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NewBo City Market and Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery Present:

Cocktail Classic 2024: Garden Party


The best and most creative cocktail bars and restaurants in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor have been invited to participate in the annual Cocktail Classic. Sample a variety of exciting cocktail creations from elite local mixologists all vying to win Best Cocktail! This year, all of the cocktails will be crafted from Cedar Ridge's award-winning QuintEssential™ American Single Malt.


Starting on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 at 7pm, a panel of 'celebrity' judges will name the "Cocktail Classic Champion," guests will also be given the opportunity to vote for "The People's Choice." Ticket holders will enjoy 10 craft cocktail samples from local bartenders, the option to dine at any of our NewBo City Market vendors, a beautiful garden themed cupcake from Anh's Bread Therapy! A limited number of tickets are available.

You can grab your tickets and find out more info here:

Cocktail Classic is presented by Cedar Ridge Distillery and sponsored by Bankers Trust.

These establishments will be competing for this year's Cocktail Classic Championship and People’s Choice Award:

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Event rules: No outside food or drink. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

No refunds or exchanges. Proceeds from The 2024 NewBo Cocktail Classic benefit NewBo City market's mission to support local entrepreneurs as they grow new food and retail businesses and to provide a place for arts, culture, and entertainment for the entire community to enjoy.

When you enter NewBo City Market, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment of royalties in connection with any use. 

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