Central West End Cocktail Party

June 8, 2019 | 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Join us on the streets of the Central West End for our 4th Annual CWE Cocktail Party! 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.

Participating CWE Vendors:
-Bar Italia
-Bar Louie
-Drunken Fish
-El Burro Loco
-Gamlin Whiskey House
-Kingside Diner
-MaryAnn’s Tea Room
-Mission Taco Joint
-Pi Pizzeria
-The Preston
-Sub Zero Vodka Bar
-Taste of Lebanon

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!

Featured Performances:
-Jesse Gannon (Main Stage: 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
-Disco Nites (Main Stage: 8-10 p.m.)
-The Dust Covers (Second Stage: 5-7:15 p.m.)
-The Rockin’ Fools (Second Stage: 7:45-10 p.m.)

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! This year’s Cocktail Competition will be judged by representatives from Sauce Magazine, 4 Hands Brewing Company and The Central West End Association, as well as KMOV reporter Alexis Zotos, and local blogger Whitney in the City.

Lyft Promo Code

Celebrate with us but be sure to drink responsibly. We are partnering with Lyft and whether you’re a new or existing rider, you’ll be able to take advantage of this special promo code during the event! Don’t worry about parking AND ride home safe!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information.

Click here to view photos and video from our 2018 Cocktail Party.