appearance at Golden Age Cinema and Bar. So, you won't need to hop on a plane to sip drinks from Above Board, The Everleigh, Black Pearl and Byrdi, all of which placed in 2020's World's 100 Best Bars list.
Golden Age is also screening a number of films with ties to Mexico, including Like Water for Chocolate, Desperado, El Mariachi, Brimstone & Glory and Pan's Labyrinth.
And, to wrap up the festival, Maybe Sammy is hosting a big closing party — so saving some energy after jumping between all of the event's pop-ups, team ups and specials is highly recommended.
Top image: Maybe Sammy, DS Oficina.