Remembering Imbibe Live 2018

Imbibe Live 2018 was back in its usual place at Olympia, Kensington on July 2nd and 3rd. Urban Bar were there to soak in the electric atmosphere, and to meet with our existing clients, and new faces.

The range of spirit launches at the show was phenomenal, keeping our staff busy as they trekked around the venue meeting with these new brands.

Urban Bar was debuting its new show stand with some rustic display units and a bar top to complement our products.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Urban Bar’s new rustic display stand was popular with all visitors

Stars of Imbibe Live 2018

Everyone that visited our stand loved the new layout, but more importantly they loved our products! The runaway stars of the show were our Tiki and Tattoo etched cocktail shakers.

Our new tin on tin cocktail shakers were on our bar top for the endless sea of mixologists to get their hands on. The enthusiastic reception that our shakers received was a fantastic boost to the Urban Bar ego!

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Our Head of Sales & Marketing welcomes the crowds, waiting to get their hands on our new Tiki and Tattoo Cocktail Shakers, on sale at the show

If you were one of the many people that bought a Tattoo or Tiki shaker at the show, please send us your pictures of them, we can’t wait to see them in use!

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New Customers

Some visitors to our stand were new to Urban Bar, or had never gotten the chance to actually pick up an Urban Bar product. Our stand had a vast array of our catalogue items on display, giving everyone the opportunity to experience our premium glassware and barware first-hand.

We met so many new contacts at Imbibe Live 2018 – our sales team have a stack of business cards and notes to work through. If you would like to get the ball rolling then why not fill in the relevant online trade account application form now?

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Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Imbibe Live 2018 gives a chance to explore our wide range of barware first-hand

Community Spirit

Throughout Imbibe Live 2018, mixologists approached our stand to find some glassware they could use in their own display, or for one of the many exciting cocktail competitions happening at the event. Our range of premium crystal stemware and tumblers made our stand the go-to place for presenting drinks in style.

More than happy to help out, our glassware played host to some gorgeous drinks on various stands at the show.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
The Maverick Drinks team needed some glassware to show off their brands at the show, so they paid a visit to our stand and picked up the Retro Fizzio 1910 Coupe.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Our Koto Tumbler was borrowed from our stand to take part in “The World’s Biggest Live Cocktail Competition” on the Identity Drinks Brands stand.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
The Ginza Tall Cuts Martini Glass having its closeup on the One Gin stand.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Urban Bar’s Marketing Manager, shows off our new Octagonal Cocktail Shaker for a new showcase video by hospitality freelance service, 86Staff

Bespoke Branding Service

With bespoke branding and design being a large part of our business, Urban Bar’s products appeared all over Imbibe on other stands.

We had lots of enquiries about our services during Imbibe, with existing customers discussing new projects, and new customers discovering how we can help with their POS.

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Copeland were flying the flag for Northern Ireland with our gin balloon glasses helping to promote their limited edition Strawberry & Basil gin

Urban Bar at Imbibe Live 2018
Some Urban Bar Oak Ageing Barrels were watching from on-high, promoting Buffalo Trace

If you want to find out a bit more about how we can help your drinks brand, read more about our branding and bespoke services below.

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Overall, Imbibe Live 2018 was a fantastic show. The passion and enthusiasm that bartenders have for their craft, and in turn for our products, is so infectious it adds more coal to our creative fire. We loved hearing the feedback on our products on display – good and bad – we always like to know if we’re doing something right, or if there’s ways we could improve.

We can’t wait until Imbibe Live 2019!

To answer all your queries about glassware and barware supply and our branding services, contact us today on +44 (0) 1763 500 131