Kampala Cocktail Week is the newest, most exciting and most debonair drinking experience to ever come to Kampala. We’ve successfully partnered with Uganda’s leading Spirit Uganda Waragi,  Kampala’s top cocktail bars and mixologists and 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation to bring you creative and refined drinking experiences at the most generous pricing, so you and your friends can indulge in memorable local, continental and international drinks from Kampala’s creme bars without breaking the bank. Remember each drink contributes to the welfare of the children at Elohim Orphanage.

#KlaCocktailWeek will be hosting  Signature Events in different locations around the city, in an exotic celebration of fine drinking.

Here’s the Calendar, Save the Dates:

Official Kick Off Party

1. The Uganda Waragi Official Kick Off Party

Sponsored by Uganda Waragi for its first year, Kampala Cocktail Week – the biggest drinks festival in the region – is finally here. Get ready to shake, sip and party your way to a fantastic celebration of our capital’s thriving cocktail culture. Join us as we Officially Kick Off Kampala Cocktail Week and celebrate the heroes behind the bar, the bartenders.

Three iconic Kampala bartenders take centre stage and take us on a journey of flare, fire and complexity.

Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Venue: Big Mike’s Cocktail Bar
Entrance: Free

Gold Mile

2. The Smirnoff Gold Mile

Get your full Kampala Cocktail Week Experience in just one night with the electric Smirnoff Gold Mile Cocktail Tour. Join the Special Edition “Cocktail Week Party Bus” and go through five (5) participating outlets in just one night, enjoying the VIP Cocktail Experience in each one of these outlets. Each one of the five (5) outlets on the trail is making a surprise Smirnoff Vodka Cocktail for all Gold Mile Wristband Holders and the finale will pack an extra special surprise.

Date: Friday 4th December 2015
Loading Point: Kisementi
Time: 6pm – 12am
Gold Mile Route: Que Pasa Kisementi, Riders Lounge, Zone 7, Tamarai and finally at the Acacia Mall Rooftop for the Smirnoff Party after Dark Pre-Party
: UGX 70,000
*Note: Numbers limited to only 35 pax

Luxury Charter Pineapple Bay

3. The Luxury Charter to Pineapple Bay

There are a few island resorts in Uganda that have that je né sais quoi factor or an unspeakable presence about them. Pineapple Bay Resort is but the ultimate of these resorts. This All White Tropicana Experience spotlights the new bold flavour of Uganda Waragi Coconut through Special Edition Cocktail Mixes coupled with a luxurious island and sailing experience.

A Scenic Sail, Rooftop Open Air Shisha Lounges, Beach Side Picnic Lunches, a Pool Volleyball Tourney and a Surprise Guest Performance make this one of Cocktail Week’s more iconic celebrations!

Date: Saturday 5th December 2015
Docking Station: Jahazi Pier Munyonyo
Time: 9am to 5pm
Destination: Pineapple Bay, Bulago Island
Wristband: UGX 200,000 pp | VIP: UGX 400,000 pp (Max 12 people, VIP Wristband gives you a night’s stay at the exotic Pineapple Bay Resort.
*Note: Numbers limited to only 80 pax

Pitcher Perfect Brunch

4. The Pitcher Perfect Brunch

There’s something about December weekends that lends itself to long, super-relaxed weekend brunches. The kind of brunch where it feels more than okay to sip on an extra cocktail and linger more than usual.

For The Pitcher Perfect Brunch, in partnership with Prunes Cafe and Restaurant (Kampala’s brunch connoisseurs) and Pimm’s Cup, we celebrate the mixology of volumes. The Special Edition Pitcher Cocktail Menu encourages you to come out with your friends on a lazy Sunday and have a laugh about the party last night. Because we believe cocktails taste better with the flavor of good company.

Date: Sunday 6th December 2015
Venue: Prunes Cafe and Restaurant, Kololo
Time: 9am to 2pm
Entrance: Free
Pitchers: UGX 60,000 and serves 6 (See full Pitcher & Brunch menu here)

Jonnie Walker Closed Shop Experience

5. The Johnnie Walker Closed Shop Experience

The Johnnie Walker House officially opened its doors in June 2015. Located in the Kampala Sheraton, it is an embassy for whisky culture and the second of its kind on the continent after Johannesburg.

Kampala Cocktail Week is giving 10 lucky people the once in a lifetime opportunity to be a VVIP Member of the House of Walker for an evening. These 10 lucky people will be treated to the Closed Shop Experience which features an educational Whiskey Tasting of the Johnnie Walker Luxury Reserve Range. The guests will also have the opportunity to purchase any choice Johnnie Walker bottle at the Members’ Special Price for the night.

To be one of these 10 lucky people, all you have to do is join the #JohnnieSelfie Contest below:

1. Buy your choice Johnnie Walker bottle at the House of Walker (Kampala Sheraton Hotel)
2. Take a beautiful selfie with the bottle while in the House of Walker and Post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #KlaCocktailWeek and #JohnnieSelfie
3. The 20 best selfies will be posted on our Facebook Page for Public Voting and the most liked 10 will win a Once in a LifeTime Closed Shop Experience

6. 2 – For – 1 Wednesday

We all appreciate a good deal and great value for money. As the inaugural Cocktail Week draws to a close, we’ve partnered with four (4) Cocktail Bars to make one huge citywide Happy Hour.

Two (2) Cocktails for the price of One (1) from 5pm-9pm. Double the Drinks, Double the Friends, Double the Fun!

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Venue: Nimaro Coffee, Iguana, Piato Restaurant and Tamarai
Time: 6pm to 10pm

7. Uganda Waragi Mix Off

You’ve enjoyed our refreshingly creative #SoUg Cocktail Recipes such as “Justin Juuko’s Punch”, “Luzinda’s Desire” and more courtesy of our various Pre-Cocktail Week Events.

If you’ve missed your taste of any of these #SoUg cocktails, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ll be popping up again for the last time at Zone 7 Mbuya.

2 Bartenders, 2 Bars, 2 Creative Menus – You decide who the Lord of the Drinks is!

Date: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Venue: Zone 7 Mbuya
Time: 6pm to 10pm
All #SoUg Cocktails: UGX 10,000
Time: 6pm to 10pm

To buy your wristband, please call +256 414 695 658 or 0783809296
Email info@thepearlguide.co.ug
Or visit our offices on 8 Kintu Road, Nakasero.

Don’t forget to drink responsibly.