Old Town Alexandria has a vivacious and growing craft cocktail community that has caught the eye of the press and locals alike. To celebrate and honor the talent of the bartenders and businesses that support such cocktail innovation, Old Town Business has taken it upon themselves to establish Old Town Cocktail: the celebration of all things cocktail.
Old Town Cocktail Week
Old Town Cocktail Week (OTCW) is an annual event that incorporates craft cocktail menus in restaurants and feature events or sales in local boutiques.
Throughout Old Town Cocktail Week, we host a collection of seminars and tastings with a wide variety of topics like “Women Behind Bars” about the history of the female influence in bar culture, “Whiskey 101” about the little known details of whiskey, or “Meet the Makers” to interact with the locals creating spirits. Additionally, OTCW partners with the Art League in “Art on the Rocks,” a competition among local restaurants in crafting cocktails that get sampled by all attendees.
We are continually growing and evolving the events that will be held to reflect the cocktail community here in Old Town, Alexandria.
Virtual Happy Hour
With recent global events, Old Town Business, much like the rest of the world, pivoted our attention from a week long celebration of cocktails to the virtual scene by introducing Old Town Cocktail | Virtual Happy Hour. Here, you get to participate in crafting a special cocktail led by one of Old Town’s talented bartenders; then you get to hear from them, a retail guest, and a spirits expert that creates the spirit used in your drink!
On the third Thursday of every month a new episode will be aired at 6:30pm. Get your cocktail kit ahead of time from the featured restaurant to craft your cocktail at home that day. We will post them here so you can craft all your favorite cocktails any time! Cheers!
Each business featured is a member of Old Town Business. To any Old Town business that would like to be part of this process, just contact us! The feeling is mutual. We will add you to the roster.