Now in its fourth year, the Detroit Cocktail Classic has established itself as metro Detroit’s premier cocktail event. Originally just a one-night soirée, the event now spans a full week with creative and immersive programming including workshops, cocktail-paired dinners, and spirit-driven events highlighted by the Grand Tasting on Friday, November 17th.
The Grand Tasting is the cocktail party of the year, encompassing two sheds in historic Eastern Market and featuring Detroit’s most celebrated drinking establishments, spirits, and brands serving up classic and craft cocktails. 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." Attendees will taste their way around the event, interacting and engaging with representatives from each establishment and spirit purveyor. Each attendee will receive 12 beverage samples with admission.
This year’s participating restaurants include: The Apparatus Room, Bad Luck Bar, Bigalora, The Bird & The Bread, Chartreuse, The Conserva, Detroit Athletic Club, Firebird Tavern, Gold Cash Gold, Grey Ghost, Honest John's, Huron Room, Imperial, The Last Word, Mabel Gray, Mutiny, Nightcap, The Oakland, Otus Supply, The Peterboro. Prime and Proper, Public House, Punch Bowl Social, The Relief & Resource Co., Republic, Michael Symon’s Roast, Rock City Eatery, The Root, Rusted Crow, The Sardine Room, Selden Standard, Sidecar Slider Bar, The Skip, Standby, The Sugar House, Takoi, Townhouse, Two James, USBG, Westin Book Cadillac, The Whiskey Parlor, and Wright & Company.
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.