Saint Petersburg Cocktail Week 2021 will be the city’s first ever cocktail forum and will see Speed Rack head to Russia for the first time. By Holly Graham.

Nikolay Kiselev, Igor Zernov and Artem Peruk, the team behind Saint Petersburg’s decorated El Copitas Bar, are launching Russia’s first cocktail week in the city, and bringing Speed Rack – the all-female speed bartending competition for breast cancer charities – to Russia for the first time.

From July 5 to 11, bartenders from all over all over the region for a series of guest shifts, educational seminars, food from Russia’s best chefs, tattoo artists, awards, music and even stand up comedy, with Speed Rack taking place on July 7.

Notable bars participating in the city include Flowers Bar, Perfect Serve Bar, Ultramen, Xander, Paloma Cantina, Tagliatella Caffe, Merula, Imbibe, Made in China, Social Club, Pirs 28, Ognivo, Animals, Bilbao, Takty, Arka Bar and more.

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