The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival



Atlanta’s first cocktail festival takes center stage…

In a city where beer festivals are weekly and almost every street has their own, I often wondered when it would be time for an event solely focused on cocktails. It’s an easy sell. A Prohibition-era themed cocktail festival in the vein of Tales of the Cocktail and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is the stuff dreams are made of for a cocktailphile like myself. And not just focusing on cocktails. A full on weekend marathon to include a pool and poker tournament, classic car show, cigar lounge, burlesque show, and culminating in a swanky gala. The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival has been a long time coming and is finally stepping into the spotlight this Labor Day weekend.
 
We took the opportunity to get the skinny on Atlanta’s first cocktail festival from its founder Gary Cobb at Atlanta’s newest Speakeasy. Quite fitting don’tcha think? So check out the video Speakeasy at Speakeasy above and get all of the details regarding this cocktail weekend of epic proportion.
 
Insider Tip: Our friends over at Thrillist and Yelp have promo codes for discounts tickets to the festival. Use either code “THRIL478″ or “YELP235″ for 15% off your tickets.
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