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New Haven Cocktail Week Creates Citywide Celebration

By October 30, 2022Connecticut, Top News

Downtown New Haven venues participated in a weeklong showcase of spirits brands and cocktails for the annual New Haven Cocktail Week. Founded and organized by New Haven bar owners and industry professionals, including Ordinary’s Tim Cabral and Ben Zemke, The Owl Shop’s Glen Greenberg and Elm City Social’s John Brennan, the goal to “showcase area bars and restaurants” through education and walk-arounds was met with sold-out seminars and a variety of spirits-centric events for the trade and public alike. The festivities kicked off with a Spirits Ball at BAR on Sept. 18. With more than 25 bars offering specialty cocktail menus and over 30 spirits brands highlighted, visiting patrons were given the chance to learn about spirits brands, try new tastes and participate in a “passport program” culminating in a Saturday celebration at 168 York Street Cafe. Proceeds from the Spirits Ball and seminars were donated to All Our Kin, a New Haven-based organization that trains, supports and sustains community child care providers.



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