Events

The 2021 Program

For the enthusiast to the expert, the seasoned drinker to the non-drinker, there was an MCF event for everybody.

MCF Closing Party: Presented by Starward & Capi
Join Starward whisky on Sunday 18th April, as one of Melbourne’s culinary l...   read more

Sunday 18th April, 12pm onwards

Starward Distillery

SOLD OUT!

Around the Whisk(e)y World
Travel around the whisk(e)y world with a welcome cocktail as you venture th...   read more

5-7:30pm, Thursday 15th April

Beneath Driver Lane

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A History of Booze, Gin & Cocktails in Melbourne
Let the mystery and stories of Melbourne’s illegal grog industry inspire yo...   read more

6-8pm & 9-11pm, Saturday 17th April

Little Lon Distilling Co.

SOLD OUT!

The Espresso Martini Project
Melbournians are serious about their coffee, and Mr Black is serious about ...   read more

Thursday 15th April, 5-9:00pm

Bomba

SOLD OUT!

Tropical Escapism: Black Pearl x Bar Liberty
A tropical party in The Attic at the Black Pearl. Enjoy wine-based tropical...   read more

Thursday 15th April

Black Pearl

SOLD OUT!

Modern Aperitivo
For this year's Melbourne Cocktail Festival, Byrdi welcomes St Felix to The...   read more

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th April, 5, 6:30 or 8pm

Byrdi

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The Long Goodbye
One drink, three flavours - a progressive journey of the Gimlet. For the fu...   read more

13-18th April

Gimlet at Cavendish House

SOLD OUT!

Shaken, Stirred & Stolen: A brewery's foray into cocktails
Beer is a brilliant and underutilised ingredient when it comes to cocktail ...   read more

6-8pm, Thursday 15th April

Molly Rose Brewery

SOLD OUT!

MCF Opening Party: Presented by Grainshaker & Good Spirits
Kicking off Melbourne Cocktail Festival 2021 with cocktails, burgers, and a...   read more

6pm-late, Monday 12th April

Grainshaker Local Distillery

SOLD OUT!

Clase Azul Tequila x Tetto di Carolina: A masterclass on Mexico's finest tequila
Join us on a first class tequila tour at Tetto di Carolina, presented by Cl...   read more

6:30-9:30pm, Tuesday 13th April

Tetto di Carolina

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Waste Not Taste Lots
For this year's Melbourne Cocktail Festival, Byrdi's welcomes our Matt Whil...   read more

Saturday 17th April

Byrdi

SOLD OUT!

Aperitivo Electrico: A Bartenders Brunch
Union Electric is proud to host Campari, bringing Camparisoda to Melbourne ...   read more

Monday 12th April, 2-6pm

Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden

SOLD OUT!

Drink the Book with Max Allen
Come and drink some of the beverages straight out of Max Allen's engaging n...   read more

2-4pm, Saturday 17th April

Bad Frankie

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Tap Takeover with Fancy Free
Beer & Cocktails? Melbourne's Fancy Free and the crew at Range Brewing brin...   read more

4-10pm, Wednesday 14th April

Range Brewery

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Aperitivo with Saint Felix
Join us for an aperitivo! Featuring cocktails by Orlando Marzo (Saint Felix...   read more

3-5pm, Sunday 18th April

Capitano

SOLD OUT!

The Agave Project by Top Shelf International
Sebastian Reaburn presents The Agave Project by Top Shelf International, an...   read more

4-5:30pm, Tuesday 13th April

Worksmith CBD

SOLD OUT!

Eating Vermouth
Can you eat Vermouth?

The only way to find out is to jump into...
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14-17th April, 4pm onwards / Free to attend

Farmer's Daughters

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Botanical to Bar
The Anther team brings you a hands-on experience created just for Melbourne...   read more

Wednesday 14th April

Anther Distillery

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Black Pearl x Archie Rose Late Night Martinez launch party
As part of MCF 2021, Archie Rose & Black Pearl have teamed up to create a o...   read more

Wednesday 14th April

Black Pearl

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Cocktail Masterclass for Beginners
This is the perfect session for learning the basics of cocktail creation. L...   read more

Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th April, 6-7pm

Bar 1806

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Gin & Complexity
Three Cuts Gin paired with the best of South East Asia . G&T on arrival and...   read more

Thursday 15th April, 6-8pm or 8:30-10:30pm

Quincy Hotel Melbourne

SOLD OUT!

Innovation in Hospitality: What can we learn from the tech industry?
A casual live-streamed interview style discussion, focusing on three busine...   read more

Wednesday 14th April, 3-4:30pm

Live-streamed Online

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Naturally Australian: A Masterclass
Always wanted to use more native botanicals in your cocktails, but never kn...   read more

Tuesday 13th of April, 6-8:30pm

Farmer's Daughters

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The Lincoln x Saint Felix: Aperitivo Series
Join us for an Aperitivo during the Melbourne Cocktail Festival, featuring ...   read more

Tuesday 13th April, 4-7pm

The Lincoln

SOLD OUT!