A Cocktail Competition with a difference ….

Roll up for the Greatest Shakedown in town ...

Can you actually believe it? Barlounge is 20 years old this year. It feels like it’s always been there – and we all seem to have grown up there together. It’s a familiar, comfortable and safe place where we know we’re always going to be very well looked after.

All of our favourite bartenders from yesteryear are pretty much still there, in one capacity or another – Jason, Sparky, Brendan, Cino and Rick are still doing their thing (and let’s not forget the Governor Neil), although these days it’s a bit more Rockin’ Chair than Rock ‘n’ Roll for most of us!

The Barlounge team have created a calendar of unmissable Events & Parties to celebrate year number 20, including a nostalgic trip down mixology lane on Tuesday 18th February. Rick Warrier – cocktail extraordinaire is firmly at the helm of this one, with some of Chester’s finest bartenders reuniting to bring you the ultimate Cocktail Shakedown – a competition which promises the glitz and glamour of the Oscars with individual performances to match.

The good news is that there are more (really good) bars in Chester than ever before, so the time is right for the Showdown of the Century – and We Love Good Times will be there in force to join in – in fact we’re pretty honoured to have been asked to judge, and can’t wait to be a part of the fun & frolics later on this month …

So the best bartenders from the best bars will be coming together for the ultimate event on the cocktail competition calendar – and aren’t we lucky to be living and working in this fabulous city with the best selection of independently run bars than at any other time?

We reckon the liquor will be hard and the competition will be stiff! What are we looking for? Apart from sublime drinks using great products and ingredients (of course), we’re excited to see who is deserving of the award for biggest entertaining show-off in Chester! That stand-out performance to make a special memory in Chester bartending legend.

Join us on the 18th Feb for a night to remember with the Chester legends from 7pm onwards to find out how who will be crowned King or Queen of the Cocktails!

(DJ & party til midnight).


Event Website 01244 327394
  • 75 Watergate Street
    CH1 2LB

18th February

Bar & Restaurant

As the original cocktail bar in Chester, we have been serving great food and drink for nearly 20 years in the heart of the City.

We offer our guests the opportunity to drink, dine and socialise in informal surroundings, from the impressive bar area, a relaxed restaurant and there’s no better setting in Chester City centre than the sun terrace to enjoy a drink or two.  For the Winter months it’s heated and covered so you can settle down for the night.

Whether you’re after a quiet drink to read the papers, a beer at the bar or a night out with friends sipping cocktails you are always welcome at Barlounge. With an impressive cocktail list that brings to life the creativity, skills and knowledge of the bar team who have all created bespoke signature cocktails that take inspiration from around the world there is a cocktail for everyone. And our bartenders can also make all the classics you know and love, along with Champagnes, every type of sprit you can imagine and a wide selection of beers.

Our menu is served all day from 11am until 11pm, expect bold flavours, twists on classic dishes and quality ingredients.

Barlounge welcomes friends new and old, you’re just as welcome to join us to dine in the restaurant as you are for a drink in the bar.