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The Rochester Cocktail Revival Celebrates 10 Years

Rochester Cocktail Revival

Currently in its 10th year, the Rochester Cocktail Revival (RCR) is New York State’s only annual, weeklong spirits festival.

Since its inception in 2014, RCR has annually partnered with 20-plus craft cocktail bars that present 15-plus pairing dinners, over 40 parties, a daytime spirit tasting event, hands-on educational seminars, live music, a themed gala, interactive entertainment at arts venues, and the climactic Bar Room Battle Royale between local mixologists. 

RCR is produced by a team of Rochester entrepreneurs proficient in hospitality, design, operations, photography, videography, and marketing. A portion of proceeds from each Rochester Cocktail Revival benefits an official charity partner, Cancer Support Community at Gilda’s Club, which provides programs and support for adults, teens, and children living with cancer. To date, RCR has raised more than $140,000 for CSC at Gilda’s Club.

This year’s festival takes place from June 5-11, and the schedule is packed with great events. Head to to check out the full schedule and to buy tickets.

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