Prepare for a boozy 10 days at this year’s upsized Singapore Cocktail Festival in May

And you thought it couldn’t get any bigger. Last year was the first time that the organizers of the then Singapore Cocktail Week decided to turn the whole thing into a huge festival, complete with a massive 5,500 sqm village housed in a former police station on 99 Beach Road. This year’s edition of Singapore Cocktail Festival will last 10 days and will be held a little later on May 4-13 instead of March.

Details are still a little hazy at the moment, but a representative told us that you can expect the same cocktail bar tours, exciting parties, workshops, great promos on drinks, pairing menus, masterclasses and a whole slew of other boozy events. They’re also bringing back the Festival Village this year, this time at Empress Lawn in front of Victoria Theatre from May 4-6. Here, you can sip on tipples from more than 30 of the best cocktail bars in Singapore and the region such as Cin Cin, Caffe Fernet and Smoke & Mirrors; see award-winning bartenders like James Estes from Skullduggery (KL, Malaysia) and Bob Louison from Pussyfoot Salon (Seoul, South Korea) in action; and check out partnering brands like small Australian distillery Four Pillars, Hendrick’s Gin, and Reyka Vodka; all while soaking in a festival-style party. Entry is now ticketed in bundles (see below) and cocktails at the village will go for $12 nett.

There’ll also be the crowd-favorite Tasting Room, where you can try out a bunch of handcrafted small-batch spirits, the Asia Bar Battle, where country-led bartending teams flex their guns and take on flaring, speed and mystery ingredient challenges, a food street, as well as DJ sets courtesy of Ce La Vi’s resident DJs.

And of course, if you’re up for a couple of nights of bar-hopping in Singapore, they have a new Cocktail Passport you can purchase, which lets you enjoy special cocktails and promos at participating bars like Nutmeg & Clove, Potato Head Singapore, Propeller Bar and more. Every Festival Village ticket holder will receive one for free, otherwise you can purchase it over at the Festival Village for $15 nett.

Tickets are priced from $28 and will be available from 3pm tomorrow (Feb 23) on the festival’s website.