#SGCF2024 Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF)?

An annual event on Asia’s cocktail and nightlife calendar, SGCF is a social and experiential gathering of drink makers and lovers from around the world. This year SGCF will happen from 3 – 19 May 2024.

  • SGCF Festival Village (3 to 5 May 2024)
  • SGCF City Takeover (3 to 19 May 2024)

SGCF Festival Village

What is expected in the SGCF Festival Village? (3 to 5 May 2024)

The Festival Village is located at Bayfront Event Space, next to Marina Bay Sands (MBS). The Village promises exciting cocktail experiences amid a 180-degree backdrop of Singapore’s city skyline. With close to 100 different cocktails to savour, the Festival Village will feature Headline Bars, Local Bar Pop Ups, Brand Pop-ups, Artisanal Spirits, Food Street , Music and Entertainment.

Festival Village Opening Hours

3 May, Friday – 5 May, Sunday
4pm – 11pm
Last order: 10:15pm


Bayfront Event Space (Next to MBS)
12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

How to Get There

Walking distance from Marina Bay Sands (MBS)

By Bus:
Alight opposite Marina Bay Sands MICE bus stop
Buses 97, 106, 133, 502, 518

Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT Station and take Exit E

By Car:
– URA Bayfront Open-air Carpark
– Marina Bay Financial Centre
– Marina Bay Link Mall
– The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands

What is the age requirement to participate in the event?

SGCF has a minimum age requirement of 18 years to consume alcohol at any of our events. A valid government-issued ID is required and visitors have to present this on first demand.

Where can I get tickets to the SGCF Festival Village?

You can purchase your tickets from Limited Tickets will be sold at the door and are subjected to capacity on the day of the event.

Ticket is transferable but not refundable.

What time is the last entry to SGCF Festival Village?

Last entry to the village will be at 9:45pm. All bars will stop serving at 10:15pm and the Festival Village will be closed at 11:00pm.

How do I check in at the SGCF Village?

Present your digital ticket to be scanned at check in and you will receive your Welcome Drink coupon and SGCF City Takeover wristband.

How do I pay for my food and drinks at SGCF Festival Village?

SGCF Festival Village is going cashless. We accept all major credit cards and PayNow.

Can I buy my tickets at the door on the event day?

Yes, you can purchase at the door. Children under 12 years old enter for free.

What are the house rules at SGCF Festival Village?

By entering the festival grounds, visitors agree to have read and understood these house rules and agree to comply with and be bound by these house rules:

  • Participants must be 18 Years Old and above to consume alcohol at any SGCF Events.
  • Visitors of SGCF are subject to a pre-emptive search at the door.
  • Possession of glass, plastic bottles, cans, fireworks, (fire) arms and/or other dangerous otherwise prohibited items are not allowed. Neither are substances, outside food and/or drinks (alcoholic or otherwise).
  • SGCF reserves the right to refuse and/or deny (further) entry access to any visitors deemed to be in a drunken and/or disorderly state.
  • SGCF has a zero tolerance policy on verbal and/or physical abuse and/or aggressive behaviour conducted towards the SGCF staff and/or other visitors.
  • Glasses and/or cups (empty or filled) are not allowed to be taken outside the festival area.
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Open bottle drinking is not permitted in the festival grounds by regulated laws of the Singapore Police Force. Please enjoy your bottle purchases at the comfort of your own home.
  • Without written consent of SGCF, it is prohibited to promote or sell any kind of service or product.
  • Tickets, Coupons and Tasting cards purchased cannot be refunded for money.
  • SGCF reserves the right to make changes to the activities and programs onsite at the Festival without prior notice.
  • SGCF will automatically have the right to use all video or photo material made on the festival terrain, free and without notice.
  • Visitors are not allowed to make professional audio or video recordings without written permission from SGCF.
  • Visitors are held to follow instructions, regulations and/or directions of (security) staff of SGCF at all times.
  • SGCF takes no responsibility for any damages on any grounds whatsoever, which directly or indirectly arise out of acts or omissions of SGCF, persons in its service, other persons who are working at the festival, or third parties during or in connection with the activities at the Festival, unless the damage is caused by intent or gross negligence by SGCF. SGCF’s responsibility is always limited to the grand sum paid by its insurance in this event.
  • SGCF staff will always have the final say in these matters and/or matters not covered by these house rules.


What is SGCF City Takeover?

SGCF City Takeover programme features 45 cocktail bars all around the city. Programme highlights include SGCF Signature Cocktail promotion, Bar crawls, Cocktail Brunches, Masterclasses, Guests Shifts. SGCF City Takeover is from 3 May to 19 May 2024.

What is the SGCF City Takeover Wristband?

From 3 May  – 19 May 2024, SGCF City Takeover Wristbands holders can enjoy SGCF Signature Cocktails presented by 45 bar partners all around the city at a promotional price of $18++ (U.P $25++ and above). Each bar will be presenting one SGCF Signature Cocktail.

How do I use the SGCF City Takeover Wristband?

Wear your wristband when you visit any of the participating bars for SGCF Signature Cocktails at $18++ (U.P $25++ and above) from 3 May to 19 May at any of our 45 Participating Bars. Wristband is not exchangeable for cash or any other promotions. Wristband is reusable from 3 May to 19 May.

Venue owners reserve the right to serve Signature Cocktails at $18++ to wristband holders only. Usual Price of the cocktails is determined by the bar and prices are starting from $25++ (May differ from our website price). Please make your reservations before visiting. Venue owners reserve the right to turn away visitors if the venue is full.

What is the schedule for SGCF City Takeover calendar of events?

The full calendar of cocktail experiences presented by our partner bars will be released and ticketed in April. Stay tuned!


  • You will receive an email confirming your registration. Flash the confirmation email at the venue on your day of your cocktail experience.
  • Ticket is transferable but not refundable.
  • Venue will allocate you to your seat/seats according to the no. of pax on your ticket purchase.
  • Please contact the venue directly if you have any special requests (Dietary, seating etc.).


SGCF is committed to supporting our local F&B operators and

  1. SGCF Wristbands – You will be informed of rescheduled dates for use of the SGCF Wristbands for SGCF Signature Cocktail promotion.
  2. SGCF Special Events – Ticketed programs will be converted into home experiences that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own homes.
  3. SGCF Bar Crawl – You will be informed of rescheduled dates of the experiences.

In the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will notify ticket holders and attendees with the next course of action.


If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at

Check out our Facebook and Instagram (@sgcocktailfest) for daily festival updates!


Stay safe, drink responsibly and have fun!
With Love, Team SGCF