15 takeovers over eight days, and a day of masterclasses — it's going to be huge.
Last month we brought you the news that Maybe Sammy and the rest of the Maybe Group would be hosting an unprecedented lineup of bar takeovers and masterclasses in Sydney, and now the full schedule of events is here.
The TL;DR take? It’s going to be a huge week.
The team has curated a week-long event that sees some 16 of the world’s most notable and interesting bars from across the world come to town to show off what they can do.
If you’re a bartendery type, or have even a light interest in where the bar and drink culture is at the best bars in countries like Argentina, Mexico, Thailand, Singapore, the UK, France, Italy, Colombia, the USA, Greece and Spain, then you’ll want to get to the Maybe Cocktail Festival.
The takeovers go for around three hours each, with multiple bars getting in on the action each night. It kicks off on the Wednesday 12 April, with masterclasses on Sunday 16 April, and wraps on Wednesday 19 April.
Get a look at the full schedule below. To register for the masterclasses (you'll want to be quick) visit the website at maybecocktailfestival.com for more details.
Wednesday 12 April
5 – 8pm // Hosted by Dean & Nancy on 22: BKK Social Club (Bangkok, Thailand) and Jigger & Pony (Singapore)
8 – 11pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: The Bar with Shapes for a Name (London, England) & Bar Nouveau (Paris, France)
Thursday 13 April
8 – 11pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: L’Antiquario (Naples, Italy) and Drink Kong (Rome, Italy)
Friday 14 April
5 – 8pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: Sips (Barcelona, Spain)
8 – 11pm // Hosted by El Primo Sanchez: Hanky Panky (Mexico City, Mexico)
Saturday 15 April
5 – 8pm // Hosted by El Primo Sanchez: Alquimico (Cartagena, Columbia)
8 – 11pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: Tres Monos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Sunday 16 April
10am – 3pm // Hosted at Carriageworks: Maybe Masterclasses with five international bars
4 – 10pm // Hosted by The Norfolk: Sweet Liberty (Miami, USA)
9 – late // Hosted by El Primo Sanchez: Café La Trova (Miami, USA)
Monday 17 April
6 – 9pm // Hosted by Lady Hampshire: The Best of Australia (Re, PS40, Cantina OK!, Byrdi, Above Board, Caretaker’s Cottage)
Tuesday 18 April
3 – 6pm // Hosted by Sammy Junior: Bar Termini (London, England)
5 – 8pm // Hosted by Dean & Nancy on 22: Schofield’s Bar (Manchester, England) 8 – 11pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: Line (Athens, Greece)
Wednesday 19 April
3 – 6pm // Hosted by Oxford House: Bar Termini (London, England)
8 – 11pm // Hosted by Maybe Sammy: Nutmeg & Clove (Singapore)
Maybe Cocktail Festival has been proudly supported by a collection of partners:
- Spirit partners: Michter’s, Four Pillars, Glenfiddich, Tequila Herradura, Flor de Caña, Jack Daniels, PATRÓN, Bombay Sapphire, Fords Gin, Sipsmith, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray No.Ten, Casamigos, Don Julio, Oscar 697.
- Mixer partners: The London Essence and Perrier.
- Brand partners: Uber, Porsche, Carriageworks, BLOX, Orlebar Brown, Gucci and Riedel.
- Media partner: Boothby.