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 5 - 21 May 2023.
- SGCF Festival Village (5 to 7 May 2023)
- SGCF City Takeover (5 to 21 May 2023)
SGCF FESTIVAL VILLAGE
What is expected in the SGCF Festival Village? (5 to 7 May 2023)
The Festival Village is located 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 sip on, the Festival Village will feature Brand Pop-ups, Artisanal Spirits, Food Street , Music and Entertainment.
Festival Village Opening Hours 5 May , Friday : 5pm to 10.30pm
6 May, Saturday: 4pm to 10.30pm
7 May, Sunday : 4pm to 10.30pm
Address Bayfront Event Space (Next to MBS)
12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
How to Get There Walking distance from Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
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
- 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 www.singaporecocktailfestival.com. 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 9:00pm. All bars will stop serving at 10:00pm and the Festival Village will be closed at 10:30pm.
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, entrance only tickets are sold at the door for $25, excluding $3 service charge. 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, food, (alcoholic) drinks.
- SGCF reserves the right to refuse / deny (further) access to visitors in a drunken state.
- SGCF has a zero tolerance policy on verbal or physical abuse or aggressive behaviour, whether it is used against SGCF staff or towards 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.
- Without written consent of SGCF, it is prohibited to promote or sell any kind of service or product.
- 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.
SGCF CITY TAKEOVER (5 MAY - 21 MAY 2023)
What is SGCF City Takeover?
SGCF City Takeover programme features 47 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 5 May to 21 May 2023.
What is the SGCF City Takeover Wristband?
From 5 May – 21 May 2023, SGCF City Takeover Wristbands holders can enjoy SGCF Signature Cocktails presented by 47 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.
Where can I purchase my SGCF City Takeover Wristband?
SGCF City Takeover wristband can be purchased at www.singaporecocktailfestival.com
From March : Sale of Festival Village pass includes the City Takeover wristband.
From April - May : You can purchase the SGCF City Takeover wristband (w/o Festival Village Pass) and collect it from Singapore Visitor Center from 1 April to 18 May 2023.
Where do I collect my SGCF City Takeover Wristband?
SGCF Festival Village (5-7 May) For Festival Village visitors, your village pass includes the City Takeover wristband. You can collect your wristband upon check-in at the SGCF Festival Village. Self Collection (5 April - 19 May) For self collection of SGCF City Takeover wristband only, please visit Singapore Visitor Center @ Orchard Gateway. Present your confirmation QR code to collect your SGCF wristband from the service team at the visitor centre. You will be required to fill in a proof of collection form upon successful redemption.
Singapore Visitor Center @ Orchard Gateway
216 Orchard Road, orchardgateway@emerald, 238898
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm
Delivery/ Postage (5 April - 5 May) Delivery/ postage can be made to Singapore residential address only and is chargeable. Please indicate your address and particulars at point of purchase You will receive your wristbands via registered post in 7 working days. Delivery options can be purchased only via CHOPE’s website or mobile site and not via the app.
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 5 May to 21 May at any of our 47 Participating Bars. Wristband is not exchangeable for cash or any other promotions. Wristband is reusable from 5 May to 21 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!
SGCF SPECIAL EVENTS (BRUNCH / BAR CRAWL/ SGCF EVENTS)
- 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).
EVENT POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION
SGCF is committed to supporting the recovery of our bars. If the government does not permit the festival to proceed due to the pandemic:
- SGCF Wristbands - You will be informed of rescheduled dates for use of the SGCF Wristbands for SGCF Signature Cocktail promotion.
- SGCF Special Events - Ticketed programs will be converted into home experiences that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own homes.
SGCF Bar Crawl - You will be informed of rescheduled dates of the experiences.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our Facebook and Instagram (@sgcocktailfest) for daily festival updates!
Stay safe, drink responsibly and have fun!
With Love, Team SGCF