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Edinburgh Bar Show 2024

23/04/2024

Over 1,200 bar, hospitality and drinks trade delegates registered to attend the city’s first international bar show which partnered with 29 brands from across the globe, hosting 16 seminars13 bar takeovers and 3 parties, all over just 3 days. 

The founding trio; Panda & Sons, Iain McPherson and Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s Jamie Faulds and Gary Anderson expressed their appreciation to everyone who contributed to the success of EBS.

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“We were absolutely delighted with the inaugural Edinburgh Bar Show. It was really amazing to see bartenders and drinks trade delegates from far and wide coming together in such big numbers to celebrate, collaborate and learn from some of the very best in the business. There was great energy and good vibes throughout the event between the attending international and UK visitors and our home crowd. Edinburgh, and Scotland, truly showed what hospitality and community is all about; something we were all very proud to see.”

Adding, “Our event schedule – from memorable seminars on sustainability with Roda Huset and maximising creativity with Seed Library to the launch of The Ada Coleman Project – definitely inspired and excited as much as the packed programme of sensational bar takeovers, including Satan’s WhiskersKwãntPassing FanciesCasa Tobago and Lyaness amongst others, in Edinburgh’s very best venues absolutely delivered the platform we hoped for our bar peers to share knowledge, network and have a great time!

Award-winning, Eric Lorincz from Mayfair’s Kwãnt comments, “I’m very happy to that I made it! I left Edinburgh pumped up with so much energy. Truly what I really noticed was everyone in such a positive spirit. When I did my guest shift I was loaded with orders, but the stress level was on the lowest and that kept me going. Overall, I’m so glad that Scotland finally has an event where all the great products from Scotland can be showcased by local bartenders. The creativity and passion is there and most importantly the hospitality is demonstrated on the highest level.”

While Head of On-Trade (Global & EMEA) for Remy CointreauScott Fitzgerald says, “‘The inaugural EBS was a huge hit for us at Remy Cointreau, and also for the UK trade. It was spectacular gathering of industry professionals, with an array of excellent seminars and vibrant events. We are excited to continue supporting the show, and how it showcases the vibrant bars around Edinburgh and the wider UK.”

Edinburgh Bar Show is set to return in 2025 following the positive feedback from attendees and brand partners from across the industry. Expect an expanded, all-encompassing seminar programme with even more international-flavour added to the schedule of bar takeovers as well as a series of additional elements that the team will be working on in the coming months. 

For more information as it’s revealed, head to www.edinburghbarshow.co.uk or follow @edinburgh_bar_show. 

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