Central West End Cocktail Party

June 11, 2022; 5 – 10 pm

The CWE is home to what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell Boulevard. Each year, the CWE pays tribute to this very important anniversary and celebrates the neighborhood history in style!

With our beautiful tree-lined streets as the backdrop, enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from more than a dozen CWE bars and restaurants.

Get ready to mingle, dance, sample, and sip! Grab your friends and family for a fun-filled evening, featuring live music, aerial performers, fire dancers, unicyclists, photo booths, cotton candy, and more!

Guests won’t want to miss the spirited CWE Cocktail Competition starting at 6:00 p.m. near the Maryland end of the festival zone. Bartenders from throughout the neighborhood and St. Louis will compete in front of judges to be named “Best Bartender” in the City!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information.

2022 Participating Businesses:
Drunken Fish
El Burro Loco
Patty Long Catering
Salt & Smoke
Up Down
Vino STL

Music Line Up:
Main Stage
5pm – 7pm      Hillary Fitz and the Service
8pm – 10pm    Mo Egeston All-Stars featuring CocoSoul

Maryland Stage
5pm – 7pm      Kullus with Special Guest Zel
8pm – 10pm    Nick Pence

Entertainment and Street Performers:
Ariel performance – starts at 7:20pm
Fire Dancers
Molly Balloons
Kiddie Cocktails – Complimentary
Cotton Candy – Complimentary
And more!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Click here to view photos from our 2019 Cocktail Party