For the first time, seven of Rochester's top restaurants and bars will unite for the Rochester Cocktail Revival. This weekend event is geared toward education, fun, and exposure for both bartenders and patrons. The "Cocktail Justice League" includes Fee Brothers (453 Portland Avenue), Cheshire (647 South Avenue, above Solera Wine Bar), Cure (50 Public Market), Good Luck (50 Anderson Avenue), The Owl House (75 Marshall Street), The Revelry (1290 University Avenue), and The Daily Refresher (293 Alexander Street). The weekend is filled with more than ten "spirit dinners," five seminars on a range of cocktail-related subjects taught by guest visitors, and a local spirits tasting event. To end the weekend, Good Luck will host the "Bar Room Battle Royal," featuring bartender competitions and tastings in the ultimate craft cocktail celebration.
The Rochester Cocktail Revival is Friday-Sunday, May 2-4, at various times at all seven host restaurants and bars. Proceeds will be donated to Gilda's Club in Rochester. For a complete list of events and seminars and to register or purchase tickets, visit Rochestercocktailrevival.com.