From the Grand Canal to the bustling palazzi, Italy’s floating city is about to show off its vibrant culture in a whole new light. The city’s uniqueness and zest for life will be transformed into liquids, as the city prepares for the launch of Venice Cocktail Week.
Organised by journalist Paola Mencarelli, who also founded the first Florence Cocktail Week, which is now in its sixth year, the event is dedicated to quality mixed drinks and responsible drinking.
“In this extraordinary year, we have not given up, and we have decided to double up by bringing our Cocktail Week format to Venice,” says the event’s Founder & Creative Director, Paola Mencarelli. “It will be an unusual edition for this event, our first-ever event in winter, but we will warm up this splendid city of art and culture at the sound of shakers and cocktails.”
With the support of Aman Venice, the festival will follow the same structure as Florence, with a week dedicated to the city’s vibrant bar and cocktail scene.
During the week, hotel bars, cocktail bars and historic cafés will unite to demonstrate their talents and promote responsible drinking culture, with a variety of themed nights and masterclasses from visiting bartenders, as well as recreational activities celebrating Venetian culture that will allow guests to discover the city in a new light.
Participating bars with include but are not limited to –
● Alchemia, Ca’ di Dio ● Amo, Fondaco dei Tedeschi ● Arts Bar, The St. Regis Venice ● Bar Gabbiano, Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice ● Bar Longhi, The Gritti Palace ● Blue Bar, Hotel Excelsior ● Blue Drop ● Caffè Baglioni, Baglioni Hotel Luna ● Caffè Florian ● Caffè Lavena ● Chet Bar ● ChicBar, Taverna La Fenice ● Bar Dandolo, Hotel Danieli ● Excess Venice Cocktail Food & Garden ● Experimental Cocktail Club, Il Palazzo Experimental ● Grancaffé Quadri ● Il Caravellino, Hotel Saturnia & International ● Il Mercante ● Londrabar, Hotel Londra Palace ● Palazzina The Bar, Palazzina Grassi ● San Giorgio Cafè ● Tarnowska’s American Bar ● Terrazza Aperol ● The Bar, Aman Venice ● Time Social Bar ● Skyline Rooftop Bar ● Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
For more information on the festival go to venicecocktailweek.it or follow Venice Cocktail Week on Instagram at @venicecocktail_week.