The Cocktail Party of the Year Returns! The 3rd Annual Detroit Cocktail Classic celebrates the culture and craft of the cocktail on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Shed 3 of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market from 6pm-10pm. This Gala Celebration will feature Detroit's most celebrated drinking establishments, spirits and brands serving up classic and craft cocktails.
The event will be anchored by spirit-themed, experiential activations showcasing vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, and rum giving attendees an immersive cocktail experience. Highlights include: The SKYY Vodka Lounge, Detroit Distillery Row, Faygo Soda Fountain, Whiskey Rebellion, The Gin Craze and Tiki Hideaway.
Participating establishments include: Bad Luck, Firebird Tavern, Great Lakes Coffee, Grey Ghost, Huron Room, Imperial, Katoi, The Keep, La Rondinella, The Last Word, Mabel Grey, MGM Grand, The Oakland, The Peterboro, Public House, Punch Bowl Social, Ravens Club, Roast, Rock City Eatery, Selden Standard, Sidecar, The Skip, The Stand, Standby, The Sugar House, Townhouse, The Whiskey Parlor, and Wright & Company.
Each establishment is paired with a top shelf spirit to concoct a signature drink for the occasion that will be served at their unique “Libation Station” inside Shed 3. Bartenders will use only the highest quality and freshest ingredients to serve up proper cocktails. Attendees will taste their way around the event, interacting and engaging with representatives from each establishment and spirit purveyor.
Advance tickets are $45. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $50. Each attendee will receive 12 beverage samples with admission. Food will be provided at an extra cost by various food trucks and local DJs will spin lounge and dance tracks throughout the night.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit O.A.T.S. Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles. Since 1997, O.A.T.S. has provided equine-assisted therapy year-round for children and adults with a wide variety of physical and/or emotional disabilities.
The Detroit Cocktail Classic is produced by Pulp Detroit and Bailout Productions.