St Andrews Cocktail Week is back with a bang after the success of last year’s event, highlighting the best spots in the seaside town.
The event, which organisers hope will help support local hospitality businesses, is set to take place from Friday March 15 to Sunday March 24.
Once again, locals and tourists alike can experience the classiest establishments in the town at a discounted price.
Participating venues will be offering deals on selected food, drinks and lots of other products, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The finest cocktails will be in the spotlight during the week, as well as a couple of new ice-cream flavours, curtesy of the famous Jannettas.
The week is being supported by Fife Council, with The Old Course offering accommodation to those who fancy making a night of the cheap cocktails.
After the success of last year, locals saw hugely increased footfall for their businesses.
The event was immensely beneficial in attracting new customers to the snazzy spots.
This year’s event has the aim to entice both locals and tourists alike to try something new – without hurting their pockets.
A return to a vibrant Scottish town
St Andrews is home to an array of different people and cultures, attracting visitors year-round.
Alice Christison, the Event Director, says: “It’s amazing to be back in beautiful St Andrews – it really feels like the perfect place for Cocktail Week as it’s full of stunning high-end bars, restaurants, hotels and more.”
While the aim of Cocktail Week 2023 was to shine a light on St Andrews, this year has more of a community-based focus.
With fears about the security of the hospitality sector spanning Scotland-wide, Alice hopes that it will lessen the strain on the local vendors.
She adds: I’ve worked in hospitality and marketing my whole career and I’ve never known the whole trade to be so scared about the future.”
She has urged people carry on the enthusiasm that the town brought last year to support their friends and colleagues.
How do you attend?
Unlock great deals from food and drink to hotel stays by purchasing a wristband from the official site.
Advance Discount wristbands are priced at £7.95 plus a £1.50 booking fee. Final Release wristbands are £9.95 plus the booking fee.
Who is involved?
This year is expected to include over 40 establishments, with more events like masterclasses still to be announced.
Local favourites that are already confirmed are:
- The Old Course
- Hams Hame
- Swilcan Loft
- The Adamson
- The Criterion
- Cheese Toastie Shack
This list is expected to grow by the week itself, with many venues still to be announced.
Alice said: “We’re buzzing to launch St Andrews Cocktail Week 2024…it’s going to be bigger, better and shinier than ever!”
Those in attendance must be 18 years or over.
For more information on wristbands and taking part in the event, go to https://standrewscocktailweek.co.uk/